What is Mandala School?

Mandala is a safe, stable place for kids to learn and grow as they are. A place where supporting kids is more important than racing through curriculum. Mandala  provides individualized, hands-on learning in every subject. Mandala has a small schoolhouse nestled in the village of East Aurora, a place where teachers and students feel connected to their community.

At Mandala we respond to children and their ever-changing needs, desires, and learning styles. We meet students where they should be taught, and appropriately challenged, rather than place according to their age. At Mandala, we are kind and we help each other out. We work together, we solve problems, we communicate, and we thrive.  We foster a democratic environment where everyone’s words and thoughts are heard and respected. We provide a space where kids love learning and at the end of the day, they don’t want to leave.


announcements &

upcoming events:


  • Summer camp 2024 registration is open!
  • Now enrolling grades K - 5 for the 2024-2025 school year

When our family discovered Mandala we knew it was the right place for our son, Felix.

The humanitarian approach to learning, along with caring and patient teachers, helped Felix discover his unique learning style that wasn’t achieved in public school.

Mandala gave Felix the feeling of being at home with happy kids who enjoy lots of time being creative, playing outdoors and taking wilderness adventures.

Mandala gave Felix the opportunity to,  “learn how to learn” in his early years which developed a solid foundation for further schooling.

Felix was recently accepted into Canisius High School and we attribute his formative years at Mandala to his current achievements.         -Former Mandala Parent


Students in grades Kindergarten through eighth have unique, hands-on learning opportunities.


Students apply different skills and creative processes to produce a real understanding of knowledge.


Daily exposure to the outdoors and frequent field trips allow children to gain and exercise their understanding of how the world works.

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Visit Mandala!

We would love to have you come to Mandala School, meet the teachers, and have your child shadow for the day!