Rachel Carson Intermediate School

The Rachel Carson Intermediate School, Q237

    The Rachel Carson I.S. 237 Magnet School for the Arts strives to achieve academic excellence by integrating music, visual arts, and theater across the curriculum. We excite and engage students by incorporating the arts to deepen students' understanding of core content while promoting an atmosphere of creativity, inquiry, and intellectual rigor. At the beginning of each September, students select an art or music class that interests them. They will then study their art of choice for at least two years. The classes currently available are: visual arts, chorus, strings, and band. Our arts after-school program has offerings such as painting, guitar, musical theater, jazz band, advanced string orchestra, dance, film, and photography.


Middle School education at I.S. 237 will emphasize the social, emotional, educational and physical needs of our school community. It will strive to provide a safe and secure environment conducive to the exploration of each individual's potential. Our focus is on the journey as well as the destination.

Who Is Rachel Carson?

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania. Her mother bequeathed to her a life-long love of nature and the living world that Rachel expressed first as a writer and later as a student of marine biology. Carson graduated from Pennsylvania College for Women (now Chatham College) in 1929, studied at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and received her MA in zoology from Johns Hopkins University in 1932.

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