The Island School has many connections with Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, MA. One of their graduates, Emma Alexander, now is in her second year of teaching histories at IS. CRLS marine biology teacher, Paul McGuinness, attended the annual Island School Teacher Conference in 2004 and is responsible for connecting dozens of students to The Island School. Paul also guides CRLS’s Marine Conservation Club. Inspired by their experiences at The Island School, alumnae Tessa Tracy (F’11) and Danielle Heims-Waldron (Su’13) started the Marine Conservation Club, which has been so successful since its inception a few years ago, hosting numerous fundraisers and events in an effort to raise money for the North Atlantic Right Whales who are dangerously close to reaching distinction. Their hard work was rewarded by the New England Aquarium when they received the 2013 Ocean Stewardship Award. You can read more about their efforts, and watch a video on North Atlantic Right Whales in our alumni spotlight on Tessa Tracy here.
We always love to hear about how The Island School has helped clear a life path for our alumni. Carina Fish, CRLS and Island School Fall 2007 alumna shares some reflections of her time at IS:

Fall’07 was a pivotal experience for me as the semester abroad is for many. It led me to take AP Environmental Science the semester after I got back from Eleuthera and served as the topic of one of my college admissions essays. Having graduated from Harvard College this past May, where I concentrated in both Earth and Planetary Sciences & Environmental Sciences and Engineering, I still, in part, credit The Island School for my love of the outdoors, my impetus for choosing my two departments in college, and my passion for the ocean.

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