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Secondary Division

Grades 6 – 12

Avenues students from across Brazil and around the world explore complex topics connected to global issues and practice skills to become changemakers for the future.

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Great Works

The foundation of an Avenues education is Great Works — a robust, interdisciplinary 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, earning one credit in each discipline. Curated texts, typically 12 – 16 books each year, complement projects and provide frameworks for engaging critically with global topics and year-long themes.

Math Inquiry

Avenues offers a rigorous, problem-based mathematics curriculum modeled on materials developed at Phillips Exeter Academy with advanced courses available to students demonstrating readiness. Students with exceptional talent may apply to our highly selective Institute for Advanced Mathematics.

Global Passport

Competency in world languages is a critical skill for future global leaders. In Global Passport, our task-based language curriculum, students accelerate their language acquisition through deep practice in real-world situations. This unparalleled program allows students to choose from over 50 languages of study, from Spanish to Swahili, from Mandarin to Malay.

Flexible Scheduling

Students dedicate 4 – 6 hours per day on focused school work. This includes about two hours per day in synchronous sessions with faculty, deans, and classmates. On a typical day, students also participate in collaboration sessions with friends and attend office hours with faculty who are available to offer individualized support.

The Deans Program

Upon entering Avenues, students are assigned a Dean who provides ongoing guidance and individualized support while they navigate the social, emotional and physical changes of adolescence. Deans work closely with faculty to support the academic success of students and serve as a point of contact for parents to ensure strong communication between families and the school. Students meet weekly with their “deans group,” a space that fosters close relationships with peers and nurtures a sense of community and belonging.

Student Life

Each school year begins with bonding activities to reunite students with classmates and welcome new members to the Avenues community. Students of all grades gather on Fridays for assembly where guest speakers, special events, and student showcases create opportunities for celebration and shared experiences. A wide selection of clubs and interest groups are also available, some drawing students from across Avenues’ network of campuses.

Welcome, Safety, Respect

Our student body represents a wide range of cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds. We encourage students to discover commonalities with their classmates and celebrate the differences that make our community diverse and unique. Our core values of Welcome, Safety, Respect are the foundation of our school culture and guide how we treat each other as a community.

College Counseling

In grades 10 – 12, deans serve as college counselors. This ensures that students benefit from the guidance of someone who knows them well and fully appreciates their talents, accomplishments, goals, and aspirations for after they leave Avenues. Deans provide personalized counseling on course selection, standardized testing, researching colleges and universities, and all aspects of the college application and selection process.

Graduates of the São Paulo campus have been admitted to the following colleges and universities (Brazilian university results will be added soon).

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