About Us

Exploration Starts Here

Welcome to a place where students explore the world and express themselves through media, technology, art, and design. The Magnet School of Multimedia Arts & Design offers a hands-on, technology-infused curriculum for tomorrow’s inventors, designers, engineers and artists—or any child who loves to create and learn from 3-K to 5th grade.

From our 3D printing labs to our “green screen” media creation space, we provide a unique set of tools and technologies for students to explore. Our students use these resources to:

  • Investigate grade-level curriculum through Project-Based Learning (PBL), a student-led, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.
  • Learn how to use cutting-edge technologies and media tools, including robotics, podcasting, video creation and editing, animation, 3D printing, and more.
  • Develop the 21st century skills colleges and workplaces are looking for, including communication, collaboration, digital literacy, and critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Express themselves and develop friendships and social and emotional skills through media, visual arts, and performance arts.

Special Programs and Partnerships

We offer a number of programs to enrich the academic curriculum and help our students hone their technology skills. Some of these have been made possible through community and industry partnerships.

  • Using Lego Robotics in the classroom is a great place to develop engineering, coding and problem-solving skills.
  • Magic Box worked with our students on video production, digital literacy, and animation using iMotion. These skills will be used in classrooms in the core subject areas.
  • Project Recess worked with our teachers to infuse technology into each curriculum unit.
  • Soundtrap taught our teachers how to incorporate podcasting  in lessons.
  • SEP Jr. (Software, Engineering and Programming) provides opportunities for students to explore computer science concepts through fun extracurricular programs.
  • Lehman College Art Gallery worked with our students to create art that will live in the building long after the students have graduated, including murals, mosaics, and more!
  • Teachers have been trained in Project-Based Learning through the Buck Institute for Education.

Instructional Focus

If students are engaged in rigorous student - centered tasks,

collaborative questioning and discussion techniques, as well as,

Project Based Learning, they will develop critical thinking skills

through oral and written communication across the content

areas to support college and career readiness.

Getting Here

The Magnet School of Multimedia, Arts & Design is part of the Northeast Bronx Educational Park in the Co-Op City section of the Bronx. We are easily accessible from I95 and Hutchinson River Parkway.

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