Since its inception in 1993, the Open Classroom Leadership Magnet at Conejo Elementary has
provided an alternative program founded on a community-based instructional model. The
program is the only standards-based, K-5 public educational option available in the Conejo
Valley and is designed for families who recognize the value of parent involvement and who
want to participate in their child’s education more fully.
We believe that all children are unique, have an innate desire to learn, and in fact learn best
through experience rather than rote memorization. This is achieved at OCLM through a dynamic
and responsive environment where a low student to adult ratio is maintained by consistent parent
participation in the classroom.