Welcome to Avenues

Avenues is in a vibrant neighborhood, the heart of the art district in New York City. You can walk to school on the High Line and look across the roofs of art galleries to Chelsea Piers, where, as well as in our own state-of-the-art gymnasium, Avenues students play sports. New York City is charged with energy, and Avenues is adding to that energy.

School is about learning useful habits of mind, and Avenues will teach many of those. The school will make you a confident player 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. At Avenues you will find friends, both in your neighborhood and all over the world. You will learn to overcome barriers of language and geography and enjoy service that benefits others. You will develop confidence in your own strengths and learn to challenge yourself. And you 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!

Tyler Tingley
Chief Academic Officer

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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

July 15, 2017

Issue Nine of The Highliner

by Jennette Mullaney

In the latest issue of The Highliner, editor-in-chief Isabella Simonetti reflects on how 12th-grade students and their teachers are dealing with schoolwork in the final few weeks of school. 

July 13, 2017

The Highliner Goes to D.C.

by Daniel Mendel

This spring, the editorial staff of The Highliner joined Mr. Mendel and Ms. Trotter on a two-day field trip to Washington D.C. The trip honored the hard work and dedication of our upper grades student journalists by providing them with an immersive journalism-focused experience in our nation's capital.  

July 7, 2017

David Bodanis: Einstein’s Greatest Mistake

by Jennette Mullaney

During a talk at Avenues, bestselling author and futurist David Bodanis describes the life and work of one of history’s most fascinating scientists. 

June 23, 2017

The Highliner Issue Eight

by Daniel Mendel

Just days before spring break, upper school students were greeted in Food by the smiling faces of The Highliner staff in what has become something of a treasured ritual. As upper graders shuffled out of the elevators for lunch, they received fresh copies of The Highliner Issue VIII. 

May 8, 2017

Upper Division Students Receive Scholastic Writing Awards

by Judith Fox

17 Avenues students in grades 8 through 11 received awards for their “superior talent and achievement” in the written word. 

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