|Marine Park - Intermediate School 278 is centrally located in the Marine Park area of
Brooklyn. Geographically, Marine Park is located at the northwestern corner of the park for which
it is named after. During the late 1940's and early 1950's, the population within the Marine Park
area continued to increase. To support this growing community, an additional school was constructed.
Prior to being built, children in the Marine Park area attended the local Public Schools which
went from Grades One through Eight (such as P.S. 207, and P.S. 222). Students would then go
directly into high school (which for the Marine Park area was and continues to be James Madison
High School, photo at right).|