West River Academy...Brightening the world, one student at a time...

West River Academy is an accredited and affordable K-12 private school for ALL AGES and GRADE LEVELS, with offices in California and Colorado USA.

We offer you the ultimate in FREEDOM and SIMPLICITY.  With our customized program, your young child or teen can learn at any time and in any place--and end up graduating with an accredited high school diploma and official transcript.

We are a California Private Satellite School (PSP) and an independent private school that complies with most states' Compulsory Attendance laws.

Homeschooling veterans Peggy and Karen will work with you to design a program that provides an education tailored to your abilities and goals. This is especially valuable to homeschooling teens who plan on graduating with academic credits and going on to higher education or vocational and technical schools.

Our program is ideal for unschoolers; students who are in the entertainment industry; students who are gifted, disabled or have special needs; and for families who travel from state to state or country to country.

West River Academy is international, providing students in many countries with a legal way to opt out of public school. Please see the list of countries we serve here. We have representatives in Spain, Colombia, Argentina and Hungary that can assist families with local laws and procedures.

Let us take care of the legal and administrative requirements so that you can devote your time and effort to your family’s education. 

Please contact us for a free initial consultation so that you can decide if we are a fit for your family. Call 949-492-5240 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our graduates have been accepted by colleges and universities in the US and elsewhere, as well as by all branches of the US military.  Click here to see the full list. Some examples are:

  • Albertson College of Idaho               
  • California Baptist University            
  • University of Colorado                     
  • Naropa University
  • University of Hawaii
  • Benedictine College
  • Stanford University

Enrollment is $325 per year for the whole family. A $50 New Student Fee applies for the first year only. ENROLL NOW!

Contact us by email or call for a free 15-minute private consultation.
Call 949-492-5240 or toll-free by pressing the CALL ME button below.

To join us, this is what to do:

1. Go to the Registration page, fill in the information and submit it.

2. Go to the Pay Fees Online page and select the Yearly Family Enrollment Fee. Also select the New Student Registration Fee for each student you wish to enroll. Or you can mail a check to the address below.

3. Upon receipt of the registration and fees, we will send you an official confirmation of enrollment in West River Academy and begin to work with you to set up a program.

Mailing address: 33721 Bluewater Lane, Dana Point, CA 92629 USA

West River Academy is wonderful. It is so non-invasive into your family and school life...Peggy is great, and easy-going. She was a lot of help when my son graduated...I would highly recommend them!"
~Coni from Kentucky, USA

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Natural Moms Talk Radio interviews Peggy on unschooling and eclectic homeschooling.
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Peggy and 15-year-old Rachel are interviewed on The Relaxed Homeschooler talk radio.
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I'm Peggy Webb, director of the Academy, a 20-year homeschooling veteran and an unschooling specialist.

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