A top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in coming years. Teaching and learning through challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology throughout. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled possibilities for professional learning and development prospects around the globe. There is no place quite like Avenues.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. No one teaches on an island here. Substantial time to collaborate is embedded into the schedule. Teacher teams, across multiple disciplines, design learning experiences together for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
What You'll Do
English classes in the upper division are interdisciplinary. Various topics are often interwoven with literature studied in English, growing in depth and complexity, with extensive collaboration with other disciplines including history, science, art, and the world course. Grades 9 and 10 focus on global literature with a strong non-Western emphasis. Classes are discussion-based, promoting inquiry, exploration, and presentation. We expect students to write well and frequently, and engage in independent project work. You will also:
Ensure that students achieve key learning outcomes, targeting instruction thoughtfully to address individual needs
Build a robust learning atmosphere that leads students to feel part of a rigorous but joyful learning community
Collaborate intensively with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary projects and continually deepen student learning
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
What You'll Bring
Avenues English teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, and bring all or most of the following:
A remarkable entrepreneurial drive, creativity and ability to bring new ideas to fruition
Intellectual curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and grow in teaching practice
Strong content knowledge, with expertise in Latin-American, African, or Asian literature preferred
Pedagogy that is engaging, student-centered, and discussion based
A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
A strong track record of student learning and growth in past teaching; experience with interdisciplinary, project-based teaching preferred
Proficiency in a second language, and/or experience living and working outside of the United States, are preferred
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.