the power of collaboration

the joy of learning

the power of small

the power of agility

Aurora is an independent K-8 school located in Upper Rockridge.
We believe that academic excellence is most effectively achieved in an environment where students feel confident and supported. For that reason we implement social-emotional learning throughout our curriculum.

For thirty-five years, we have seen the value of this approach in cultivating confidence, curiosity, self-awareness, relationship skills, problem-solving, and responsible decision-making.

Introducing Aurora School

A quick overview of Aurora, and how the power of small makes us uniquely suited to provide big benefits in education and social/emotional growth for our students.

A Culture of Friendship & Support

Social/emotional learning is at the core of our curriculum, to develop heart-smart and head-smart students. Here’s what they have to say about making friends at Aurora.

Middle School STEM

Middle School Math

Middle School Humanities

4/5 Grade Critical Thinking

4/5 Grade Social Justice

4/5 Grade History

K/1 Math



Physical Education & Mindful Movement



Alumni Q&A

Hear Aurora alumni Ava ’17, Brian ’10, Dash ’16, Jonathan ’12, and Sadie ’19 share their thoughts on multi-graded classrooms and how prepared they were for middle school, along with their favorite memories from their time at Aurora.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the classroom

Recent diversity, equity, and inclusion topics have included the origin of skin color; the gender spectrum; immigration; and music and mass movements as resistance. For a glimpse of our classrooms in action, watch these video recaps.

For our parents to discuss race specifically, with their child(ren), our educators gathered this list of resources. We invite you to have a look.

Rolling admissions are open for the 2023-24 school year!
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