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KCFM's 2019 Private Education & Enrichment Guide

If you're considering private education, our Annual Private Education and Enrichment Guide is intended to give you and your family valuable information to aid in your search!

American Kids Sport Center

NW: 3622 Allen Rd.

SW: 4401 Ride St.

Bakersfield, CA

(661) 589-2100 •

American Kids Sports Center  (AKSC) has been a staple of children’s sports and fitness for 34 years in Bakersfield. Local owners Mike and Sheri Williams developed AKSC with Kern County families in mind. Growing up and raising their own families in Bakersfield, shaped their mission of Building Healthy Kids. Our programs are diverse and for all ages (we start them as young as 6 weeks old). AKSC offers all levels of sports from competitive to recreational and just plain old fun! Our facilities are state of the art, indoor pool, in-ground trampolines and tumbling pits, spring floors, air conditioned facilities and spacious parent viewing areas.

Bakersfield Adventist Academy Preschool

3333 Bernard St

Bakersfield, CA 93306

(661) 871-1591 •

Bakersfield Adventist Academy Preschool is a caring, nurturing environment where children experience the joy of learning and confidence in their sense of belonging, secure in their love for Jesus and others. Stimulating activities promote development of foundational skills that serve them well as they grow in becoming competent learners and communicators.


(661)809-1879 •

Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. Children and adults learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. We help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Our expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months- 8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces. Visit to sign up today!

Country Christian School

2416 Dean Ave

Bakersfield. CA 93312

(661) 589-4703 •

At Country Christian School we see a bright future for our students and give every effort to equip them to stand out in a world that asks them to fit in. We not only impart knowledge but also give students the tools to face an ever changing world with unchanging truth. It is our goal to prepare students for worldview situations in current and future circumstances.

Harmony Road Music School

5381 Truxtun Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 665-8228 •

Harmony Road Music School offers group piano classes for children from tots to teens. Early childhood music 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 ages Pre-K 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!

New classes begin the week of January 14. Check out our website for the complete schedule. We are also having a *FREE* Demo Class on Saturday, January 12. Space is limited, reservations are required. Call us today!

Heritage Christian Schools

Readyland Preschool • Heritage Academy • Heritage Junior High

2401 Bernard St.

Bakersfield, CA

(661) 871-4545 •

Heritage Christian Schools has been committed to providing a quality education in a Christ-centered environment since 1967. Accredited through ACSI and WASC Heritage Christian Schools now includes components of Classical Education. Our curriculum will be enhanced with the teaching of basic Latin, logic, rhetoric, as well as additional classical education techniques.

Readyland (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) provides integrated computer technology and computer classes, library-media center, band, music, physical education, sports, excellent food service, and playgrounds.

Heritage Jr. High (7th-8th) provides an environment where Christian character counts on and off campus, basic Latin, logic and rhetoric, integrated computer technology and computer classes, electives, ASB, sports, cheer, choir, and a variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Lil' Explorers Preschool

8800 Harris Rd,

Bakersfield, CA 93311

(661) 665-1200 •

Lil’ Explorers Preschool - where every day is an adventure! Lil’ Explorers is no longer lil’!  We have grown so much that we have expanded to accommodate more explorers! The new center on our property will continue the interactive, hands-on, theme driven curriculum that so many families have come to love!

Our Center cares for and teaches children 6 weeks through 6 years. It is our goal to not only prepare them for Kindergarten, but also prepare them for life. We feel that our preschool experience can offer children a great start and inspire a lifelong love for learning. Our center offers bi-monthly themes that run through every aspect of the day. Our lesson plans, play time, classroom circle time, craft activities, music and movement fun, and weekly assemblies, all incorporate our themes.

We offer the largest preschool play area in Bakersfield. Our roaming bike trails have stops at a diner, gas station, grocery store and more! Interesting climbing structures are at both facilities with many other play activities! Our newly completed center offers an “Exploring our World” theme, with classroom and activity areas highlighting many geographical landscapes from around the world. These activity areas include the arctic, savannah, jungle, ocean and rain forest, to name a few.

We believe that our preschool experience encourages and promotes language, cognitive, math and literacy skills. Working with teachers and other children enhances a child’s social and emotional development too. We recently had 90 children graduate on to kindergarten, and they always fly through the necessary assessments!

We offer hours Monday through Friday 6am to 6pm. All of our teachers are highly qualified & CPR Certified. Please check us out on Facebook, Yelp, or our website! Or come by for a tour!


Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Catholic School

124 Columbus Street

Bakersfield, CA 9330

(661) 327-7741 •

Preschool- 8th Grade

Our Lady of Perpetual Help offers a Christ-centered environment where Christian values are taught, modeled, learned, and lived by all members of the school community. We offer a skills-based, comprehensive, rigorous STREAM curriculum, including Science, Technology, Religion, Reading, Engineering, The Arts, Math, Music, PE and Spanish for a successful learning experience.


World Languages Institute

1430 Truxtun Ave., Fifth Floor

Bakersfield CA, 9330

(661) 616-1355 (by appointment) •

World Languages Institute is dedicated to provide top quality classes for adults and children in Bakersfield. Your complete satisfaction is our main goal. We offer private, semi-private, group class language tutoring and Corporate classes at all levels of proficiency, that fit your personals goals and needs. Adults, Teens, children. Call today!

ASL (American Sign Language), ESL (English as a second language), English (exam prep for TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, GMAT, & more), English for native speakers to improve writing and public speaking, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish Legal and Medical Interpreter. We offer foreign Language classes for children, combined with Arts.

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