Aurora Day School (Peoria, AZ)


Aurora Day School

8155 W. Thunderbird Road, #101A
Peoria, AZ 85381
Phone: 623-209-1000
Fax: 623-209-1001

RoxAnne Williford

Associate Director
Xavier Kairy


The foundation of Aurora Day School’s therapeutic program is to empower students to implement resiliency skills coupled with a structured environment of positive behavior management. Using the extensive research done on resiliency in the last twenty years, our goal is to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of exceptional children. By helping them learn the core traits of resiliency, they build social competence and problem-solving  skills, increase their self-reliance, and encourage their sense of purpose and future.

To provide a safe, caring, therapeutic, and educational environment in which students develop resilient skills and character necessary to build successful futures.

To create a relevant structure for living wherein students who are challenged mentally, emotionally, physically, or academically will enjoy a successful social and professional life.

Aurora Day School students are children first, with all of the needs, desires, and feelings of those without disabilities. Aurora Day School exists because we are passionate about children who can not fit into a conventional school setting. We believe that each student is unique and deserves respect and appreciation, not judgment because of their disability. By staff continually modeling and reinforcing the “Seven Factors of Resiliency,” students can learn to make conscious changes in all aspects of their life. We form positive, healthy, professional relationships with our students and parents. We listen to their challenges and joys, support their efforts, and treat them with respect and compassion.