We are thrilled to announce our Founding Class Program for fall 2022! And with it, an exciting opportunity to shape the culture of our newest campus.
The Founding Class Program offers a unique opportunity to a small cohort of students in grades 6-9 to act as trailblazers and co-creators of our new campus, conveniently located in San Jose.
Over the course of this special year, students will focus on the theme of innovation, studying and developing solutions to both local- and global-scale problems with guidance from world-class faculty. Through project-based, interdisciplinary learning, they will discover and develop their passions, engage in community partnerships, and help build the culture of their new school. At the same time, they will develop the skills and qualities necessary to become architects of their own futures as well as the future of Avenues.
We offer a range of virtual and in-person events to help families better get to know Avenues. From the high-level overview offered at our Parent Introductory Event, to the on-campus opportunities to connect, each event presents a different perspective on life at Avenues.
The foundation of an Avenues education is Interdisciplinary Studies— a robust project-based course team-taught by two faculty members, one specializing in STEAM and the other in World (humanities and social sciences). Students complete interdisciplinary projects that integrate coursework in English, history, science, and art & design. Curated texts complement projects and provide frameworks for engaging critically with global topics, local issues and year-long themes.
A global curriculum for a world school
What do Avenues students learn? The Avenues World Elements table is our answer to that question. Designed by our research and development team, the Avenues World Elements is a global curricular system that defines the learning outcomes of Avenues students at all grade levels, at all our campuses.
Meet the team
570 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA
Avenues Silicon Valley is located right off of Highway 280 in the Midtown neighborhood of San Jose, just north of Willow Glen.
The campus is easily accessible from throughout the Peninsula and South Bay, a 25-minute drive in the morning from Stanford campus, downtown Los Gatos and downtown Saratoga. Just a 5-minute walk from campus, Race VTA Light Rail Station connects to local transportation hub San Jose Diridon Station, which is served by CalTrain, Amtrak and ACE.