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.
Head- & Heart-Smart Students
Hear Aurora alumni Ava ’17, Brian ’10, Dash ’16, and Jonathan ’12 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
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.