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2024 Private Education Guide
Feb 1, 2024
Each January, we bring you a collection of some of the top Kern County Private Education options. Get a leg up on the 2024/25 school year, and contact the schools directly for enrollment information.

Legacy Christian Academy

5500 Olive Drive

Bakersfield, CA 93308

(661) 393-1783

Legacy Christian Academy educates all learners through a comprehensive, dually accredited K-12 program which includes all the core academic subjects as well as art, music, physical education, and a variety enrichment courses.

Legacy advances students in their areas of giftedness while supporting any learning challenges. We believe all children can thrive in the University-Model . Legacy Christian Academy utilizes professional educators partnering with parents to provide a distinctive, Christ-centered education. K-12 students attend classes 2-3 days per week and complete teacher prepared lessons on their “satellite” home days. Legacy teachers design weekly lesson plans; train and equip parents; and provide individualized support to families in a unique partnership. Legacy gives the gift of time back to families. Time to grow spiritually, time to thrive academically, and time to be a family.

As parents, we disciple our children to grow as God has designed, not as our world’s culture would direct them. As children get older, their peers, teachers, and coaches play an important role in how they perceive the world. In addition to providing your children with the academic tools they need in life, our goal at Legacy is to disciple the next generation of Christ followers for a lifetime of leadership.

Providence Classical Academy

4500 Rosedale Lane

Bakersfield, CA 93314

(661) 381-1503

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, content, and methods of education. The mission of Providence Classical Academy is to provide the children entrusted to its care with an education that forms godly, virtuous, self-governing men and women. Full-time day school is available for grades Pre-K through 8th. Additionally, we offer our Homeschool Enrichment Program on Fridays and Homeschool Resource Program for more classical homeschool support. We invite you to learn more about our school by attending a school tour. Visit us at or contact us at

Harmony Road Music School

5381 Truxtun Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 665-8228

Harmony Road Music School offers group piano classes for children of all ages.  Music & movement classes are for little ones ages 16m- 4 yrs. and include movement, singing, playing with rhythm instruments, finger games, rocking/cuddling songs, activities with balls, scarves, and hoops, and keyboard introduction.  A parent participates in each class.

Group piano classes are for children beginning age 5 and include singing, solfege, ear training, note reading, rhythm and keyboard ensembles, and eventually composing and improvisation. Recitals are twice yearly.   A parent participates in all classes.  Advancing students have the opportunity to participate in adjudicated events such as Guild, Federation, Jazz/Pop Festival, and much more! Our new winter semester begins mid-January. Check out our website for the complete schedule.

St John Vianney Academy

1800 Bedford Way

Bakersfield, CA 93308

At St John Vianney Academy, we strive to empower children by giving them the

gifts of faith, reason, and virtue. We believe this is best done by employing the

classical method of education. The beauty of classical education is that children

learn how to think, and not what to think. Our teachers are trained to approach

learning by recognizing that there are natural and progressive stages in child

development. Our children will become adept at applying the tools of learning to

any subject -mastering new information in sometimes half the time of their peers.

This develops confidence in personal ability because now the person knows how to

learn. Ultimately, this creates a life-long desire and love for learning.

In Catholic classical education, school subjects are regarded as disciplines or

categories of creation which can be integrated and related back to God. Do we

observe that the Creator is a God of order and intention? Does math, science,

languages, music and the fine arts - using logic, reason, and order ultimately reflect

the beauty of the created world and universe? How do we fit into the scheme of

creation, and what is our relationship with the Creator?

Seeking answers to these questions, observing goodness, and practicing the

faith require community. SJVA provides an environment rich in the encouragement

of the formation of good conscience and a moral compass. Our teachers are not

only classically trained, but also, are themselves, people of faith. They themselves

are seekers of truth, virtue, and joy. Our community supports ideals which are

beneficial for the family and society as a whole. We provide a place for learning

and practicing virtue - a place for gaining a clear understanding of the beauty and

traditions of the faith.

With this strong foundation, our children are on the path to becoming responsible

adults with passion and ability for glorifying our Creator - which is afterall, what we

were made to do! Would you like to find out more about what we can offer you and your family? Please contact Program Director Teresa Grimm for more information at (661) 477-8840.

Trinity Preschool at Belcourt

11300 Campus Park Dr.

Bakersfield, CA 93311

(661) 282-5252

We at Trinity Preschool are committed to the children of our community and look forward to serving your little ones. Our staff has a combined experience of over one hundred years in preschool formation. We believe kids need a loving and nurturing environment where they can feel secure and flourish. Our kindergarten readiness curriculum also emphasizes character formation with a spiritual component. LIC 153810005

Garces Memorial High School

2800 Loma Linda Dr.

Bakersfield, CA 93305

(661) 327-2578

Hello all prospective parents! Here at Garces Memorial High School we strive to provide a school environment that allow students to be fulfilled in and out of the classroom. As a Catholic school we are tooted in our Faith. Catholic education gives students an opportunity to excel academically and be college and career ready. It provides students the opportunity to grow as service-minded individuals, who can reflect and develop their moral compass in a safe and supportive environment to become the person God created them to be. Garces students have a rich educational experience through faith formation including weekly mass, opportunities for adoration and confession with our Chaplain, Father David, and retreat opportunities every year. We have a vibrant student life with multiple clubs and activities throughout the year. Our academic expectations, paired with our academic support programs, help our students prepare for college and career. More importantly, we foster our students to grow as compassionate, service-minded individuals motivated to give back to the community. I look forward to welcoming you and your student to our community to grow in our four pillars: knowledge, faith, compassion and justice.

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