Visit Us

Aurora offers many opportunities for prospective parents to visit our campus and get a feel for our wonderful community. Below are a list of our most popular events. We hope to see you at one soon!


The Aurora School tour gives you a chance to see our classrooms in action and to experience our heart smart and head smart curriculum. We hope you will come see Aurora for yourself.

Family Information Day

November 2018 (Date TBA)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

This is a wonderful chance to hear from our teachers and for you and your child to participate in several activities together with our specialists including Art, Music and Woodshop.

Weekly Assemblies

All School Assembly
Tuesday Mornings
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Aurora Auditorium

Each week on Tuesday mornings we come together as a whole community to sing and share. We’d love you to join for our all school assembly and get to know the community. Please let Lisa know when you’d like to come.

Classroom Plays

Each year, for the culmination of their studies our kindergarten and 1st grade actors share singing, dancing, and a great story that you and your child are sure to enjoy. Creating the play provides an exciting learning opportunity for our students, in which they practice their collaboration skills. This short play (approximately 30 minutes) is a wonderful opportunity for incoming K/1 students and their parents to see what lies ahead for them for next year.

Parent Education Events

November 2018 (Date TBA)

Every fall Aurora hosts a parent-education event for the greater community. These events, open to the public, feature well-known parent educators such as:

  • Sheri Glucoft-Wong: Raising Resilient Children
  • Allison Brisco-Smith: How to Talk to your Kids about Race
  • Alison Park: Critically Re-Thinking Diversity
  • Meg Zwibeck: Preparing for Kindergarten

January 25, 2018
Time: TBA

In addition, every January, Tony Cifra, Assistant Head of School in conjunction with Aurora teachers hosts a parent education night. These events, just for Aurora parents, feature topics such as:

  • Math Night: There’s More Than One Way
  • From Concrete to Abstract: A Look Behind the Scenes at Mathematics at Aurora
  • Science at Aurora: A Look Behind the Scenes

Applicant Family Picnic

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Frog Park
5500 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Please RSVP

Current Aurora parents are hosting a potluck picnic for all of our applicant families. We hope you can join us for this informal event to meet some of our current Aurora families and get to know the Aurora community better. Please join us if you can!