What is EL Education?
You can read more about EL Education and how McAuliffe implements the model on our What is EL Education? page.
I’ve heard mixed reviews about charter schools. Can I have more information about them?
You can see a list and explanation of charter school myths here.
Where are you? What districts are part of McAuliffe?
We’re located in Framingham and we serve all Metrowest towns: Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough and Sudbury.
What grades do you serve?
McAuliffe serves grade 6-8, but creates a rigorous and differentiated curriculum to serve all learning levels and styles.
How long is the school day?
The school day starts at 8:00am. Scholars can be dropped off beginning at 7:45am. Scholars are dismissed at 2:30pm After School Enrichment and Athletics programming runs five days a week until 5:00pm. There are ten half days per school year and the dismissal time is at 11:30. No Enrichment is offered on half days.
What does a typical class look like?
Our average class size is 22 scholars. Nearly all of our classes run with a co-teacher model including one General Education teacher and one Special Educator or Instructional Aide. Every class is differentiated to suit your scholar’s needs. Classes are typically 55 minutes long, with “long blocks” for each core subject once a week. All of our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core State Standards and based on EL Education.
What does the student body look like?
How well does McAuliffe do on MCAS?
McAuliffe has historically outperformed Framingham Public Schools on standardized testing. Below is a chart with the most recent score comparison.
Do you have an advisory system?
Every scholar belongs to a Crew of 11-12 scholars and one teacher (Crew Leader).
I’m interested in getting involved in McAuliffe. What are my options?
Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in our Parent Teacher Group. Our school, like all charter public schools, is governed by a Board of Trustees, which operates like the Board of a Non-Profit Organization, and oversees functions like a School Committee.