Aurora School

40 Dulwich Rd,
Oakland, CA, 94618-0946
     Tel: (510)428-2606
Grades: K - 5 | 122 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 Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 5
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Individual assessments required
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 122 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 89%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Aurora School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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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  • OaklandHoly Names High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    4660 Harbord Drive
    OaklandCA94618
    (510)450-1110
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0 mi | 278 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • OaklandSt. Theresa Catholic Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    4850 Clarewood Dr
    OaklandCA94618
    (510)547-3146
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.2 mi | 283 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • OaklandThe College Preparatory School
    6100 Broadway
    OaklandCA94618
    (510)652-4364
    0.8 mi | 363 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • OaklandRockridge Montessori School
    Montessori School
    5610 Broadway
    OaklandCA94618
    (510)652-7021
    Montessori School
    0.9 mi | 8 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • OaklandBentley School
    1 Hiller Dr
    OaklandCA94618
    (510)843-2512
    0.9 mi | 643 students | Gr. KG-12                      

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