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“Motivational School Assemblies Teach Your Students About STEM/Science, Confidence, Thinking of Others & Believing in Themselves…in Just 45 Minutes!”

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Fun & Interactive School Assembly Programs Designed to Empower Grades 1-5 Children

School assemblies can be great fun for your students. They can reinforce educational concepts, teach your students how to be an audience, and serve as a break from regular classes.

Or they can be a disaster. Many so-called school assembly program presenters do a poor job of bringing educational concepts into their programs. The students may laugh and clap, but when it’s all over, your teachers only think, “We pulled our kids out of class for THAT?”

So school assemblies need to be fun AND educational for maximum value. Fortunately, school assembly presenter John Reid is an expert.

But don't take our word for it:

"John is great! We love it when he comes. The children and staff have fun and are always amazed at his magic tricks!" - Lisa Marx, Hauppauge School District


"John is a class act and surpasses any presentation I've had." - Meryl Eisenberg, Commack School District


"John and his assistant were great. The Children did not want to go home!" - Meryl Eisenberg, Commack School District

This 23-Year Veteran of School Assemblies Packs Messages AND Fun into Every Show…Guaranteed

With decades of experience performing in schools, John Reid understands how valuable your classroom time is. That’s why he bases his entire performing philosophy on this idea:

Magic is a learning experience with lessons that can be applied to so many different real-life situations.

John’s programs are designed to make a connection with your students. They’ll absorb his lessons and laugh and clap at the magical fun. But when the show is over, your students will look at the world around them differently.

But now you might be wondering, “What topics does John Reid offer?”

Glad you asked…

school assembly program presenter John Reid with volunteer

2 Amazing Assembly Programs Your Students & Faculty Will Talk About for Weeks After

School assembly expert John Reid has two programs to choose from:

What is Magic? – This “stealth STEM assembly” teaches your students examples of science by revealing the secrets of magic. Your students won’t realize they are learning!

Secrets of Magic – A “stealth Character Education assembly” that teaches kids kindness respect and believing in themselves…all while learning the true secrets of magic!

Why School Assembly Presenter John Reid Is So Easy to Work With…

Both programs balance education with fun. And both assemblies present messages, life lessons, and key concepts under the guise of learning magic. With magic as popular as it’s ever been, kids are excited about discovering the secrets!

Some assembly presenters expect the “Taylor Swift” treatment. The private dressing room, the bowl of green M&Ms, and the exotic bottled waters. Not John. He understands a LOT is going on in your school every day. That’s why he guarantees he will be the easiest assembly presenter you ever meet.

  • Sound System – John brings his own PA system and mic. That’s great news for you! No coordinating anything with your tech experts at school. John brings it all!

  • Insured – John carries liability insurance for your peace of mind. But after thousands of performances over the last 23+ years, he’s never had any kind of ‘incident.’

  • Outdoor Shows – Most school assembly performers run screaming in terror at the idea of outdoor shows. But John welcomes these unique performing situations! Just let him know at the time of booking and he’ll adjust his show for an amazing outdoor experience.

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed – Still not sure if John’s shows are all they are cracked up to be? Don’t worry. You’re fully protected by John’s money-back guarantee. Don’t feel he delivered on what he promised? Don’t pay. It’s that simple!

  • Backdrops – Is your assembly area a little…cluttered? Don’t worry! John always brings a large, beautiful backdrop to ‘frame’ his shows. His backdrops help focus your students’ attention…and hide those boxes in your assembly area!

school assembly program presenter John Reid with volunteer
school assembly program presenter John Reid with volunteer

Contact John Today…Before It’s Too Late

There is just one problem with choosing John Reid for your school assembly ideas. He’s busy. Based in New York but traveling as far north as Vermont, as far west as Ohio, and as far south as Virginia, John’s performing territory is HUGE!

That means his preferred dates go FAST. Contact John today while you’re thinking about it. You can reach him in two ways:

  1. Call him directly at 516-528-1118 or


  1. Fill out the Contact Form on this page. You’ll receive school assembly program information you can show your committee right away.

We look forward to visiting your school soon!

It's amazing! My son loved every second!



This was the most amazing magic show! My son loved all of it. he was sad to see it end.


PTA President

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