In keeping with Waldorf philosophy, Aurora Waldorf School maintains a collaborative, non-hierarchical governance structure, relying on the following primary groups to carry out the diverse functions of the school’s life and activity:

The Faculty -- made up of Early Childhood, Grade School, Subject, and Educational Support departments -- is responsible for carrying and implementing the pedagogical aspects of the school (teaching, curriculum development, teacher selection, mentoring and evaluation, and student admission), as well as nurturing its spiritual life through study and artistic exercise.

Aurora Leadership Circle (ALC)
The ALC is a faculty committee composed of Chairs from each department of the school in addition to the Administrator.  This group makes decisions on the day-to-day business of the school, with input from the respective departments, on behalf of the full Faculty.

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees keeps the mission of the school in focus and works with the Administrator and the Aurora Leadership Circle to accomplish that mission.  The Board is responsible for legal and financial oversight, including budget approval and strategic planning.

The Administration ensures that the school runs smoothly, by supporting the Faculty and implementing policies and procedures.   Marketing, enrollment, fundraising, billing, transportation and parent support are handled by the office staff. 

Parents at AWS support the school in many ways, including fundraising, nurturing and supporting new school families, and fostering enthusiastic volunteer efforts.   Please see the Parents section for more information.
AWS at the

April 28
6:30 - 11:00pm
tickets available

Tea & Play
1pm-2pm on the
following Mondays:
Jan. 23, Feb. 27 or Mar 27
For 0-6 yrs and their parents
Experience Waldorf
9am-10:30am on
May 9, 2017
Screenagers Movie
Mon. May 14
at 6:15 pm
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Aurora Waldorf School
Parent-Toddler through Grade 8
525 West Falls Road, West Falls, NY 14170
Phone: (716) 655-2029     Fax: (716) 655-3265