Aurora School

40 Dulwich Road,
Oakland, CA, 94618-0946
Tel: (510)428-2606
Grades: K - 5 | 126 students
All children come to school excited about learning.
At Aurora, we nurture this enthusiasm and energy by creating a school experience that closely matches the natural learning process and is aligned with current educational research.
Our experience proves when school is challenging, developmentally appropriate and craetive, children strengthen their foundation to remain self-motivated, independent learners throughout life.
Academic excellence is fostered in a spirited atmosphere of invention, curiosity and collaboration.
We believe learning is an active, social, integrated process requiring each learner to construct knowledge of the world in a setting that fosters risk taking, individual challenge and cooperative exploration.
Perseverance, professionalism and high standards are the norm in every aspect of our school experience.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 5
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Individual assessments required
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 126 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 39%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Aurora School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,850
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa Piccione

School Notes:

  • All children come to school excited about learning. At Aurora, we nurture this enthusiasm and energy by creating a school experience that closely matches the natural learning process and is aligned with current educational research. Our experience proves when school is challenging, developmentally appropriate and fun, children strengthen their foundation to remain self-motivated, independent learners throughout life. Academic excellence is fostered in a spirited atmosphere of invention, curiosity and collaboration. We believe learning is an active, social, integrated process requiring each learner to construct knowledge of the world in a setting that fosters risk taking, individual challenge and cooperative exploration. Perseverance, professionalism and high standards are the norm in every aspect of our school experience.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Names High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rockridge Montessori School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oakland Holy Names High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    4660 Harbord Drive
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)450-1110
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  278  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Oakland
    St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    4850 Clarewood Dr
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)547-3146
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  283  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Oakland
    The College Preparatory School
    6100 Broadway
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)652-4364
    0.8  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Oakland
    Rockridge Montessori School
    Montessori School
    5610 Broadway
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)652-7021
    Montessori School
    0.9  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Oakland
    Bentley School    
    1 Hiller Dr
    Oakland , CA , 94618
    (510)843-2512
    0.9  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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