A California Distinguished School
Home of the Bobcats
Banyan Elementary School is a unique elementary school. Located adjacent to Mt. Boney, with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Potrero Valley, it is truly a neighborhood school. When visiting the campus, you would see parents walking their children to school, often with younger siblings trailing behind or pushed in strollers. Entering the Banyan campus, you might hear the sounds of birds perched in plentiful trees in Spring, or the rustle of leaves in the Fall. The laughter of children, the conversation of many involved parents, and the bustling around of hardworking teachers reflects the energy of the school.
The Banyan staff views everyone’s mission as: “Building the future through personal growth and academic success.” The school is home to children, teachers and parents alike. Together the parents and entire staff work to help each child achieve success. A mural on the campus shows a bobcat (the school’s mascot) jumping over the moon. It’s our belief that each child can reach remarkable goals. The children chant “Effort Equals Success” at weekly Bobcat Assemblies. They are continually told that their hard work will help them achieve academic success. We welcome you to Banyan. We hope you become an active, involved member of the Banyan Elementary team, your child’s home away from home.
The Environmental Academy of Research Technology and EartH Sciences (EARTHS) Magnet School for K-5 students, offers each student a challenging curriculum that is interwoven with environmental science and technology. We offer a diverse, content-rich, hands-on, engaging curriculum and provides students with unique opportunities through its integrated inquiry-based science curriculum, which utilize the Exploration Center and bio labs, as well as an innovative outdoor learning program.
EARTHS promotes learning as an integrated, interdisciplinary process rather than as a series of isolated subjects. The focus is on earth, life and physical sciences and technology, providing students with an opportunity to learn through active engagement and receive in-depth science exposure. By delving more deeply into subjects with a cross-curricular approach and using science and technology as a unifying theme for exploration, EARTHS helps students acquire the tools of inquiry and expression so that each student can construct a personally meaningful understanding of the world and become an imaginative, independent thinker. This approach, coupled with service learning opportunities, a strong presence of parents, through a minimum of three volunteer hours per month per family, and our community partners, creates an environment where students develop a capacity for service learning, cooperation, and responsibility.
As part of the Conejo Valley Unified School District, we receive the same funding as every school in our district and the State of California. Our program is made possible by contributions from our Community Partners, EARTHS PTA and EARTHS parents. We are very thankful for our relationships.
Newbury Park High School, a “California Distinguished School” and a “2006 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence”, is one of three four-year comprehensive high schools in the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Newbury Park High School is located in Newbury Park, California, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and fifty-five miles southeast of Santa Barbara. The school was built in 1967.
Newbury Park High School provides a well-balanced curriculum for every student. The high school offers an intensive block schedule that includes three ninety-five minute class periods plus two forty-five minute class periods, one at the beginning and one at the end of the school day. Instructional levels include International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Honors, College Prep, Standard, and Basic. Unique needs are met through GATE, English Language Development, Resource, Special Day, and Vocational Education programs.
Additionally, there are many opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities. Academic teams include Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial and Speech and Debate. Forty-five athletics teams are represented by 19 different sports with accompanying cheerleaders, band and pageantry units. Performing arts group includes choral, drama, instrumental music classes and several special interest clubs.
Home of the Wildcats
To develop the whole child through rigorous academics incorporating the visual and performing arts within the curriculum to orchestrate creative and analytical thinking.