Christa McAuliffe School is a parent participation school that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional growth, and develops children’s creative minds. Through this model, teachers train parents in how to guide students through the process of discovering and pursuing their own interests. McAuliffe teachers integrate project-based learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution to help students develop critical thinking and higher order cognitive skills – evaluation, analysis, and synthesis. McAuliffe employs an integrated, spiraling curriculum, which gives equal importance to each discipline (math, science, art, etc.). They also use the Responsive Classroom model to support students’ emotional learning.