Olive Knolls Christian School

  • Olive Knolls Christian School has provided loving care and a quality educational program since 1979.
  • OKCS has been partnering with parents and with this community by providing a Christ-centered educational program in a nurturing-uplifting environment.
  • Parents continue to say, “I feel my children are in a safe place.” As of 2004, OKCS achieved a six year accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International, (A.C.S.I.).
  • This organization evaluates schools on their spiritual, organizational, and academic standards.
  • They have given us the longest accreditation granted by this organization.
  • OKCS offers a well-rounded education program with a well-qualified teaching staff, state of the art computer lab, sound academic curriculum, fine arts opportunities, and a physical education program with a focus on the President’s Physical Fitness requirements.
  • We have a quality pre-school program that helps children learn socialization skills and gain a thorough basis for successful academic achievement.
  • Our passion is to see children grow spiritually, to become self-directed learners, to become healthy individuals, and collaborative workers.
  • Our goal is to help every child discover that God is essential in every aspect of life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChurch of the Nazarene
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students273 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Olive Knolls Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreschool tuition depends on age/grade level and hours enrolled; full or part time. Current K-8th tuition/registration/book fees/graduation fees available at www.okcs.org
Admissions DirectorAdministrators

School Notes

  • Our detailed information is available at www.okcs.org.
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  • Bakersfield
    Grades: PK-8 | 725 students
    3.7 miles
    4901 California Ave
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    3.7 PK-8
  • Bakersfield
    Grades: NS-8 | 392 students
    4.4 miles
    124 Columbus St
    Bakersfield, CA 93305
    4.4 NS-8
  • Bakersfield
    St Francis Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 325 students
    4.5 miles
    2516 Palm St
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    4.5 PK-8
  • Shafter
    Grades: K-12 | 13 students
    13.1 miles
    155 Redwood Dr
    Shafter, CA 93263
    13.1 K-12
  • Bakersfield
    Northwest Christian Schools
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 104 students
    4.3 miles
    7220 Rosedale Hwy
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    4.3 PK-12

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