River Oaks Academy

Director's Interviews

ROA Director, Claudia Weintraub, has made multiple public speaking appearances to discuss both River Oaks and the future of education as a whole. Click on any of the pictures to the right to listen.

805 Conversations Podcast: Claudia has been interviewed by Mark Sylvester for 805 Conversations about the future of education and how River Oaks Academy helps families succeed. Topics include passion-based learning, career pathway programs, charter school legislation, college and career readiness, definition of independent learning, and the role of family in supporting students. Click on the podcasts on the right to listen.

TEDx Santa Barbara: "Charter schools provide more than a 'cafeteria' style of education. Indeed, they provide a 'farm-to-table' model, where students’ passions and dedication are essential to preparing them for this century and for their future, rather than continuing to teach them the way we have traditionally taught them." Claudia spoke as part of TEDx Santa Barbara on how non-classroom-based charter schools allow students to nurture their education from its beginnings. Click on the image on the right to watch.

Board Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at River Oaks Academy, 920 Hampshire Road, Suite X, Westlake Village, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled due to unavoidable calendar issues. No meeting is scheduled during the month of July. Meetings are open to the public.

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Our school policies are posted on our website along with other school documents.

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New Homeschoolers


River Oaks is a personalized learning, accredited public charter 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.

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Tuition-FREE


We are a public, tuition-free charter school. We are open to any student who wishes to attend a personalized learning 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.

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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.

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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.

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Great Teachers


In our program you will have the support of our highly qualified, 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 personalized learning trends.

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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 join our personalized learning program. We know you’ll find great events, make new friends and get thoughtful support.

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