Application Process for the 2017-2018 School Year

Thank you for your interest in Aurora School. We look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Director, Lisa Piccione or (510) 428-2606 ext 204 at any time during the process.

Step 1 – Learn about Aurora

Tours

November 2016 – January 2017
Wednesday & Friday Mornings
8:45 – 10:45 am


  • No RSVP required

Family Information Day

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:30 am – noon


  • Parent to parent evening
  • Specifically for parents considering Aurora for their children of color
  • Adults only please
  • Please RSVP by Monday, November 28

Home Reception for Families of Color

Saturday, December 3, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 pm


  • Optional
  • RSVP required
  • Open to applicants only

Parent Hosted Reception

Saturday, March 11, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Step 2 – Apply to Aurora

Application

Priority Deadline: January 20, 2017
Applications will be accepted after the deadline on a rolling basis.


Recommendation

Priority Deadline: January 20, 2017


  • Required for grades 1-5 applicants
  • Submit report cards from last 2 years

Progress Reports

Priority Deadline: January 20, 2017


  • Apply online at sss.nais.org
  • Submit tax forms to SSS for last 2 years
  • 2016 W-2s are due by February 5, 2017
  • All 2016 tax forms are due by February 28, 2017

Financial Aid

Priority Deadline: January 20, 2017
Late applicants should complete the online application within one week of applying.
 

Step 3 – Assessments at Aurora

Please note that Aurora School does not use standardized testing in our admissions process.

  • Group assessments
  • Applicants meet with all four K/1 Teachers and our Learning Specialist
  • Circle time and rotate through 4 activity stations
  • Adults stay for Q & A and/or a school tour

Kindergarten/First Grade Assessments

Saturdays, Jan 28 & Feb 4, 2017
9:00 or 11:00 am


  • Group assessments
  • Applicants meet with 2-5 Teachers and our Learning Specialist
  • Adults stay for Q & A and/or a school tour

Grades 2-5 Assessment

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
3:00 – 4:30 pm

 

Step 4 – Admissions Notifications

  • All EBISA schools share a common notification date

Decision Letter

Friday, March 17, 2017


  • Included with decision letter

Financial Aid Award

Friday, March 17, 2017


  • Families are welcome to contact Aurora with questions or to schedule a visit
  • EBISA schools agree not to contact applicants
  • Meant to respectfully give families time to decide

Quiet Week

Friday, March 17 – Friday, March 24, 2017

Step 5 – Enroll

  • Contract must be received in the school office by 9:00 am
  • Both parents (when applicable) must sign the contract
  • Include 10% non-refundable deposit of your total tuition

Enrollment Contracts & Deposit

Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017


  • First tuition installment is due for the 2017-2018 school year

Tuition

Monday, May 1, 2017

Step 6 – Congratulations & Welcome to Aurora!

  • Your family will be invited to attend school events this spring and summer to help you become better acquainted with the Aurora community.

Newly Enrolled Families

2017 – 2018 School Year