Aurora School

Tel: (510)428-2606
Grades: K - 5 | 109 students
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A first grader and her teacher waiting for a ride home after school. Homework at Aurora begins in second grade and is developmentally appropriate in both the choice of relevant assignments and the amount of time they take to complete.
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A first grader and her teacher waiting for a ride home after school. Homework at Aurora begins in second grade and is developmentally appropriate in both the choice of relevant assignments and the amount of time they take to complete.
Aurora is proud to be a leader in K-5 education. All of our energy is invested in best practices for children in the elementary grades.
Aurora School's talented teachers provide a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school.
This third grade mathematician is thinking hard about how multiplication works as part of a lesson from our Bridges math curriculum. The curriculum focuses on developing students' deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.
Aurora is particularly proud of our library which is the largest in the East Bay  for a school our size. All students spend time in the library with a real librarian each week.
Aurora's small school community and low student/teacher ratio supports our attention to the individual child.
We want our students to learn from the richness of a diverse community that is filled with a multitude of perspectives and varied learning styles.
At Aurora we believe that play is an important part of childhood. Students have two scheduled recesses each day in addition to lots of opportunities to move their bodies throughout the day.
The science curriculum at Aurora is FOSS, a research-based, hands-on science curriculum for grades K-8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. This second grade scientist is exploring magnetism and force.
Kindergarten and first grade students spend time each week in the garden exploring, working and growing themselves.
Aurora School’s mission is to nurture children’s love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence and social engagement.
Aurora is well known for it's progressive elementary education program.

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 1988

Student Body

Total Students 109 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Aurora School Student 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
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,050
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa Piccione

School Notes:

At Aurora, we are fortunate to be able to focus on a stellar K-5 school experience for our students. All of our energy is invested in best practices for children in the elementary grades. Aurora students are encouraged to be engaged learners in a multi-age classroom environment that fosters the skills required for a lifetime of success. Our talented teachers provide a safe learning atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom to every aspect of the school. The result is that Aurora graduates have a strong and solid foundation for middle school and beyond.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

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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