Applying to Elementary School

Applying to Elementary School

We understand that choosing an independent school is a major financial decision for many families. We are committed to keeping tuition as affordable as possible while providing a rich academic curriculum and a culture with strong core values.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

In order to apply to Carden Conejo School for the 2021-22 school year, please submit the application form plus the $150 application fee (reduced from $225 because we currently will not be entrance testing). Please also submit report cards, school records, and teacher recommendation.

The application form and fee can be mailed or delivered to the school at:
Carden Conejo School
975 Evenstar Avenue
Westlake Village, CA  91361

Application Forms:

Annual Tuition (2021-22 School Year):

  • Kindergarten – 1st Grade (8:15 am – 2:00 pm) $13,800
  • 2nd Grade – 5th Grade (8:15 am – 3:00 pm) $14,400

Tuition Payment Choices:

  • Annual: Entire tuition is paid by July 1, 2021.  Optional purchase of “Tuition Refund Plan” insurance (T.R.P.) equal to 3% of tuition.
  • Biannual: 50% of tuition is due on July 1, 2021, and 50% is due on January 1, 2022.  Required purchase of T.R.P. equal to 3% of tuition.
  • Monthly: A one-time service charge of 3% of tuition is due on July 1.  Required purchase of T.R.P. equal to 3% of tuition.  The first tuition payment (1/10 of tuition) is due on July 1, 2021.  The remaining nine monthly payments are due on the first of each month thereafter.  The final payment for the school year is due on April 1, 2022.

Annual Books, Classroom and Art Supplies, Technology, Rosetta Stone License, Yearbook Fees:

Due on July 1

  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade $875

Returning Student Tuition Deposit:

  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade (non-refundable and applied towards tuition) $500

Optional Fees:

  • Play Program (extended day care) is being formulated during the pandemic.
  • Return Check Fee $30

New Student Application Fee:

For new students, a fee is due at the time the application forms are returned.  This is a non-refundable processing fee. It is not a tuition deposit.

  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade $150

Student Transcripts:

For new students entering Kindergarten – 5th Grade, please sign this “Parent Authorization for Release of School Records” form and deliver it to the school your child currently attends.

Confidential Homeroom Teacher Recommendation:

Confidential between Carden Conejo and the sending school.  For students entering Kindergarten – 5th Grade from a private elementary school, we require the student’s current home-room teacher’s evaluation.  This evaluation does not become part of the student’s records.