Global Education Coalition NYC

The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.

Avenues: The World School

 11 East 26 St

17th Floor

NY, NY  10010

Phone: 646. 625. 7647

www.avenues.org

Avenues: The World School opened its New York campus in fall 2012. As the first of 20 campuses, Avenues: New York, serving children ages three to 18, will be part of a system of schools—one school with campuses in 20 or more cities around the globe— that emphasizes a commitment to prepare students for citizenship in a world increasingly made smaller through transportation and technology.

Avenues’ students will learn in an internationally collaborative environment that reflects the world in which they will live and work. They’ll graduate with advanced proficiency in a second language; have the opportunity to study at several campuses around the world; and experience a 15-year global studies curriculum created by leading university scholars. Teaching and learning styles that we will nurture include:  student-centered learning, project-based learning, including service-learning, independent study, developing students passion, mastery of subject and extra-curricular interests and Mandarin or Spanish language immersion.

Avenues will give students unparalleled opportunities to interact with people from different cultures with whom they are likely to work in their mature lives as business men and women, scholars and professionals. Older students at Avenues will have many opportunities for international travel to help them become comfortable with people around the globe, while younger children will be exposed to stories, songs and traditions from many parts of the world in order to build a base for future understanding.

Organizational Mission

A NEW SCHOOL OF THOUGHT

AVENUES WILL GRADUATE STUDENTS who are accomplished in the academic skills one would expect; at ease beyond their borders; truly fluent in a second language; good writers and speakers one and all; confident because they excel in a particular passion; artists no matter their field; practical in the ways of the world; emotionally unafraid and physically fit; humble about their gifts and generous of spirit; trustworthy; aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem; great leaders when they can be, good followers when they should be; on their way to well-chosen higher education; and, most importantly, architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.

AVENUES WILL SHARE OUR PROSPERITY with those who need it, initially through traditional financial aid and, as we grow, in more innovative and broader-scale ways that leap the walls of our campuses.

AVENUES WILL PROVIDE OUR FACULTY and staff members a special place to pursue the science and art of teaching. We want to align the rewards of teaching more closely with the value it brings to society, provide teachers opportunities to deepen their skills and be a place where careers, in and out of the classroom, can flourish.

AVENUES WILL ADVANCE EDUCATION by setting an example as an effective, diverse and accountable school; by continuously investing in ways to become better at what we do; and by making available our discoveries, large and small, to colleagues in the cause of education.

Website: www.avenues.org

Contact:
Stephanie Shore
Upper School World Course Teacher
sshore@avenues.org

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