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Grimmway Schools operates a network of public charter schools in Kern County, California.

Our campuses combine best practices in education into a unique blended learning model.

We teach life skills that will benefit our students, their families, and the communities of Kern County in the long-term.

The school day and year are structured to infuse students with a love of learning and to provide them with the academic, life, and character skills necessary to succeed in college and a competitive world.


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What’s different about Grimmway schools?

which provides a variety of learning environments and experiences, and is tailored to the needs of each individual student

A Blended Learning Model

A Learning Lab,

with access to the latest educational software and online programs 

where students participate in hands-on experiences in garden and kitchen classrooms

An Edible Schoolyard Program,

A focus on college readiness from Kindergarten, onward

including art, music and physical education

Enrichment programs,

Strong emphasis on reading and math

Highly trained, credentialed teachers who love to teach

Project-based, hands-on learning


Opened its doors to students in August 2011.

Grimmway Academy Arvin is a K-8 charter school that embraces a unique blended learning model of instruction.

The Academy is located in the rural community of Arvin, in California’s Central Valley.

Combining best practices in education with wellness and healthy lifestyle principles, Grimmway Academy students learn life skills that will support them on their path toward lifelong achievement and success.


Grimmway Academy Shafter will be modeled after the Arvin campus and is on track to enroll students for the 2017-2018 school year.

To learn more about the opening of our new school, please visit:


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 Bakersfield, CA

info@grimmwayschools.org 661-432-7880

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We are actively recruiting teachers at both schools for the 2020-21 school year.

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