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Calendar Changes

Please note the following changes in our school calendar:

  • In support of the “Educator Day of Action” there will be no school for students on Thursday, March 19th. 
  • Friday, April 17th- CMAS Science testing for 8th graders.  Students will be dismissed at 3pm. DPS Transportation will be provided for 8th graders however, the afternoon pick-up will still be 4:00pm.
  • No school for 6th and 7th grade students on Friday, April 17th to allow 8th graders to complete their CMAS.

Please see the updated calendars below:

2019-2020 McAuliffe School Calendar
2019-2020 Red/White

New Mobile App – Connect with us on School Deets!

We have a new mobile app! McAuliffe will be using School Deets to help keep you informed. Not only is this a mobile app, but it is also a web-based application. Meaning, you can elect to receive notifications on your phone or computer (or both!). If you have any questions please contact Laura Thompson at

Here is how you can sign-up:

  1. Head to or download their mobile app available for iOS and Android.
  2. Sign-up and connect to your child. (You will need you student’s ID)
  3. Choose your notifications preferences (push or email). You will begin to receive targeted, relevant information related to your children.

Spring FUNdraiser!

Want to play paintball, go rock climbing, or have dinner with your favorite teacher? McAuliffe teachers are offering over 20 opportunities to have fun outside of school. These student/teacher activities help raise funds for the McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation’s Scholarship and Critical Needs Programs. Click here to see all of the amazing experiences we’re offering! Space is limited, so register soon!

2020-2021 Preliminary McAuliffe Calendar

The preliminary calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is now available here. Please note that our start and end dates will not change, but we may need to make minor changes to the overall schedule between now and the start of the school year. If a change to the calendar does occur, we will notify families and share the new calendar. We hope this is helpful to families when making summer plans.

School Tours & Open House

School Tours

McAuliffe will offer School Tours for parents and their current 5th grade student on most Friday mornings from October 4th, 2019 through February 14th, 2020.  These tours will run from 8:40am-9:40am. Due to the enrollment demand and the increasing student population in the boundary, we ask that ONLY current residents of the Greater Park Hill / Stapleton shared middle school enrollment boundary or those intending to move to our boundary area register for the School Tours. We will limit each School Tour to 42 families a day to reduce the impact on our teachers and students. Please do not bring younger siblings on the School Tour. Please sign-up for school tours here.

**McAuliffe International does not do student-shadowing**

Open House –  Thursday, December 12th

McAuliffe International School is pleased to offer an Open House on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00-8:00pm for families to learn more about our school. Parents and their current 5th grade student are welcome to attend our Open House together. Due to limited auditorium space, we ask that Open House attendees register below (please sign up for ONE slot per family). If you have attended the School Tour it is not necessary to attend the Open House. Please sign-up for the Open House here.

Back to School FAQs

We have put together a list of FAQs for the beginning of the school year. We hope this is helpful to new families and will keep updating this as we receive additional questions. If you have additional questions not found here or on our website please email