Videos

Nothing can give you as true a sense of Avenues as spending time with students and teachers in our Chelsea campus. But until you’re able to come for a visit, these videos will give you a taste of what’s in store for you. Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:
The Avenues mission statement spoken by the founding faculty of 2012.
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Harkness Method:
Discover how learning at a round table develops collaboration and critical-thinking skills.
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First Glimpse Technology:
See an overview of technology at work in the classroom.
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Rashomon Project:
An interdisciplinary project where math, science, music and humanities are united by J.S. Bach’s “Gavotte en Rondeau.”
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Spy School:
Middle grades program students, working with INTERPOL, spend a week tracking down a “missing” painting
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World Course:
A central component of an Avenues education, the World Course prepares students to think both critically and globally.
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Minimester:
This program exposes middle grades students to over 50 courses as preparation for their Mastery projects in the upper grades program.
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STEAM Driven:
Multiple disciplines meet on one trampoline to explore the commonalities in STEAM: science, tech, engineering, art and math.

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Virtual Tour:
Take a floating tour of our state-of-the-art school.
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Language Immersion:
See how our language immersion program teaches students to become proficient in Chinese or Spanish.

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March 20, 2019

Robotic Construction Winter Seminar

by Yi Ching Hsieh, Middle Grades Chinese Teacher


In our robotic construction Winter Seminar course, students were challenged to reach the next level of block coding and robot design by building their own pinball machine using Lego EV3 Mindstorms bricks.  

March 18, 2019

Vietnam War Documentary Project: The Soldiers’ Experience

by Ron Widelec, Upper Division History Teacher


This year, high school seniors were offered an elective on the Vietnam War. Part of the course involved spending an entire term creating a documentary about the war based on the experiences of veterans. 

March 14, 2019

Kindergarten Greeting Card Exchange: A Collaborative Project Between NYC and São Paulo

by Ann Romero de Córdoba, Lower Division Visual Arts Teacher


The kindergarten Dragons and Eagles classes in New York and all three kindergarten classes in São Paulo – the Macaws, Hummingirds, and Toucans – have embarked upon an exciting artistic collaboration over the past few months 

March 13, 2019

The Mathematics Behind Life Decisions

by Abigail Simpson, Middle Grades Math Teacher


Middle grades students could be found studying bank statements, comparing credit cards and deciphering paycheck stubs in a Winter Seminar class that was all about taking a deep dive into the very real, everyday world of math: financial literacy.  

March 11, 2019

What is Your Passion? Part Two

by Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher


As we moved forward in our Passions unit, having finished our short films documenting our own individual passions in life as a solo project, students broke into small groups and crafted empathy interviews.  


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