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Agapeland Christian Academy Agapeland Christian Academy offers a quality Christian Education in a warm, friendly, and safe environment, where we strive to meet the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical needs of each child. Our goal is to provide sound Christian training along with a solid academic foundation in the fundamentals for pre-school, kindergarten, and elementary grades while placing an emphasis on creating a campus environment filled with love, laughter, discovery, and the kind of spiritual mentoring that will carry your child through life. We emphasize individual attention throughout the educational process to make ACA a place your child will enjoy coming to learn! An Extended Day Program is available for before- and after-school care from 6:30am to 6:00pm for students age 6-12 which includes homework assistance, tutoring, games, snacks, and lots of fun! We also offer a summer program with field trips, water play, crafts, and a summer curriculum.

Active Kids = Healthy Kids! The Junior Development Program at the Bakersfield Racquet Club is an afterschool junior tennis program that includes classes for every age and skill level. Runs Monday–Thursday weekly. Whether your child has never played tennis and wants to start or they're on the high school team and need an edge, the BRC has a class that's the perfect fit! The cost is $12 for members and $15 for non- members.

Grownups can play, too! Sign up for Lifetime Tennis, Bakersfield's only class for the adult beginner! We'll show you all the basics and have you playing in no time! Non-members pay only $75 for a 6-week course that begins January 9th. 

Did you know members receive discounts on all BRC activities? Join for 6 months and get 1 month free! Join for 1 year and get 1 month free PLUS 1 drill per month! Also offering Zumba and Pilates! Call 661-325-8652 or visit www.brctennis.com.

BMT School of the Performing Arts Bakersfield Music Theatre School of the Performing Arts offers Summer Workshops to children ages 5 - 18 years old.  Each workshop works with the students to build acting and singing skills and teaches choreography. Our directors are credentialed and experienced educators with many years of experience in the theatre as actors and dancers as well. Each workshop prepares the students for a full musical production, many of which take place at Harvey Auditorium. Students have participated in programs such as Beauty and the Beast, Seussical, The Little Mermaid Jr., and many many more.  Prices for workshops range from $250 - $365.  There are discounts for returning students, and we also offer a family discount.  Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Contact the Stars Box Office at 661-325-6100 or visit our website at www.bmtstars.com for more information.

Harmony Road Music School

5381 Truxtun Ave. • Bakersfield, CA 93309 • (661) 665-8228 • www.harmonyroadbakersfield.com

Harmony Road Music School offers group piano classes for children from tots to teens. 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 ages PreK and up that feature 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. Advanced students have the opportunity to participate in adjudicated events such as Certificate of Merit, Guild, Jazz/Pop Festival, and much more!

Our new winter semester begins January 20.  Check out our web site for the complete schedule.  We are also having a *FREE* Demo Class on Saturday, January 11. Reservations required. Call us today!

Heritage Christian Schools Readyland Preschool • Heritage Academy • Heritage Junior High

2401 Bernard St, Bakersfield, CA • (661) 871-4545 • www.heritageschools.us

Heritage Christian Schools provide an outstanding Education in a Christ-centered environment. Since 1967, HCS have consistently addressed the spiritual, academic, emotional, and physical needs of children through a qualified teaching staff. HCS are accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

• Readyland Preschool (2 yrs -TK) offers a stable, loving staff nurturing your child in a Christian setting. Academic skills and socialization are integrated into a developmentally-appropriate curriculum with unique music and physical Education classes.

• Heritage Academy (K-6th) offers a Christ-centered Education, integrated Computer Technology in labs and classrooms, accredited library-media center, band, specialized computer, music, physical Education, sports, excellent food service, and two well-designed playgrounds.

• Heritage Jr. High (7th-8th) offers biblical integration into core academics, a variety of electives, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, a science lab, and a laptop computer lab in an environment where Christian character counts in and outside the campus.

MY GYM My Gym has created an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children ages 3 months through 13 years develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Our structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes incorporate music, dance, puppets, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, fitness, cardio workouts, sports, and other original activities. My Gym kids have so much fun as they exercise and gain strength, coordination, balance, fine and gross motor proficiency, agility, flexibility, and social skills. The most important benefit we offer, however, is the building of confidence and self-esteem. Help a child feel good about him or herself, and you've given that youngster a jumpstart on the path to becoming a healthy, well-adjusted young adult.

Legacy Christian Academy We are excited to introduce Legacy Christian Academy to the Bakersfield community!  Legacy's mission is to create a community of learners where strong Christian character is built and academic excellence is achieved through a University Model®, Christ-centered Education. In 2010, a number of Bakersfield educators envisioned an educational alternative that would allow families more time to spiritually train and build relationships with their children while providing a high level of academic excellence in their educational experience. Legacy Christian Academy was formed using the structure of a University Model School®.  In this model, teachers and parents work together to provide an affordable, Christ-centered Education for the next generation. LCA alternates home days with campus days, creating the best of both educational worlds, and is affiliated with the National Association of University Model Schools® (NAUMS).  To find out more about NAUMS and Legacy, visit legacychristianacademy.us or call 661-241-3866.

St. Francis Parish School St. Francis Parish School is a Catholic School that serves students in preschool through 8th grade. St. Francis Parish School strives to provide excellence in student-centered Education through integration of faith, family, and friends. We promote the development of an educated, confident, self-disciplined, and community-conscious Catholic Christian. St. Francis Parish School recognizes the parents as the primary educators of their children and will work with them in partnership to prepare students spiritually, academically, and socially. The school received a full, six-year WASC accreditation in June of 2010. Our curriculum follows the California State guidelines and includes additional religious curriculum set by the Diocese of Fresno. Students have full access to weekly physical Education, computer, music, art, library, and Spanish classes. After-school sports are available for students in grades 5 through 8. All classrooms have Smartboards and integrate technology. Additional information is available on our website, www.stfran.org/sfs, or by calling 661-326-7955.

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