Category Archives: News

McAuliffe 8th Graders Takes Action Against Gun Violence

As you are aware our community project “McAuliffe Takes Action Against Gun Violence” has been receiving a lot of interest and press! We have recently set up a website through the Philanthropy Project. If you would like to read about our cause, donate money, or purchase t-shirts please visit our campaign page. Any support you can you offer through sharing our website with friends and family would be greatly appreciated. Our world doesn’t get better by chance, but by change!

Izzy Carabetta, Elliot Guinness, Stephanie Danahey

McAuliffe 8th Graders

Spring FUNdraiser!

Want to sing karaoke, see a movie, or have dinner with your favorite teacher? The McAuliffe teachers are offering over 25 different opportunities to have fun outside of school. These student/teacher activities help raise funds for the McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation’s Scholarship Program.  Click here to see all of the amazing experiences we’re offering! Space is limited, so register soon!

Scholarship Benefit Breakfast for Washington, DC trip – Thursday, April 12th

The McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation invites you to join us for a Scholarship Benefit Breakfast on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00am in the McAuliffe library as we raise essential funds to provide scholarships for several students to travel to Washington, DC this summer. Our keynote speaker will be George Karl, Former NBA player, Denver Nuggets coach, author, and philanthropist. The McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation believes that travel allows students to expand their world view, an important component of the IB philosophy. Catering generously provided by Laura Rogers. There is no cost to attend the breakfast; suggested donation is $100. Please RSVP here.

Sign-Up for Spring After School Enrichments

We have now posted our new Spring After-School Enrichments! Visit our Enrichments Page to see all our offerings starting the week of March 12th. Families register directly with the Enrichments instructor, and each class has a minimum number of students needed to run as well as a maximum number capacity. If your child is interested in one of these classes, please don’t delay registering with the instructor; classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled. For questions about our Enrichments program, please contact

6th Grade Production of The Princess and the Pea

Save the date! The 6th grade drama production of The Princess and the Pea is March 19th-23rd at 6:00pm each night. Tickets can be purchased in advance here or at the door the night of each performance.

Full day rehearsals will take place the week of March 12th-16th. The schedule for rehearsals is as follows:

Monday, March 12th – Period 3
Tuesday, March 13th – Period 4
Wednesday, March 14th -Period 1
Thursday, March 15th – Period 9
Friday, March 16th – Period 10

The production schedule is listed below:
Monday, March 19th – Period 9
Tuesday, March 20th – Period 1
Wednesday, March 21st – Period 4
Thursday, March 22nd – Period 3
Friday, March 23rd – Period 10

2017 PARCC Data Released

We are happy to share that McAuliffe International School students excelled on the PARCC assessments administered in the Spring of 2017.  Our students’ median growth in math skills ranked #13 in the state out of over 500 middle schools and our students median growth in literacy skills ranked #16. McAuliffe is also #1 of all middle schools in Denver Public Schools for average student academic growth the past two school years.  We realize that standardized test scores are just one indicator of a student’s success in school, but we are proud to know that our students are learning at the highest rates of any middle school in state of Colorado.  Kudos to our students and our teachers for their hard work and excellence in the classroom!

Order McAuliffe Uniforms

Parents may order school uniforms online through SAI Sports here. Orders must be placed no later than July 12th to ensure deliver for the first day of school.

School uniforms consist of khaki or black pants, long shorts or skirts plus a McAuliffe t-shirt, plus a gym uniform for PE. Find more details about our dress code here.