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Aurora Waldorf graduates:

  • Are sought-after honor students who exceed state standards.
  • Are prepared for a changing world with life skills including self-discipline, mastery of independent and critical thinking, creativity, and reverence and wonder for the world's beauty.
  • Love learning for its own sake, not just to do well on a test.
  • Have been allowed to grow into their strengths at their own pace.
  • Can compose a 12-measure piece of music, build a three-legged stool, sew their own pajamas, and juggle, expressing the breadth, depth, and joyfulness of their education as a whole.
  • Are well prepared to pursue higher education and professional degrees.
  • Are accepted to and receive degrees from the top colleges and universities in North America.
  • Participate in travel and service opportunities in other countries as a part of their post-high school educational pursuits.
  • Often are described by their teachers as having an unwavering love of learning and joy for life.

Want to hear how an AWS education has made a lasting impact on our graduates' lives? Read Alumni Reflections on our Light of Aurora blog or watch the recording of the 2021 Alumni Panel.

Approximately half of AWS graduates go on to public high schools, and half move on to private high schools.

  • Akron High School
  • Berkshire Waldorf School
  • City Honors School
  • East Aurora High School
  • Eden High School
  • Hamburg High School
  • Holland High School
  • Iroquois High School
  • Lancaster High School
  • Orchard Park High School
  • Springville-Griffith Institute High School
  • The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
  • West Seneca High School
  • Academe of Aurora Study Center
  • Bishop Timon High School
  • Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Buffalo Seminary
  • Canisius High School
  • Immaculata Academy
  • Mt. Mercy Academy
  • Nardin Academy
  • Nichols School
  • Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor
  • St. Francis High School
  • St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
  • The Gow School
  • The Park School
  • Toronto Waldorf High School

Our graduates go on to many world-class universities.

  • Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Alfred University
  • Alfred State College
  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Antioch University New England
  • Bard College
  • Binghamton University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Buffalo State College
  • Canisius College
  • Chicago Art Institute
  • Clarkson University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • College of Wooster
  • Colorado Film School
  • Colorado University at Boulder
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Daemen College
  • Denison University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Elmira College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emerson College
  • Empire State College
  • Erie Community College
  • Fordham University
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Fredonia State College
  • Genesee Community College
  • Green Mountain College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hobart and William Smith College
  • Houghton College
  • International Academy of Design and Technology (Toronto)
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University,
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Johnson State College
  • Juniata College
  • Long Island University
  • Loyola University
  • Lycoming College
  • Macalester College
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mercyhurst
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Monroe Community College
  • New England Conservatory
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northland College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ontario College of Art and Design
  • Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
  • Plattsburgh State University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • St. Joseph’s College, New York
  • St. Joseph's University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • State University of NY at Buffalo
  • State University of NY at Brockport
  • State University of NY at College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • State University of NY at Cortland
  • State University of NY at Fredonia
  • State University of NY at Geneseo
  • State University of NY at New Paltz
  • State University of NY at Plattsburgh
  • State University of NY at Potsdam, Crane School of Music
  • Studio Arts Center International (Florence, Italy)
  • Suffolk University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • The Peabody Institute (John Hopkins University)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of the South (Sewanee)
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Utah
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Villa Maria College
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington State University
  • Wellesley College
  • West Point Academy
  • Wheaton College