At Heritage Oak, our Grammar School program for grades 1‐6 is uniquely structured to meet your child where they are developmentally and prepare them for the middle school years ahead. Designed to emphasize the classical education model through a biblical worldview, students flourish as they work with Christian teachers who seek to help them grow both spiritually and academically through a curricula that strikes the right balance of discovery, hands‐on‐learning, and memory work through various songs, jingles, chants, and lots of smiles!

Reading Instruction

Reading is the hallmark of the Grammar School experience and an strong emphasis is given to phonics instruction, reading, and comprehension. Faculty members for grades K5-3rd are trained in the Brainspring Phonics First® Orton-Gillingham based phonics program which is fully accredited by the IDA (International Dyslexia Association) and IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council). Teachers typically make reading a part of the nightly homework and parents are encouraged to read regularly to younger students. The annual Read-A-Thon each January is an exciting time for students as they read for minutes and enjoy activities related to reading all month long.

Recommended Reading Lists are provided for parents and students to help select books for reading beyond the regular curriculum. Please check back regularly as these lists are periodically updated and expanded.

Reading Lists Guide

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

The Grammar School Course of Study outlines our entire K‐6 program and each curricula selected is carefully scrutinized for academic excellence through a strong foundation of the basics while challenging and delighting students. Weekly chapels, daily physical education, music classes, Meet the Masters Art Program, student field trips, and afterschool student support round out the Grammar School’s student experience at Heritage Oak School.

We invite you to come see the classical Christian school experience firsthand by taking a tour of Heritage Oak’s classrooms live!

Ask the Head of School

Heritage Oak School

20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561

(661) 823-0885

HOS has a non-discriminatory policy. We welcome students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin to administration of our education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program, athletic and other school-administered programs.