The Primary Division program at Avenues Shenzhen integrates the rich academic content of China’s compulsory education with Avenues’ innovative global curriculum, yielding a world-class educational experience that is at once global in scale and local in focus.
50/50 language immersion in English and Mandarin
An interdisciplinary, project-based approach to the humanities and sciences
Specialty classes such as integrated math, art, music and SPARK individualized study
Language Immersion in English
We don’t teach English; we teach in English
At Avenues, learning a second language is more than an academic pursuit; it is a daily practice that transforms the way students see and think about the world. In Primary Division, students spend 50% of their time learning in English and 50% learning in a second language: one day in English, one day in Mandarin, and so on. This way, students learn languages as tools of daily communication that will be useful for the rest of their lives.
The Primary Division program integrates Chinese compulsory education with Avenues’ innovative global curriculum, ensuring that students build deep foundational knowledge while developing empathy, creativity and robust problem-solving skills. The program’s components include:
- 50/50 English/Mandarin immersion
- Literacy in English and Chinese
- The Avenues Discovery Course (science and humanities)
- Character Education
- Integrated Math
- SPARK individualized study
- Wellness and Movement
The Avenues World Elements
How does Avenues equip its students to become future world-wise leaders? The Avenues World Elements table is our answer to that question. Designed by our research and development team, the Avenues World Elements is a global curricular system that defines the learning outcomes of Avenues students at all grade levels.
In Shenzhen, the Avenues World Elements are integrated with Chinese compulsory education to yield a program that is global in scope and local in focus.
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