Your Future is Looking Bright 2023 Kern County Family Private Education Guide
Dec 27, 2022
Each January, we bring you a collection of some of the top Kern County Private Education options. Get a leg up on the 2023/24 school year, and contact the schools directly for enrollment information.

Providence Classical Academy

4500 Rosedale Lane

Bakersfield, CA 93314

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(661) 381-1503

Lydia Stroud - Headmaster

Providence Classical Academy may be new to town, but our curriculum and our methods are time-tested and traditional. Classical Christian Education is a movement to recover the traditional goals, contents, and methods of education that Western Civilization developed over the centuries and have largely been neglected in our own day. The mission of Providence Classical Academy is to provide the children entrusted to its care with an education grounded in the Christian scriptures and the Western tradition with the goal of forming godly, virtuous, self-governing men and women.

Full-time day school is available for grades Pre-K through 8th. We are also happy to offer a homeschool support program for parents who are interested in classically educating their children at home, including opportunity for homeschoolers to join our day school students on campus on Fridays for chapel and enrichment studies.

We invite you to learn more about our school by attending a school tour or parent info night. Visit us at or contact us at for additional information.

Harmony Road Music School

5381 Truxtun Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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(661) 665-8228

Did You Know That.   .   .

Music lessons enhance a child's academic progress in school.

Research now shows that early music exposure is very beneficial for children.

The keyboard is one of the best beginning instruments for young children.

Discover one of the most innovative music programs available today! Music & movement classes for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 16m-4 years) include singing, movement, finger games, playing with rhythm instruments, balls and scarves, and keyboard exploration. The Harmony Road group piano program is for children ages PreK-11 yrs and features singing, ear training, note reading, rhythm/keyboard ensembles, solfege, and lots of fun! A parent participates in all classes. New classes begin in January!

Garces Memorial High School

2800 Loma Linda Dr.

Bakersfield, CA 93305

(661) 327-2578

Kent Hickey - Garces Transitional President

Garces Memorial is celebrating its 75 years of providing excellence in Catholic education in Kern County. Garces is known as the beautiful small school on the hill where the students are treated like family and challenged to become the best version of themselves.

At Garces, students explore a rich world of spiritual, academic, and extracurricular possibilities while making real connections with a diverse student body. Our staff and faculty are committed to the task of educating young people to live full, responsible, and meaningful lives strengthened through the curricula and experiences unique to a Catholic school.

One thing uniting all our students is the desire for an excellent college preparatory environment. Garces offers dual enrollment courses and honors and AP classes taught by outstanding and responsive faculty members who are invested in their student’s success.

Along with rigorous academic curricula, Garces offers more than 35 student clubs, four academic teams, fine arts programs, and 37 athletic teams. There are numerous opportunities for students to find a place to belong on our campus and to grow in areas of interest to them.

Contact our admissions director to set up your tour today or visit our website for more information at

Stockdale Christian School

4901 California Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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(661) 327-3927

Jeff Mudrow - Head of School

Welcome to Stockdale Christian School. If you were given the gift of 20,000 hours, how would you invest it? Did you know that your child will spend nearly 20,000 hours under the direct instruction of a teacher, director, or coach between the time kindergarten begins, and high school graduation occurs? If those important adults pursue academic goals and believe in biblical values that align with your own, your child will be set up for academic and spiritual success.

At Stockdale Christian School we have three primary goals for each of our students. First, we want each student to BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and then we want to help that relationship grow. Second, our teachers help each child recognize God’s divine design in their lives and push them to ACHIEVE academic and co-curricular goals built on excellence. Finally, our students are taught the importance of loving their neighbor and are given opportunities to SERVE courageously in their community and beyond.

Our desire as a school is to walk alongside you in the parenting journey, believing in the scripture that tells us to train up a child in the way they should go so that when they are old, they will not depart from it. Christian education is an investment into the heart and mind of your child, and it is an investment that every parent should prayerfully consider.  Contact us at

Best Music and Arts

2200 Oak Street Ste. B

Bakersfield, CA 93301

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(661) 428-7510

Located in the heart of downtown Bakersfield, Best Music and Arts offers a variety of services- from weekly art classes and private music lessons, to custom picture framing art commissions, and paint n'sips. Executive director, Laura Best is a Bakersfield native and professional local artist. Since graduating from CSUBakersfield in Music Education she has been sharing her love of the arts through art exhibitions and teaching students privately as young as 4 years. She is now accepting new registrants, and art commissions.

Contact Mrs. Best directly at (661)428-7510to set up your appoinment today or visit her website for more information at

OFFICE LOCATION: 1400 Easton Drive #112, Bakersfield, CA 93309
PHONE: 661-861-4939 For Advertising and Subscription Inquiries
FAX: 661-861-4930