at 40 Dulwich Rd, Oakland, 94618 United States
The Best of Both Worlds: Academic Rigor in a Progressive Setting. Aurora School was founded in 1988 as a progressive community of families, faculty and staff dedicated to developing life skills that would allow each child to fulfill his or her potential and thrive in the world. Aurora has grown from grades K - 3 in 1989 with 20 students, to its present K - 5, reaching a maximum enrollment of over 130 students in 2000. With 2 teachers in each classroom, Aurora School prides itself on the individualized attention given to each student. Aurora's multi-graded classrooms, authentic assessment, developmental focus, a strong performing arts program and personalized attention to individual achievement are the highlights of its success. Academic excellence is fostered in a spirited atmosphere of invention, curiosity, and collaboration. Dedicated, professional educators are guided by a rich curriculum, one that exceeds California standards, and employ teaching methods supported by research and experience that help children learn best. Social compassion is a cornerstone of personal growth and citizenship. At Aurora we nurture and model learning with humor, independent spirit, and teamwork, in concert with a balance of genuine respect and playfulness. We celebrate diversity, and appreciate and encourage each person to contribute his or her unique value as a member of our supportive community. Learning flourishes in an atmosphere that encourages risk, an atmosphere that cultivates opportunities to try, rethink, and try again. We honor and support each child's natural curiosity and love of learning. And we believe that thoughtful communication, sensitivity to others, and appreciation for individual development provides the right environment for each child to master academic challenges and fulfill his or her potential.
An independent K-5 school located in the Oakland Hills. The Aurora community actively works to be inclusive and celebrates our diversity by appreciating and encouraging each learner.
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Due to the oncoming storm of the century, Aurora will be closed on Thursday, December 11th. Stay safe, stay dry and stay tuned for some awesome pictures of today's amazing Hour of Code.
Aurora's Classroom Newsletters are PACKED with great info! Summaries of awesome units like Integrated Art, details of parents sharing family traditions with their child's classroom, reminders, wish lists, and best of all - our teachers provide you with questions for your child to spark discussion. WOW. A must read.
Every day, we give students of different ages opportunities to work together side-by-side and learn from one another what it means to step up academically and socially.
The world needs leaders who are as heart smart as they are head smart, and that’s precisely how Aurora graduates are described when they go on to the schools of their choice.
Creating leaders of every age
105 Students in Grades K-5
Average class size is 17