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

School, Community, and Cultural Center Partners 



1. PS 84
32 West 92 St.
NY, NY 10025

2. The Manhattan International H.S.
317 East 67 St.
NY, NY 10065

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


4. NYC Lab School
333 West 17 St.
NY, NY 10011

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



6. The Brooklyn International H.S.
49 Flatbush Ave. Ext.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7. PS/MS 282
180 6th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

8. Academy of Innovative Technology
999 Jamaica Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11208


9. Linden Learning Center
1965 Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11208



10. PS 122
21-21 Ditmars Blvd 
Astoria, NY 11105

11. PS/IS 111 
37-15 13 St.
Long Island City, NY 11101

12. H.S. of Applied Communications
30-20 Thomson Ave. 
Queens, NY 11101


13. Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81 St.
Jackson Heights, NY

14. IS 237
46-21 Colden St. 
Flushing, NY 11355

15. JHS 194
154-60 17 Ave. 
Queens, NY 11357


16. PS 130
200-01 42 Ave. 
Queens, NY 11361

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



18. Bronx Theatre High School
99 Terrace View Ave,
New York, NY 10463

Making a Difference



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


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



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



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



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


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 



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)