Millennium Art Academy Vision

Welcome to Millennium Art Academy, where creativity meets academic excellence in the heart of the Bronx. At Millennium Art Academy, we are dedicated to fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and safe environment where students can thrive both academically and artistically.

Our school culture is built on respect, collaboration, and a passion for the arts. We celebrate the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our students, staff, and community, creating a welcoming atmosphere where everyone feels valued and supported. Our commitment to equity ensures that every student has the opportunity to succeed and express their unique talents.

Millennium Art Academy prioritizes the safety and well-being of our students. We provide a nurturing environment where students can learn and grow without fear. Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to maintain a positive and secure atmosphere, encouraging students to explore their potential and take bold steps toward their future.

We believe that academic excellence is the foundation of success. Our rigorous curriculum challenges students to think critically, solve problems creatively, and strive for their best. With a strong emphasis on college and career readiness, we equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in higher education and beyond. Our dedicated teachers provide personalized support to ensure that every student achieves their academic goals.

At Millennium Art Academy, the arts are at the heart of everything we do. Our comprehensive arts program offers students opportunities to explore their passions in visual arts, theater, dance, and more. We encourage our students to use the arts as a powerful medium for self-expression, communication, and social change. Through performances, exhibitions, and community projects, our students showcase their talents and make a positive impact on the world around them.

Join us at Millennium Art Academy, where we nurture the minds and talents of tomorrow's leaders, artists, and innovators. Together, we create a dynamic and inspiring educational experience that prepares our students for a bright and successful future.

School Bio

Millennium Art Academy (MAA) was founded in 2003 by former principal Maxine Nodel, a graduate of Cooper Union and former student of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Nodel’s vision for Millennium Art Academy was to inspire students to “use the arts to reveal our humanity.” Located on the Adlai Stevenson Campus in Castle Hill, Bronx, MAA is currently run by Principal Herman Guy.

MAA boasts smaller class sizes using an integrated co-teaching (ICT) setting, a high-expectations learning environment, and a focus on social-emotional learning and restorative justice. MAA is home to award-winning staff, including two Big Apple Teachers of the Year. Our current students and alumni have also received multiple awards and recognitions, especially in the Arts. Our students have had their artwork featured regularly in galleries and museums all over New York City such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET). Millennium Art Academy is one of two high schools in the Bronx that partners with NYU’s Nest Program. Nest provides all classrooms at MAA with the materials and resources needed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to succeed in a least restrictive environment and general education classes.

MAA has a thriving after school program in partnership with Community Change and Career Visions, offering a plethora of clubs including the Black Experience Club, Martial Arts Club, Theater Club, and Ukulele Club. Students are given the opportunity to explore different careers and interests in an organized and structured manner that give them access to community members and resources to help them plan for life after high school. Finally, MAA participates in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) with other schools on Stevenson Campus. Stevenson Campus PSAL was recently sponsored by Adidas. With the resources provided at Millennium Art Academy, students are given ample opportunities to prepare themselves for life after high school.

Mission Statement

At Millennium Art Academy we empower students to explore and excel in the arts while fostering academic excellence and personal growth. Our mission is to cultivate a dynamic, inclusive community where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness thrive. Through rigorous arts education and comprehensive academic programs, we inspire our students to develop their unique voices and prepare them for success in college, careers, and as active, thoughtful citizens in a diverse world. We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of artists, leaders, and innovators who will enrich our community and beyond.


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