Readyland Pre-school was opened in September 1967. By the end of the first-year enrollment had reached 26 students. Readyland has existed to encourage each child to develop his/her own unique abilities, to foster the development of respect and responsibility in children, to provide a service to the community in the name of Christ, and to prepare children academically for kindergarten.
The first kindergarten class was opened in 1971 and the Junior High (now Middle School) was started in 1981. Together, Readyland Pre-school, Heritage Academy (K-5th), and Heritage Middle School (6th-8th), are Heritage Christian Schools.
Since 1992, Heritage Christian Schools has been accreditation by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Accrediting Commission for Schools/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
HCS is also a Transitional Member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS).
Traditional Christian schools often follow public school curriculum, public school teaching methodology, and public-school philosophy, in a Christian setting. Parents are looking for an education that is distinctly stronger academically. The classical Christian and kinesthetic education at Heritage provides the academics that are truly advanced and life changing along with a Biblical worldview integrated and interwoven throughout.
Our mission to educate the whole child – spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally – is evidenced by students integrating and exemplifying our vision and learning results. If HCS serves its students effectively:
2401 Bernard Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Front Office: (661) 871-4545
Business Office: (661) 871-4761
Fax: (661) 871-5627
Take the 24th Street exit and go east
Take the Hwy. 178 eastbound exit (to the left)
Proceed to the Mt. Vernon off ramp and turn right (south)
Drive approximately 1/4 miles to Bernard St. Turn left to first driveway on your right
Take the Mt. Vernon exit north to Bernard Street
Turn right and proceed to the first driveway on your right