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Avenues: The World School in New York at one year

May 5, 2013

Though the article doesn’t mention it much, Avenues is an immersion school. It has two strands, one Spanish and one Mandarin. It got a lot of press last year before it opened. Here’s the New York Times’ latest on it.

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Is This the Best Education Money Can Buy?

  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
  • Gillian Laub for The New York Times
Students at Avenues, an $85 million for-profit start-up school in Chelsea that opened in September.

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Published: May 2, 2013 116 Comments

One night last winter, more than 120 parents filed into the black-box theater at Avenues: The World School in Chelsea, to learn about what their kids were eating. Ever since the $85 million for-profit start-up opened its doors in September, food had been a divisive issue. After the first week of classes, a group of parents sent a seven-page e-mail detailing concerns: there were not enough snacks, not enough “worldly” snacks like seaweed, zucchini bread with quinoa flour and bean quesadillas (so long as the beans came from BPA-free tin cans). Unlike other New York City private schools, with their decades of institutional wisdom, Avenues was founded on the premise that its parents were partners in building a new community. So it was ready to hear them out.

 

 

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