IS 237 is an arts-oriented magnet school in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens which is in district 25, New York City. It is also known as Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237, and is located at 46-21 Colden Street. This school consists of grades 6, 7, and 8. Judith Friedman is the principal of the school, which has over 1200 students.
The school was named after scientist Rachel Carson, the writer of Silent Spring which inspired people to name the school after her; it opened in 1971. In 1999 the school took ownership of a park called Rachel Carson Playground, which is right across from the school.
East-West School of International Studies
The East-West School of International Studies (Public School Q281) was established in 2006 in I.S. 237; the school serves students in grades 6-12 with an emphasis on Asian studies. It opened in September 2006 with 6th through 12th grade classes. Operated by the New York City Department of Education, it is led by principal Anthony Cromer, has an average class size of 25 students, and has a student-teacher ratio of 14.9:1 in 2006-07, As it shares space with I.S. 237, the education department is looking at sites for the East-West School to occupy, including a nearby Home Depot.
Student groups and activities include erhu club, anime club, art, STEP team, dance team calligraphy, chess club, dance, film-making, MOUSE Squad (student computer maintenance), mentoring, Model United Nations, music, newspaper, peer tutoring, step club, Korean Traditional Painting, Korean dancing and singing, K-POP club, and student government. Athletic clubs and teams include basketball, yoga, martial arts, soccer, t'ai chi, judo, volleyball, and table tennis.
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- East-West School of International Studies
- East-West School of International Studies on Flickr
- East-West School of International Studies NYC DOE school portal page