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Impact

Magic Box brought the extraordinary into my classroom. 
With every residency, I learn new techniques to bring to my students.

—Elisa De Gregorio, visual arts teacher, NYC high school

By opening up the processes of the digital world, children can grasp the possibilities engendered by creative thinking and digital doing.

independent evaluation, digital natives project
early childhood discovery
and design magnet school
 

"a travers mes yeux/through my eyes" has demonstrated the power of digital photography as a vehicle for major learning.

independent evaluation
"a travers mes yeux/thrugh my eyes" project
ps84/ms256
 

School, Community, and Cultural Center Partners 

 

Bronx

 

Bronx International High School
1110 Boston Rd
Bronx, NY 10456

International Community High School
345 Brook Ave
Bronx, NY 10454

Public School 178 - Dr. Selman Waksman
850 Baychester Ave
Bronx, NY 10475

 

Brooklyn

 

Bronx International High School
1110 Boston Rd
Bronx, NY 10456

International Community High School
345 Brook Ave
Bronx, NY 10454

Public School 178 - Dr. Selman Waksman
850 Baychester Ave
Bronx, NY 10475

 

Manhattan

 

Chelsea High School
131 Ave. of the Americas
NY, NY 10013

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
120 West 46 St.
NY, NY 10036

Lower East Side Preparatory High School
145 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002

The Manhattan International High School
317 East 67 St.
NY, NY 10065

Public School  84
32 West 92 St.
NY, NY 10025

Public School 130
143 Baxter St
New York, NY 10013

 

Queens

 

BELL Academy
18-25 212th St
Bayside, NY 11360

The International High School for Health Sciences
48-01 90th St
Queens, NY 11373

John Adams High School
101-01 Rockaway Blvd
Ozone Park, NY 11417

Junior High School 217 Robert A Van Wyck
85-05 144th St
Jamaica, NY 11435

Junior High School 194 William Carr
154-60 17 Avenue Queens
Queens, NY 11357

Public School 122 Mamie Fay
21-21 Ditmars Blvd
Queens, NY 11105

Public School / Intermediate School 128Q
69-10 65th Dr
Middle Village, NY 11379

Public School 130
200-01 42 Ave.
Queens, NY 11361

Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237
4621 Colden St
Queens, NY 11355

Scholars’ Academy
320 Beach 104 St.
Rockaway Park, NY 11694

Winchester Public School 18
86-35 235th Ct
Queens Village, NY 11427

 

Staten Island

 

Susan E. Wagner High School
1200 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314

 

Cultural Partners

 

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave
Queens, NY 11106

Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Ave
Harrison, NY 10528

 

Making a Difference

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Awards

Magic Box student Titiana Miller (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School) received a Gold Key from the prestigious 2015  Scholastic Art regional competition.

Acclaim

Rockaways 6th grade filmmakers were interviewed on WNYC at the premiere of their video about the impact of Hurricane Sandy in their neighborhood.

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Collaboration

Magic Box Executive Director Nelle Stokes is one of the original contributors to the NYC Department of Education's Blueprint for the Moving Image.
 

Testimonials  

Administrators
 

Your instructors have strengthened the skills and confidence of our students and teachers in utilizing technology to express themselves and explore the world. They are professional and compassionate about their mission and the students.

—Randy Seabrook, (Ret.) Principal, PS/IS 111, Queens

 

Students

I learned how to see the artistic side of things that I see every day. 

—high school student

For the first time I felt like a true photographer! 

—high school student


Teachers

I gained the feeling of empowerment to move forward in 21st century teaching/learning.

—middle school teacher
 

I was able to take what I learned and use it immediately.

—middle school teacher 

EvaluationS


 

It is crystal clear to me how well the technique works for this kind of arts education project.

—Jane Remer, independent research and evaluator, 
on a partnership between
Magic Box, New York City Center, and PS 84 (4th grade)