Reel Works In Schools

Reel Works In Schools brings our award-winning filmmaking programs into the classrooms of NYC public schools.

We  partner with schools and educators to provide high quality digital learning programs in nine public middle and high schools across NYC.   We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the needs and structure of our school partners, while maintaining our high quality arts instruction and unique curriculum – which aligns with CCLS, NYS, and Blueprint standards, and has a proven track record for preparing students for college and the 21st Century workplace.  In a recent survey , participants at the Academy for Young Writers in East New York reported growth in areas such as identity reflection, goal-setting, problem-solving, time management, cognitive and interpersonal skills.

“Working with Reel Works has truly transformed my U.S. History classroom in the most positive ways,” says Molly Foresta, 11th Grade Social Studies teacher at Brooklyn Secondary School of Collaborative Studies.  “It has truly differentiated the learning experience for so many of my students. It has allowed our kids to communicate complex ideas through a variety of different modalities. Learning to become filmmakers is preparing them as 21st century learners for the increasingly technological world.”

Reel Works in School Partners

Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School (BCAM)

Brooklyn High School of the Arts

Brooklyn International High School

Brooklyn Lab Charter School

Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies

Brooklyn Technical High School

Edward R. Murrow High School

Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders

Frederick Douglass Academy

Future Leaders Institute

Gotham Performing Arts School

M.S. 839

Millennium Brooklyn High School

Mott Hall Bridges Academy

North New Jersey Links

P.S. 284

P.S. 323

P.S. 327

Professional Performing Arts High School

Sunset Park High School

Uncommon Charter School

West Prep Academy Middle School SONYC


Reel Works In Schools helps schools create successful, self-sustaining youth media programs.

Become a Reel Works School Partner.

Email Alissa Cherry, Director of Education at or call (718) 768-9000, to learn more.

Featured Video

Black Sheep
Black Sheep by Camryn Mina

Black Sheep

What does it mean to be a black girl from Bed-Stuy attending an exclusive NYC private school? A filmmaker examines her own experiences and those of girls in similar situations, knowing that not only are they stepping into a different school, they’re stepping into a different world.

Fall Lab 2016


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