The York Region District School Board, the York Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, and the Conseil scolaire Viamonde operate schools in the city. Examples of schools found in Aurora include Hartman Public School, Wells Street Public School, Aurora Heights Public School, Highview Public School, Aurora High School, Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School, Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School, and Cardinal Carter Catholic High School. Private school options are also available.
Residents must find post-secondary options outside of the city in nearby communities. Options include Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Evergreen College, Academy of Learning College, and York University.
The Aurora Community Centre includes an auditorium, two arenas, and two meeting rooms. Activities offered at the centre include hockey, ice skating, kids’ camps, gymnastics, indoor soccer, and ball hockey. Facilities are available to rent for workshops, programs, meetings, and events.
Confederation Park offers 15 acres of nature and recreation, with amenities such as a playground, a picnic shelter, two softball fields, two basketball courts, two soccer fields, a natural outdoor ice rink in winter, walking paths, treed areas, benches, and a spacious paved parking lot.