Children absolutely love magic, and Learning is M.A.G.I.C. is specifically designed to tap into the universal joy of wonder while making learning fun. In this unique in-school/after-school program, students are exposed to the daily application of our M.A.G.I.C. acronym:

Making a plan
Acting without fear
Growing as a person
Imagining without limits
Commitment to excellence

In Learning is M.A.G.I.C., secrets of academic achievement are shared and strategies for life success are developed. Through a framework of dramatic structure, students learn the four ingredients of our “Dramatic Sandwich”:


and how they apply to their personal lives. Pencils become “Magic Wands” and journals become “Secret Notebooks” and every day becomes a new source of wonder and imagination.

With over 45 years of teaching experience, Tonyo Melendez and Ruben Padilla have developed unique and fun methods of:

Generating creativity,
Problem solving,
Conflict resolution, and the
Celebrating of each student’s individuality.

Each academic hour focuses on Language Arts activities and theatrical games that promote:

Writing, and

By using magic as an emotional hook, language acquisition becomes fun and exciting. In sharing personal experiences and ideas, students build the confidence needed to continue exploring. And in learning magic effects that utilize such skills as math, spelling, or memory, children become motivated to excel academically.

Learning is M.A.G.I.C. goes beyond the classroom to help kids understand the limitless potential in their everyday lives and teaches them to discover the powerful magic that is within us all.

Learning is M.A.G.I.C. has a mission to “Share secrets with
students for academic achievement.” These “secrets”
include unique methods of self-expression, fun ways of generating creativity, problem
solving through conflict resolution, and the enthusiastic
celebration of each student's individuality.