Avenues The World School was founded with the vision to establish one school with many campuses that are intentionally connected and located in key global cities. Avenues is one highly integrated learning community, supported by a common mission, shared curriculum—including language immersion—world-class technology, and a headquarters team in New York City. Avenues is helping define a new category of school—a world school.
Years Established: 2012
Average Class Size: 16
Who you serve:
Co-ed, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Preschool
We 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.
What differentiates your school from all others?
We believe that there are many reasons to choose Avenues: The World School; two things in particular, however, make Avenues truly distinct.
Avenues’ innovative and rigorous curriculum continues to be shaped by expert faculty with support from our in-house research and development team. Some of the unique programs that we have developed since opening in 2012 include the World Course, High Intensity Practice, the Mastery Program, Avenues Mastery Academies and the Avenues World Elements. Language immersion, offered in either Chinese or Spanish, is a core part of an Avenues education from nursery to 5th grade, cultivating students who are truly proficient in a second language by the time they enter the middle grades.
As one school with many campuses, Avenues is also highly integrated global learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, the same admissions standards, collective professional development of its faculty and best-in-class facilities.
Where do you see your school in 5 years, what will be different?
Avenues’ first campus opened in 2012 in New York and the second campus opened in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2018. One year later, Avenues Shenzhen opened. With the launch of Avenues Online in 2019, Avenues set the new standard for online education. Avenues is currently developing campuses in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, and Miami, with plans to open additional campuses around the globe, so our global community will continue to grow and offer opportunity.
Whats one myth about your school thats just not true?
Despite having only opened in 2012 and having had just five graduating classes, we have placed students in selective postsecondary environments where they have thrived. Our distinctive academic program—emphasizing global preparedness, collaboration and the pursuit of one’s passion—makes Avenues graduates uniquely compelling applicants.
Through the deans program, we provide individualized college counseling with a track record of excellence. Students from Avenues’ first four graduating classes are studying at a distinctive array of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the world, including the University of Chicago, Harvard, New York University, the University of Southern California, and Stanford. But most importantly for us, they have identified and been admitted to institutions in which they will thrive.