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Learn about Rachel Carson Middle School!

Rachel Carson Middle School is named after a prominent author and environmentalist who embraced

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the sense of wonder.  She is quoted as saying, "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." Carson Middle School embraces the sense of wonder and encourages student discovery in all aspects of their learning and their lives.  Rachel Carson staff takes pride in its service to children, parents and the community.


RCMS - An Inclusive and Respectful Community of Lifelong Learners.

Mission: common sense

The mission of our school is to:

  • Model respect and empathy as we embrace diversity
  • Provide all students with engaging, authentic opportunities
  • Teach 21st century skills
  • Foster resilience 
  • Inspire a sense of wonder

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