Our Approach


Who We Are

Grimmway Schools is a growing network of high-performing, college-prep public charter schools in Kern County, California. Our schools are lead by a home office, based in Bakersfield.  

Our vision is for Grimmway Schools to transform the educational landscape for students in the rural areas of Kern County by providing a model of excellence and innovation leading to college readiness and lifelong success.

Our mission is for Grimmway Academy Arvin and Grimmway Academy Shafter, K-8 public schools, to close the achievement gap for students in the rural areas of Kern County by creating an environment for student excellence and well-being.

We are focused on setting our students up for success.


Grimmway Schools provides wide-ranging support for each campus, including:

  • strategic planning and new school growth opportunities

  • executive leadership across the school network

  • back-office support in the disciplines of finance, accounting, compliance, and human resources

  • external communications, marketing, development, and partnership formation

This way, our schools can

focus on teaching and learning.

We strive to:


Provide high-quality resources, services, and value to all schools in our network.

Ensure consistency and excellence across the Grimmway Schools network in curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, school culture, nutrition, and wellness.

Promote a sustainable charter school model through strategic planning and accountability.