Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Abigayil Koss
Transportation options None
Summer program Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Photography
2
Music
including: Theory
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts None
Graphics
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish

Support

11
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources (misc.) Learning Resource Specialist
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 73% 26%
Two or more races 11% 3%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Black 6% 6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

0
Girls Sports
0
Boys Sports
11
Clubs
including: Cooking club
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Arts and crafts
Cooking club
Community service
Drama club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Woodshop
Clubs (misc.) Circus Arts
  Service Club
  Families of Color Group
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:30 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM
After school program offered Yes
Summer program offered Yes

After school program

Program name Aurora Extended Care
About the program The Extended Care program at Aurora School serves students who need before and/or after school care. The program is designed to integrate with our school-wide social emotional curriculum and offer children an array of enrichment and recreational activities. In this way the Aurora Extended Care program gives children a positive, educational and fun extension of their school day. It gives parents peace of mind to know that their children are in a supervised, safe, secure and familiar environment.
Types of activities "Arts (visual, literary, dance, theater, and/or music)"
Academic (homework help and/or standards-based programs)
Athletics
Operated by Josh Johnson, Director
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Start time 2:00 PM
End time 6:00 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? Yes
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Visit website
Website Http://auroraschool.org/extended-care-camps/extended-care
Phone number 510-428-2606

After school program

Program name Aurora Enrichment Classes
About the program Enrichment Classes at Aurora offer students a chance to explore a topic in depth after school right on the Aurora campus. Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Each class meets weekly after school for 8 weeks. Students may sign up for Enrichment Classes whether or not they participate in Aurora's Extended Care program. There is an additional cost to participate in Enrichment Classes.
Types of activities Arts
Academic
Athletic
Operated by Josh Johnson, Director
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Start time 2:00 PM
End time 4:30 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? No
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Website
Website Http://auroraschool.org/extended-care-camps/enrichment-classes
Phone number 510-428-2606

Summer program

Program name Aurora Summer Camps
About the program Aurora School is well known for its July Theater Arts Camp with musical instrument building, set design and a rich mix of singing, dancing and acting. Aurora’s Creators & Explorers Weeks are a full or half day of fun! Each day all campers rotate through and participate in a variety of activities including: Cooking, Coding, Woodshop, Gardening, Arts & Crafts and Sports & Games. Extended Care is offered for all camps.
Types of activities Arts
Athletic
Science Nature
Technology
Operated by Josh Johnson, Director
Dates offered (start) 06/22/2015
Dates offered (end) 08/07/2015
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Start time 9:00 AM
End time 3:00 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
6
Is there a fee for the program? Yes
Is financial aid available? Yes
How can parents find out more about fees? Call
Website
Before / after care offered Before
After
Before care begins 8:00 AM
After care ends 6:00 PM
Website Http://auroraschool.org/summer-camps
Phone number 510-428-2606

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically continue on to these schools EBISA private schools
  OUSD middle schools
  BUSD middle schools

Awards

Community service award WE Day
Year received 2015

Teachers

8
Staff
including: PE instructor
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None

Enrollment

Learn more Http://auroraschool.org/admissions
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $20000
Tuition range (high) $25000
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012