Even though the school has not opened for business and doesn't even exist yet. There are many parents and educators betting that the founders of Avenues - The World School can live up to it's promise to educate 21st century global citizens. They say that will provide among other things, intensive instruction in Spanish or Mandarin.
This exclusive $40K yearly tuition private school is scheduled to open next year and is promising to educate global citizens by teaching them in another language, beginning with 3 years of age.
Meanwhile, hundreds of New York parents have already applied for early admission and are paying $8,500 in deposits just to reserve a spot in New York's bright new world of private education.
It's a for-profit venture from Edison Schools, which sought to remake public education. It will join the ranks of expensive private schools like Horace Mann and Dalton when it opens for business in September of 2012.