the joy of learning

the power of collaboration

the power of agility

the power of small

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 (Kindergarten and 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th), 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.

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Head- & Heart-Smart Students

Creating leaders of every age
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Small School

105 Students in Grades K-5
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Small Classes

Average class size is 17

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.

We Look Forward to Connecting with You

While the 2020-21 School Year has kicked off remotely, Aurora’s teachers and staff spent the summer preparing to deliver our curriculum in a hybrid of in-person and remote learning. When we open will depend on state and local protocols, but rest assured that adequate contingencies will be in place to do so when that time comes. Whether in person or online, we look forward to connecting with you. In the meantime we invite you to watch this video and schedule a virtual tour.

Remote Learning

On Monday, March 16—with families sheltering in place—Aurora teachers began delivering lessons remotely. They rose to the occasion swiftly, recording their lessons, checking in regularly via Zoom, and providing online resources to support their students and families. After some iteration and taking into account parent feedback, they adapted Aurora’s curriculum into a robust remote learning program. To learn more, visit our Remote Learning page.

In June, 4th and 5th graders debuted an original play, “Back in the Middle,” produced entirely via Zoom. Have a look!

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.