THE BRONX - A class of Bronx middle schoolers is acting out, but it's all a part of their education.

Drama students at the I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts will be in the hands of actors from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting for the next three years.

The low-income school received a federal grant for the collaboration after going three years without a drama program.

Some of the studio's famous alumni include Robert de Niro and Marlon Brando.