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Looking Up! Aurum Prep’s Optimistic and Positive Culture

Middle school is a critical time in life, and a ‘fork in the road’ moment for students. At Aurum Preparatory Academy (Aurum Prep), we surround our students with a supportive, positive culture which instills optimism and a can-do attitude in our students.


Our positive culture and strong relationships are two keys to why our school’s rigorous instruction and positive character education truly does prepare all students in grades 6 through 8 to succeed in high school, college and life, and serve as the next generation of moral leaders.




Celebrating Growth

One of our most important choices in life is what our attitude will be in any situation - especially when unexpected or challenging things happen. From the very start of 6th grade, we begin to instill the value of growth in our students. We teach the attitude that “I can get better with hard work or effort.” Taking into account where each of us has come from, we create new possibilities and opportunities for our students, and celebrate them each step of the way.


Each week, we give recognition to the student who has demonstrated the most growth as well as the student of the week who has met the highest scholastic goals. These we call our Golden Scholar and Growth Scholar, and this recognition means a lot to our students. Being celebrated by your community is an important way to build self confidence and courage. When our scholars take risks, they even earn DoJo merits - another coveted recognition and way we build our close relationships at Aurum Prep.


Going For Gold - Every Day

We see our students flowering in our supportive systems and coming to life on a daily basis. We reward them weekly, and regularly spend time in reflection together to ensure everyone is living our values and understands what that means.


Aurum Prep is the GOLD standard in middle school education, bringing to life the natural greatness that is found within our youth. With the excellent guidance of our top level teachers, Aurum scholars are becoming the next generation of moral leaders. We see them exceed our expectations and go for the gold every day!


Our values are our super powers:


Growth - Reflect and Revise


Optimism and Courage - Take Risks and Access Agency


Leadership and Learning - Collaborate and Think Critically


Designing - Create and Innovate


If you are seeking a better fit for your middle schooler in East Oakland, reach out and talk to us today. Call us at (510) 746-7860 or send an email to info@aurumprep.org and we will be happy to answer any questions.


Now enrolling 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.



About Aurum Prep

Aurum Preparatory Academy teaches college preparation, character development, and design thinking to students in Oakland, Ca. Through rigorous instruction and positive character education, Aurum Prep educates all students in grades 6 through 8 to succeed in high school, college, and life, and serve as the next generation of moral leaders. Enroll your middle school student today.


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