About Us

Swigert International School is one of 6 neighborhood schools that make up the Central Park Enrollment Zone in the NE part of Denver. Swigert is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, ECE4-5th grade school.  We strive 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.

Jack Swigert headshot

Swigert opened in fall 2010 and was named for Jack Swigert who was an American NASA astronaut (among many other titles). He was born in Denver and graduated from the University of Colorado. In April 1970, he became one of twenty-four astronauts who flew to the Moon. Swigert was the astronaut who first announced, “Houston, we’ve had a problem here,” which is now a well known phrase.

Swigert originally opened as Swigert-McAuliffe International School (SMIS). McAuliffe International School, which serves 6th-8th grades, is now located on the Smiley Campus in Park Hill.

School Awards

2022 John Irwin School of Excellence Award

2019 John Irwin School of Excellence Award

2018 John Irwin School of Excellence Award

May 2018 – National Blue Ribbon School

2017 John Irwin School of Excellence Award