Inside an exclusive, $56,000-a-year NYC private school, where hedge-fund managers and tech millionaires send their kids and every student gets a MacBook and an iPad
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- Avenues: The World School is a private school in New York City where tuition is $56,400 per year.
- Students at Avenues range from nursery level to 12th grade, and there's also a part-time program for 2-year-olds.
- Each student is given either a MacBook Air or an iPad Air that they can take home with them starting in sixth grade.
- I took a tour of the pristine campus and its facilities, and I immediately understood why it's so appealing to parents and students.
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Avenues: The World School is a private school in New York City for nursery through 12th grade that costs $56,400 per year.
Avenues operates campuses in New York City, Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Shenzhen, China. The New York campus was the first to open in 2012, but Avenues plans to build campuses in at least 20 cities in the next decade, including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Miami, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Singapore. Avenues wants to be thought of as "one school with many interconnected and interdependent campuses located in the world's leading cities," according to the website.
Parents of Avenues children range from hedge-fund managers and entrepreneurs to tech millionaires and celebrities. Suri Cruise, the daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, reportedly attended the school.
Students at Avenues are given MacBooks and iPads, take yoga and dance classes, and graduate fluent in either Mandarin or Spanish.
Tuition includes all books and materials, field trips, transportation to and from school activities, lunch, snacks, athletic uniforms, and educational technology such as the Apple products.
I took a tour of the New York City campus in Chelsea with Alissa Dufour, the school's communication director. Here's what it looked like.