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Published: June 20, 2019      Updated: November 30, 2023


Since 1963, Conejo Adventist Elementary School (CAES) has provided academic excellence in a Christian setting. With a Christ-centered curriculum, CAES creates a whole-person education addressing physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions. From kindergarten through 8th grade, students are trained for long-term academic, professional, and personal success.

We believe every child is unique and his or her education should be just as particular. This is why our teachers employ differentiated instruction, as well as culling the best techniques, practices, and resources for every subject. The family atmosphere of the school creates a safe environment for children to learn, grow, experiment, and thrive. Each teacher strives to embed a sense of wonder and a life-long learning desire for knowledge in every student.

The school is open to students of all faith traditions (or none at all) who are willing to abide by simple Christian values of respect, dignity, and honor. Woven through all subject matter is the presence of God — in science, math, language arts, social studies, fine arts, and physical education. 

We believe that a working relationship between parents, students, and school is necessary for optimal growth and learning. It is this belief that drives us to create a bond with all families which will foster growth in our students.

What sets us apart?

Growing spiritually

We exist to help students grow in their love for Jesus. While spiritual growth can’t be measured and quantified with numbers, we do see it happening every day. It starts with our commitment to making Christ the center of all we do––not just the subject of a single Bible class. It continues through our focus on the Bible as the sole guide for our beliefs and behavior as Protestant Christians. We invite you to visit our campus and experience how our teachers and staff model their love for God and nurture it in our students.

Growing academically

Our goal is to develop young people with wisdom, not just knowledge. Therefore, we’ve structured our academic program to put God first and we find that, like Adventist schools of all sizes across the country, this results in students who grow academically at a higher rate than their peers in other schools (see the next paragraph). It really is true that when we “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) To learn more about the academics of our school, schedule an Education Success Consult with our principal.

Students in Adventist schools outperform. In a three-year study of 51,000+ students in Adventist schools (kindergarten through high school), researchers documented that they outperformed the national average at all grade levels, in schools of all sizes, and in all subjects.

Students in Adventist schools overachieve. Additionally, researchers compared student performance on standardized tests with what would be predicted based on their Cognitive Abilities Test scores, and found they performed above what would be predicted.

Students in Adventist schools gain even more with time. One of the most dramatic findings is that students who transferred to Adventist schools saw a marked improvement in test scores. Furthermore, the longer students are in Adventist schools, the better their achievements and abilities.

Growing physically

Making healthy choices is a way of honoring our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). Plenty of research documents the importance of healthy bodies in developing healthy brains. We include learning about taking care of our bodies with daily exercise, good sleep, healthy eating, and more.

Growing socially

Loving and serving others is part of God’s plan for each of us and something we practice daily. As we interact with each other here at school and as we practice service in our community, we are guided by Paul’s words, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) While we are not perfect, we are constantly aiming to be more Christ-like with each other and to serve our community. Come see how this influences our students with a visit to our campus.


CAES is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), which is the denominational accrediting authority for all educational institutions operated in the name of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It fosters close cooperation among the educational institutions of the Adventist system and effective working relationships with other educational organizations or institutions, accrediting agencies, and government departments of education.

The AAA provides a process by which the educational community holds an institution accountable for its own objectives. It assures the church and constituency that an accredited Adventist educational institution offers programs of quality to the youth of the church and provides professional personnel who meet both church and national/provincial standards. This process ensures a basis for reciprocity among Adventist schools.

The Standards for Accreditation of Seventh-day Adventist Schools are the basis for continuous school improvement evaluation and accreditation of all educational institutions in the North American Division.

We welcome your feedback that will help us achieve these goals.