Welcome to Avenues
A New School of Thought
Avenues opened its first campus in New York in 2012 with the goal of creating a network of campuses in the world’s most vibrant cities. Since then, Avenues has opened a campus in São Paulo, Brazil and is now taking root in Shenzhen, China. Avenues is a highly integrated and global learning community connected by a common vision, a shared curriculum, the same admissions standards and best-in-class facilities. We begin this fall in Shenzhen with Small World, a unique program for 2-year-olds and Avenues’ first step in China.
“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… and, most importantly, architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.”
Avenues Mission Statement
Learning Innovation Center
What Does the Future of Education Look Like?
Avenues: The World School has an exciting new home in Shenzhen. Located in the Sunmax Technology Park in Nanshan, the Center will showcase innovations in education, host events for students and families and act as a portal to Avenues’ global network of campuses. From fall 2018, the Center will also house the Small World program for toddlers.
“We must change the way we educate our students if we are to prepare them for an unknowable future.”
Ty Tingley, Avenues Chief Academic Officer
Inspiring Avenues’ youngest learners
from New York to Shenzhen
Designed by the global education team at Avenues, Small World is a unique program for 2-year-olds that fosters developmental skills, kindles curiosity and sets young children upon the path of lifelong learning in two languages. In the safe and stimulating environment of our custom-built classrooms, teachers nurture each child through one-on-one and small group instruction in English and Chinese.
“We are only just beginning to understand the vital importance of play for learning in early childhood. But creating environments where children learn through play is not a simple thing to do consistently and do well.”
Nancy Schulman, Avenues New York Early Learning Center
Avenues Mastery Academy
Building Community and Inspiring Innovation
Part specialized boarding school, part maker space, the Avenues Mastery Academy is inspired by 15th-century Renaissance workshops: an academic apprentice-learning model in which high school students work side-by-side with master instructors and expert practitioners in a state-of-the-art maker studio. First piloted in Shenzhen in 2017, the Mastery Academy will soon take root at the Avenues Shenzhen Learning Innovation Center in Nanshan District.
“Not many things make me want to stay in class until 2 am!”
Owen, Grade 10, Avenues Mastery Academy 2017
Building a Campus of the Future
An urban oasis where architecture inspires learning
Avenues: The World School has begun building a campus in Tanglang that will set a new standard for school design, not just in China, but throughout the world. Suffused with natural light, surrounded by greenery and seamlessly integrating the most advanced educational technology, the campus will be a haven of learning in the heart of one of China’s most innovative cities. Browse the images below for a preview of Avenues Shenzhen.