McAuliffe is one of over 200 Expeditionary Learning schools in the country. As a member of the EL network, McAuliffe’s program and operations are aligned with the EL Core Practices. There are five categories of core practices: Curriculum, Instruction, Culture and Character, Assessment, and Leadership. EL is known for a focus on team-building and learning in the natural world. Central to EL is a focus on guiding scholars to their own learning through highly engaging curriculum and instruction, habits of work and learning, and much more.


I love working at a school where scholars become leaders of their own learning. As 6th graders, most scholars enter McAuliffe in the passenger’s seat of their education. By the end of 8th grade, most McAuliffe scholars have learned how to be in the driver’s seat.
Christina Morello
Math & Science Instructional Coach