Early childhood at Avenues is full of joy, discovery, and exploration—and unfolds entirely in two languages. Our innovative early childhood program for nursery, pre-k and kindergarten students is based on language immersion in English, interdisciplinary studies, learning through play and our unique global humanities program—and is brought to life by a team of passionate, experienced and highly-qualified educators. We emphasize:
Setting students up for a bilingual future with language immersion in English
The acquisition of skills through play, exploration and specialty classes
World-focused, interdisciplinary study in our unique global humanities course
Language Immersion in English
We don’t teach English; we teach in English
At Avenues, learning a second language is more than an academic pursuit; it is a daily practice that transforms the way students see and think about the world. From nursery to 5th grade, students spend 50% of their time learning in English and 50% learning in a second language: one day in English, one day in Mandarin, and so on. This way, students learn languages as tools of daily communication that will be useful for the rest of their lives.
An emphasis on social-emotional development and problem-solving skills underpin Avenues’ early childhood curriculum. Children learn on their own, with individualized instruction, as well as in small groups, developing all-important collaboration skills. The curriculum consists of the following:
- Development of both fine and gross motor skills
- Individualized focus on language, literacy and writing skills
- Estimation and early math readiness and problem solving
- A scientific view of the world: simple experiments
- The beginning of the World Course that will spiral through all years of the Avenues curriculum
- Introduction of English through 50/50 immersion
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.
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