The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School will serve students in grades three through eight from the East Aurora, Indian Prairie and West Aurora school districts. The school is expected to prepare the community's talented young learners in mathematics and science in ways that will ignite, sustain and increase their interest, motivation and achievement. Links to additional information about the school are listed below.

Curriculum Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

The Partnership School initiative is managed within the Aurora University Institute for Collaboration. Led by Dr. Sherry Eagle, the mission of the Institute for Collaboration is to unite the powerful resources of the university and the greater Aurora community in the areas of education, health and human services, business, and government to address critical community issues, and study and facilitate the development of collaborative leadership.

Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning, with more than 4,900 degree-seeking students enrolled at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. The university has a long tradition of preparing students for lives of service and leadership, and using its resources and expertise to meet the needs of the community. In addition to its fiscal contribution, Aurora University is donating the land for the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School.

For more information about the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, please contact Allison Sherman at or (630) 844-6144.