the power of small

the power of collaboration

the power of agility

the joy of learning

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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Small People

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

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.

Watch a snapshot of last year’s Tinker Faire

Students made cars run, jets propel, and canisters pop—not to mention slimy Gak and yummy ice cream! Have a look at experiential learning and community building in action.