We’re pleased to provide students different opportunities to learn and grow outside of the school environment. We offer an end-of-year Outdoor Education Camp for 6th and 7th graders, an optional trip to Washington D.C. for 8th graders, and a variety of optional trips to other countries with staff and parent chaperones. Parent information nights are held for each trip. This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about each exciting opportunity. Trips are paid for by families, but McAuliffe staff and parents help organize fundraising efforts and scholarships to make these trips accessible to as many students as possible.

New Enrollment Priority Policy for Optional Student Travel

In an effort to accommodate our growing student population and the demand from students signing up for our Optional Student Trips, we are establishing a new priority enrollment for our older students. Please see the attached document which details this policy. Any questions, contact Sherry Beardshear at

6th & 7th Grade YMCA Trip Information

Schedule and packing list: If you were not able to attend our Camp Information night, you can find the packing list, camp schedule, and medication form listed below. Buddy and lodging groups will be posted end of day Monday, May 13th

Medications: Any medications needed at camp that are not already stored at school need to be turned in to the school nurse by Friday, May 17th at noon. No medications will be accepted after this time.

Arrival/Departure Information: Students need to arrive at McAuliffe on either Monday, May 20th (6th & 7th grade girls) or May 22nd (6th & 7th grade boys) at 8:30am. No bus transportation is provided to McAuliffe these days. Sixth graders should meet in the big gym; 7th graders should meet in the little gym. Students will board buses at 9:00am. 6th graders will return at approximately 3:30pm on either May 22nd (girls) or May 24th (boys). 7th graders will return at approximately 3:45pm on either May 22nd (girls) or May 24th (boys).Please see the YMCA Camp paperwork below:

6th Grade Schedule
7th Grade Schedule
Packing List
Medication Form
Photo Order Form (bring to camp)

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Other Optional Student Trips

2019 – Washington DC Trip for 8th Graders

Eighth grade students are invited to travel to Washington, DC for 5 days of touring our Nation’s Capital. For more information on this great trip, click here. To enroll your 8th grader in the May 2019 Washington DC trip, go to the Global Travel Alliance website. Trip ID is 19014 and the Group Leader’s last name is Kershaw.  A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at enrollment. If you have any questions, email Jenny Kershaw at

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2019 – Trip to New York City: Broadway and the Arts

This 6 day, 5 night trip is chock-full of incredible activities: 3 Broadway shows, an acting class, tour of the Met, the Natural History Museum, the 9-11 Memorial…and so much more!  For more information click here.  To enroll your student in the 2019 New York Trip go to the Global Travel Alliance website. Trip ID is 19002 and the Group Leader’s last name is Al-Naqeeb. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at enrollment. For more information contact Ms. Al-Naqeeb at

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2020 – Trip to Costa Rica

Travel to Costa Rica this Spring Break with Sra. Turkle for adventure and to experience Costa Rican culture. We will also be working on the McAuliffe Project at a farm by planting trees to help restore the rainforest.

2020 Costa Rica Information
May 23rd-May 30th, 2020
Trip Cost: $2,580
Registration due by November 1st, 2019
Contact Sra. Turkle for more info on how to enroll

2019 – Trip to Scandinavia – Cancelled due to low enrollment


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