Welcome to Avenues

Avenues: The World School was founded in 2010 with the vision to establish one school with many campuses that are intentionally connected and interdependent, located in leading global cities. Avenues is one highly integrated learning community, supported by a common mission, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City. Through this effort, Avenues is helping to define a new category of school—a world school.

School is about learning useful habits of mind, and Avenues teaches many of those. Our students will develop to be confident players on a world stage, proficient in more than one language, prepared for academic achievement and with a special capacity to engage in independent exploration and study.

School is also about learning important habits of the heart, and these are some of the most important lessons in life. Our students will find friends, both in their neighborhood and all over the world. They will learn to overcome barriers of language and geography and enjoy service that benefits others. They will develop confidence in their own strengths and learn to challenge themselves. And they will develop the values to help live your life as a happy and productive citizen of our world.

Setting forth on this journey is exhilarating. Welcome to Avenues!

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"School is about learning useful habits of the mind and important habits of the heart."

- Tyler Tingley and Robert "Skip" Mattoon

Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

August 14, 2019

See the Winning Photos from the 2019 Global Journeys Fifth Term Photo Contest

by Morgan Baum, Global Journeys


Global Journeys offers several programs students can take during Fifth Term, and in 2019, students participated in programs to China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Brazil and Hawaii.   

August 8, 2019

Learning about Financial Literacy in Chinese Class

by Ting Wang, Middle Grades Chinese Teacher


The 7th grade Wu Ji Xian class completed another project in their target language—a financial literacy project named “ru guo wo you yi bai wan,” or, “if I had one million dollars.”  

July 30, 2019

Show and Tell in Mandarin Chinese

by LiMei Ye, 1st Grade Teacher


We discovered an even better way to encourage students to speak more in Chinese—by holding a "show and tell" in the target language.  

July 25, 2019

Kindergarteners Learn about Central American Culture

by Meagan Gutierrez, Kindergarten Teacher


This past spring, the kindergarten’s Owls and Toucans learned about their teachers' different cultures in the target language. We took time to talk about the mountainous terrain which yields various types of exotic fruit in Honduras and also touched on the volcanos surrounded by lakes in Nicaragua.  

July 18, 2019

Dancing a Poem with the Avenues Dance Club

by Dina Gray, Dance and Movement Teacher


This year I had the opportunity to work with my 6th grade dance club to create a piece for the Avenues spring dance concert. We decided to use the Maya Angelou’s poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me at All” as a jumping-off point.  


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