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. But don’t take our word for it. Have a visit! Our doors are open, and we look forward to meeting 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 Facetime, and providing online resources to support their students and families in these challenging times. Here’s a sample of a K/1 reading lesson, courtesy of Annalyse.