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Mastery Academy: Academics

A world-class education based on the creation of world-changing technology

The Avenues Mastery Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum for students aged 15-18, anchored in innovation and making, and located in the global electronics hub of Shenzhen, China. Over the course of their time at the Academy, students will:

Design, build and engineer a series of world-changing technologies, ultimately producing an original invention and applying for a patent.

Develop sophisticated perspectives on the past, present and future of technological innovation.

Gain the skills, insights and courage necessary to begin solving the world’s most pressing problems and build a better future.


A journey through the history, theory and practice of innovation

The Academy experience is divided into three year-long themes that embody the paradigms, tensions and values at the heart of innovation and making: The Origin of Discovery (year one), The Road to Invention (year two) and Building the Future (year three). Each unit thoughtfully matches the construction of an invention (in the Mastery Studio) with carefully selected texts (in the Insight Seminar).

The Fundamentals

Academic completion requirements are the same as those for other campuses of Avenues: The World School and students receive an Avenues diploma upon completion. Students benefit from immersion in a STEM-focused English language environment, with English tutorial support. The curriculum includes:

  • Mastery Studio: innovation and making
  • Insight Seminar: interdisciplinary humanities through the lens of technology and science fiction
  • Intensive English instruction
  • Discussion-based and applied Mathematics
  • Yearly design challenge
  • Capstone project: a patented invention
  • World-class college counseling

Admissions for fall 2020 will open soon.

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