There is no place quite like Avenues. We are a top-tier school in New York City that offers a truly global education, one that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Our faculty bring widely diverse experiences, but we are all committed to creating a unique educational experience together. We foster a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship, and deep collaboration. We teach and learn through challenging interdisciplinary projects. And we offer unparalleled possibilities for professional learning prospects around the globe.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution
Collaboration isn't a buzzword here--it's woven into everything we do. We have built substantial time to collaborate into our schedule. Teacher teams across multiple disciplines design learning experiences 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
At Avenues, learning another language is more than an academic pursuit; it is a practice that transforms the way students see and think about the world. We develop our own inquiry-based curriculum that helps students learn within and through their target language. As a result, our students develop their second-language skills through vibrant classroom discussions, engaging and authentic projects, cultural and international exchanges, and frequent real-world language use. Spanish teachers also collaborate not only with each other, but also with colleagues in other disciplines to design both complementary and integrated learning experiences.
More broadly, all teachers at Avenues:
ensure students achieve key learning outcomes by targeting instruction to address individual student needs
co-construct with students a classroom environment that establishes high standards, fosters a sense of belonging, and upholds our founding values of welcome, safety, and respect
practice cultural competence in the classroom and workplace
inspire trust and confidence with guardians and families through regular, proactive communication
contribute to the broader community of our NYC campus and global network
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website at http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Make sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter with your application explaining how you meet the criteria.
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Avenues Spanish teachers bring all or most of the following:
several years of teaching experience in middle school Spanish and an exemplary track record of student learning
deep knowledge of, and passion for, the Spanish language and Latinx history and culture
expertise in task-based instruction for communication and project-based language learning
familiarity with a range of summative and formative assessment approaches
native, or near-native, proficiency in Spanish
proficiency in backwards planning and lesson design frameworks, such as Understanding by Design
experience with, or interest in, interdisciplinary, project-based L2 teaching
commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
a strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
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.