Steps to Enroll

How to get started

1. Learn more about Heritage Oak.

We hope our website has already given you a glimpse of who we are, but there is so much more to see!

  • Schedule a visit to tour our classrooms and meet with the Head of School.
  • Pick up a copy of Discover Classical Christian Education: The Essential Guide for Parents during your tour and read it prior to submitting your application.
  • Read our Mission and Doctrinal Statements.
  • Attend the Parenting Course offered twice annually. (This course may be taken during the Fall term of the first year of enrollment.)

2. Submit your Application.

Heritage Oak accepts applications throughout the year, however those desiring to start school at the beginning of an academic year, should submit applications prior to June 1 and no later than August 7th. Families may pick up an Admissions Packet in the school office, request a packet by mail, or download documents from the school website (below).

Each application submitted should include the following completed documents in order to be processed for consideration:

  • Application for Admission
  • Church Reference Form
  • Student Questionnaire (7th-­12th grade only)
  • Copy of child’s Report Cards from the previous 2 years
  • Completed Parenting Class Form OR Sign Up for Parenting Class in the Office (must be completed by Dec. 31 of year entering HOS).
  • $150 Application Fee (if applying before June 1 – a late fee applies beginning June 2)

3. Complete a Meet and Greet with the Admissions Counselor.

Students meet with our counselor to get to know their on-campus advocate during the admissions process while completing an initial assessment to determine spiritual and social readiness for the Heritage Oak program.

4. Complete the Academic Assessment.

Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to schedule an academic assessment. The purpose of this test is two fold:

• determines proper grade assignment

• provides academic and classroom readiness information for your child’s future teacher in order to better assist the student as he or she enters the classroom environment.

Assessments for the 2020-2021 school year will announced in the near future. Families submitting late applications (after June 1) will be contacted for a summer assessment after the Meet and Greet with the Admissions Counselor.

5. Attend a New Family Consultation & Interview.

The purpose of the New Family Consultation and Interview with our Admissions Committee is to determine that a unified partnership exists between the parents and the school based on spiritual, academic, and social expectations. Final student grade placement will be discussed as well.

6. Pick up an Acceptance Packet.

Upon receiving your acceptance call, families should pick up an Acceptance Packet within 2 weeks in order to finalize enrollment and complete the remaining entrance documents including but not limited to:

  • Transcript / Records Transfer Requests
  • Emergency Contact Forms
  • Tuition Payment Plan
  • Payment of Student Activity and Book Fees

7. Attend Parent Orientation.

All parents are required to attend our annual Parent Orientation held each August (see school calendar for specific date). Those entering during the “off season” will need to schedule an orientation meeting with the Head of School or Administrative Assistant.

8. Attend Student Orientation (Grades 7­-12).

All Middle and Upper School students are required to attend our annual Student Orientation Day held in August of each year.

Heritage Oak School admits students of any race, color, sex, and national or ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school‐administered programs. Heritage Oak School does reserve the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, philosophical compatibility, and willingness to cooperate with the Heritage Oak School administration and abide by its policies.

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.