Welcome to Elementary Education

The office of Elementary Education is responsible for directing and supporting the District's elementary educational programs and Title I programs; supervising and evaluating elementary school principals; and directing all activities related to curriculum, the instructional program, and the elementary counseling programs at all elementary schools.

Elem FAQ

Kindergarten Options 2021-2022

Learn more about our TK and Kindergarten options for the 2021-2022 school year:
Kindergarten Options (English)
Kindergarten Options (Spanish)

Elementary School Enrollment for 2021-2022

Click here to learn about enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

First Grade Age Requirement for 2021-2022

For the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be 6 years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

Kindergarten Age Requirement for 2021-2022

For the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be 5 years old on or before SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 2021-2022

TK will be available in the 2021-2022 school year for students who were born between September 2, 2015, and December 2, 2015.

Students whose birthdates fall between July 1, 2016, and September 1, 2016, are eligible for either TK or Kindergarten.

We will offer Transitional Kindergarten at fifteen sites: Acacia Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Aspen Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Banyan Elementary in Newbury Park, Conejo Elementary in Thousand Oaks,  Cypress Elementary in Newbury Park, Glenwood Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Ladera Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Lang Ranch Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Madrona Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Maple Elementary in Newbury Park, Sycamore Canyon Elementary in Newbury Park, Walnut Elementary in Newbury Park, Weathersfield Elementary, in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Elementary in Westlake Village and Westlake Hills Elementary in Westlake Village.  (All locations are subject to change based on enrollment). TK classes have the same hours as regular kindergarten classes.

To apply for Transitional Kindergarten, you must complete a School Choice Application. For School Choice information, click here.

Acacia Magnet School for Enriched Learning

At Acacia, we believe in JOYFUL LEARNING. Our Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) approach focuses on the strengths, talents, passions and interests of the individual student.  SEM is based on best practices in gifted education and aims to challenge and enrich every child’s education by facilitating both academic and affective learning opportunities to build a foundation for critical thinking, achievement, innovation and success.  For information regarding school tours, visit Acacia’s website at www.conejousd.org/acacia 

Open Classroom Leadership Magnet School at Conejo Elementary

The Open Classroom Leadership Magnet School is a unique option for families to become a part of an educational community. Teachers and parents at the school work together to foster a learning environment which not only includes high academics, but also seeks to grow the child socially, emotionally and ethically—by looking for the unique gifts within each child and inspiring the passion inside to allow “the leader within” to emerge, take hold, and make his/her mark on the world. The school uses “The Leader in Me,” a nationally recognized educational program, to help children achieve their personal best by integrating the timeless principles of responsibility, honesty, integrity and respect into every aspect of the child’s school day. Click here to visit the OCLM Website.

EARThS Magnet School

EARThS (Environmental Academy for Research Technology of Earth Sciences), a science and technology magnet school designed to help students acquire the tools of inquiry and expression by delving deeply into subjects with a cross-curricular approach.  EARTHS uses earth sciences and technology as unifying themes for exploration.  Please click here to access EARTHS website where you can learn more about the school and how to schedule a tour.

Ladera’s STARS Academy [Science, Technology, Arts, Rigorous Scholarship] (Grades K-5) 

STARS Academy is Conejo Valley USD’s newest magnet school, featuring a STEAM emphasis (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are at the center of instruction that integrates curriculum across content areas.  The commitment to authentic learning and engaging academics extends to art, design and engineering experiences both in the classroom and in the active Makerspace and Discovery Lab.  For information regarding tours, visit Ladera’s website at www.conejousd.org/ladera.

SHINE (Specialized Home Independent Neighborhood Education)

SHINE is located on the campus of Lang Ranch Elementary School and offers an academically rigorous home school curriculum with the flexibility for families whose students benefit from learning in the home environment.  Please click here to visit the SHINE website and learn more about how the SHINE program can meet your student's needs!

Wonder Preschool: The Beginning of Learning

Opened in Spring 2010, Conejo Valley Unified is offering preschool for 2.9 to 5 year-olds at University Center, now enrolling. For more information click here to visit the Wonder Preschool website.