Carden Conejo School is an independent non-sectarian co-ed school, offering the integrated Carden curriculum from Pre-School through 8th Grade. The school serves approximately 250 boys and girls on our campus which is situated on 8 lush acres nestled in a quiet Westlake Village neighborhood.
Carden Conejo was founded in 1971 by Mary Carpenter and Thelma Sitton, who together also founded Viewpoint School in Calabasas. Nancy Carsten and Georgan Schmitz owned and operated Carden Conejo until 2005 when it was purchased by Holly and Bob Fleming.
Carden Conejo adheres to the Carden Method, developed by Mae Carden, which is designed to help children develop their innate powers of analytical and organized thinking through a structured and challenging academic curriculum. We cultivate in each student, a lifelong passion for learning and instill self-confidence, creativity and communications skills. We recognize the uniqueness of each child and are committed to preserving and developing that individuality.