Our mission is to cultivate within each member of a diverse student body, through the Expeditionary Learning design, an intense commitment to self and community, the courage and insight to set high standards for academic and personal success, and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve those standards.

McAuliffe is an Expeditionary Learning school for grades six through eight. McAuliffe’s hands-on curriculum inspires high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. McAuliffe is a diverse community of engaged, motivated learners — scholars and adults alike. At McAuliffe, scholars take ownership of their learning, guided by creative, passionate adults who navigate the balancing act of challenge and support. Our community values independence and individuality, while practicing collaboration, inclusivity, and acceptance.

The Expeditionary Learning model challenges scholars to think critically and to take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. For more information on the EL model and how McAuliffe implements it, please visit our What is EL Education?  and Culture and Character pages.