Our History

Aurora Preparatory Academy (APA), a co-educational private school for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, has been cultivated by thirty-five plus years of experience and passion in providing excellence in education. As a small-by-design private school, we cater to the individual needs of our students by maintaining reasonable classroom sizes, superior academic programming and exceptional staff commitment and support.

In 1979, Aurora Prep (then Foundations Private School) began as a small, one-room school house where the focus was on each child learning at his or her own pace in an environment where diversity was not only recognized but also celebrated. Much of that sentiment still remains, even as our school population has grown, facilities have improved, and technology has been integrated into the classroom.

When it came time for the original owner of Foundations to retire, its current staff recognized the value of continuing such a unique academic environment. Together, faculty members now proudly carry on its tradition, adding their own modernizations and adaptations, knowing that the personalized approach of this school is an invaluable and vital part of the private school landscape. There truly is no place like Aurora Prep!