Like progressive education, our students are multifaceted. Their minds are sharp, and their hearts are open.
In them, our teachers foster academic strength and the ability to solve problems on the one hand, and communication and social justice on the other.
Aurora`s most unique trait is our multi-graded classrooms. Grouping two grades in each classroom (k/1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7), gives older students the opportunity to mentor, and younger students the benefit of receiving guidance from their peers.
Whether students or teachers, parents or staff, our community practices kindness and inclusivity, and moves through the world with intention. We look forward to meeting you.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,850
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Individual assessments required
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
90 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Aurora School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Middle school (grades 6-8) tuition is $34,125
Summer Program Cost Notes
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lisa Piccione

School Notes

  • At Aurora, we are fortunate to be able to focus on a stellar K-8 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 where social/emotional learning, social justice and arts/music are baked into our curriculum. Our talented teachers provide a safe learning atmosphere on our lovely campus in Oakland's Upper Rockridge neighborhood.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aurora School cost?

Aurora School's tuition is approximately $30,850 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Aurora School?

The acceptance rate of Aurora School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 84%.

Does Aurora School offer a summer program?

Yes, Aurora School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

When is the application deadline for Aurora School?

The application deadline for Aurora School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 90 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,850
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $20,306 for elementary schools and $22,144 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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