River Oaks Academy

Director's Interview

River Oaks Academy Director, Claudia Weintraub, was recently interviewed by Mark Sylvester for the 805Conversations podcast about her vision of the future of education and how River Oaks Academy helps families succeed in it.

Topics Discussed:

  • Definition of Independent Learning
  • The role of the family in supporting the student
  • Building parent competency
  • How to determine if your family is ready for home-schooling
  • The role of common core standards in homeschooling
  • Home-schooled students are more articulate, more polite, more well-rounded and more likely to give back in their community and why that’s true.
  • Project-based learning
  • Career Pathway programs
  • College and Career readiness
  • What the next five years look like for River Oaks


New Homeschoolers

River Oaks is an accredited homeschool
program for students in kindergarten
through grade twelve. Our families are
fully supported by credentialed, caring
teachers. We support a variety of
learning and teaching styles and
encourage “out-of-the” box
approaches to learning
and curriculum.
Our approach is
personalized to
your family’s needs.

ROA is a WASC accredited school.



We are a public, tuition-free charter school. We are open to any student who wishes to attend a personalized, homeschool program. We are exploration-based and creative, providing children with the opportunity to address the California content standards in a variety of methods. We incorporate onsite classes for socialization, parent participation and parent education.


Your Schedule

As a personalized learning program, you can create your own schedule and your student works at his/her own pace. We believe that all children are born with the capacity for brilliance. It is our mission to help children find, nurture and sustain the passion that will lead to their individual forms of brilliance, by allowing and tailoring education to ensure that every student achieves the highest standard possible.


Top Quality

At River Oaks Academy we believe that twenty-first century children need an educational system that focuses more on process: an education that relies less on the rote memorization of out-dated facts and more on exploring, experimenting and creating. We believe that our students should learn to access information through synthesizing, prioritizing and analyzing. Our success has shown in our latest API score, which has increased by 46 points to 851.


Great Teachers

In our program you will have the support of our highly qualified, K-8 credentialed teachers. Our teachers have extensive training to work with the varying needs of our students and are trained to guide and collaborate with our families to meet their needs. Our teachers are excited about our mission and vision and always stay on top of the latest homeschool trends.


Support & Community

At River Oaks we support and are committed to a high level of parent participation. Parents are involved in a variety of committees and organize field trips, park days, parent mentor programs, potlucks and much more. Seasoned parents welcome new parents to the program, children make friends with new children and everyone participates in their own way. River Oaks Academy is filled with other families like yours who have made the choice to homeschool. We know you’ll find great events, make new friends and get thoughtful support.