Aurora School

Aurora School's mission is to nurture children's love of learning by cultivating academic excellence, emotional intelligence, and social engagement. At Aurora School, we believe that academic excellence is best achieved in an environment where students feel confident and supported.
We employ social-emotional learning throughout our curriculum to cultivate self-awareness, relationship skills, problem-solving abilities, and responsible decision-making.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 92 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,010
  • 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
92 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
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 $36,520
Summer Program Cost Notes
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lisa Piccione


Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Aurora is a progressive K-8 independent school where teachers foster academic strength and the ability to solve problems with a focus on social justice. Social/Emotional Learning is essential to our curriculum, with an emphasis on self-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Our community of students, parents and staff practice empathy, kindness, and inclusivity and move through the world with positive intention.
  • Our most unique trait is our multi-grade classrooms, where students in grades K/1, 2/3, 4/5 and middle school share learning spaces. Older students have the opportunity to mentor younger students, who become mentors themselves the next year. They form friendships beyond their age group, and support learning at all levels.
  • Our Middle School program focuses on experiential learning with STEM- and humanities-focused Quests, where students work collaboratively to explore real-world issues, stemming from questions like "Are we alone in the universe?" to "How do we transcend our limits?"Established in 1988, we have one of the lowest teacher/student ratios and largest libraries of any East Bay independent school.
  • Aurora`s curriculum features robust academics integrated with STEM, art, music, Spanish, woodshop and physical education. All of this happens in the indoor and outdoor spaces of our lovely, historic campus located in Upper Rockridge, off Highways 24 and 13.If you`d like to learn more about Aurora School and what we can offer your child, visit, or contact to schedule an information session or campus tour. Flexible tuition is available.
  • Come visit our campus and see the magic!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aurora School cost?
Aurora School's tuition is approximately $33,010 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.
What sports does Aurora School offer?
Aurora School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball and Football.
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).
In what neighborhood is Aurora School located?
Aurora School is located in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, CA. There are 3 other private schools located in Upper Rockridge.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 92 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $33,010
  • 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 $23,917 for elementary schools and $26,088 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Oakland, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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