Aurora School: Enrolling Grades K-5 Now!

K-12 Schools with Current Openings
Preschoolers, Kinder, School-Aged

Voted "Best Independent Elementary School" by Oakland Magazine and Bay Area Parent Magazine, Aurora is a K-5, multi-graded, independent school located in Upper Rockridge. We believe students thrive in a school environment that nurtures academic engagement, embraces differences, and inspires children to be leaders to enact positive change. To learn more or schedule a tour, visit or email admissions [at]

2018-19 TOUR DATES:
November 28
December 5, 7, 12, 14, 
January 9, 11, 16
* Please call (510) 428-2606 x204 to schedule a tour.


Progressive Education - We are progressive educators committed to the idea that learning is an active, social, and developmental process that requires all children to construct meaning in a safe setting that fosters risk-taking and individual challenge.

Leadership - The world needs leaders who are as heart smart as they are head smart, and that’s precisely how Aurora graduates are described when they go on to middle schools of their choice.

Multi-Age Classrooms - Every day, students of different ages are given opportunities to work together side-by-side and learn from one another what it means to step up academically and socially.

Academic Engagement - Aurora School’s approach to learning honors student ideas and preferences. By connecting our curriculum to their everyday lives and providing opportunities for them to take responsibility for their academic endeavors, Aurora sets students up as learners and leaders and prepares them to take on the academic challenges ahead.

Social-Emotional Learning - Thoughtful communication, self-awareness, and sensitivity to others are critical to our social-emotional curriculum and the development of culturally competent, successful human beings.

Diversity and Inclusion - We’re proud of our reputation as a school where students feel comfortable and supported for who they are. Open mindedness and an appreciation for differences uniquely prepares our students to be compassionate leaders.

Community Outreach - We reach beyond our doors to share our mission, energy, and passion.

Lisa Piccione
admissions [at]