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Our Schools

Northeast Denver Innovation Zone schools are DPS schools in Northeast Denver serving students from Early Childhood Education to 8th grade. We work with families, teachers, staff, and school leaders to design and sustain a shared learning community specifically tailored to the needs of their students. 

Schools in the Zone collaborate to support one another, share resources, and capitalize on each school’s strengths through shared learning. NDIZ schools are dedicated to inclusivity and believe all students should receive the opportunity to an equitable educational experience to better their futures and the future of our community.


Swigert International School


Shelby Dennis, Principal

Swigert International School strives to create innovative, intellectually curious students who share a sense of stewardship for creating a better and more peaceful world. Swigert provides a challenging and engaging intellectual program to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential. Through highly effective instructional practices, and including the use of technology, the environment and community resources, Swigert inspires creativity, curiosity and critical thinking. Swigert develops respectful students who care for themselves, their communities and the world around them. 


McAuliffe International


Lynn Heintzman, Interim

McAuliffe International School is a rigorous, high-performing middle school that prepares all students for success in high school, college and life. McAuliffe develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, parents and community. McAuliffe International School empowers students to be open-minded, reflective, creative, and critical. Students are encouraged to take risks intellectually and to become lifelong learners.


McAuliffe Manual 


Doug Clinkscales, Principal

McAuliffe Manual offers students a challenging, well-rounded liberal arts education based on learner-centered classrooms, character education and international-mindedness. Our school provides a safe and intentional learning environment where all students are able to excel in academics, personal growth and service to community.

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