about

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

Grimmway

Academy

Arvin

is a program of

Grimmway

Schools*

Located in the small rural community of Arvin in California’s Central Valley.

*a charter management organization dedicated to improving education in rural communities, encouraging healthy and sustainable lifestyles, and inspiring students, parents, teachers, and communities to expect more from their schools and educational leadership.

Our Mission
and Vision

Our mission is for Grimmway Academy, a K-8 public school, to close the achievement gap for students in the rural areas of Kern County by creating an environment for student excellence and well-being.

Our vision is for Grimmway Academy to transform the educational landscape for students in the rural areas of Kern County by providing a model of excellence and innovation leading to college readiness and lifelong success.

Charter schools are

public schools.

 

Message from the Principal

At Grimmway Academy, we are guided by four strong beliefs:

Every child can have a bright future

Our focus is to support our students in their growth, both academically and individually. We maintain small class size, and our unique blended learning model allows for learning across a range of environments and experiences – in the classroom, in the Learning Lab, in the garden, and through enrichment programs. We are continually reinterpreting the learning experience, so that every child at Grimmway Academy is engaged, happy, and successful.

Every parent can be engaged

We could not do what we do without the support of our students’ families. We rely on our involved, informed parents to advance our principles of academic achievement and wellness at home, and in the Arvin community. We hold high expectations of our parents, so that they are empowered to expect the same level of commitment from our school, teachers, and community leaders.

Every teacher can be successful

Our strong academic performance is directly tied to our talented and committed team of teachers, administrators, and staff. What we are doing is critically important – with a direct impact on Kern County and powerful implications for rural communities across the U.S. We also want learning to be fun! We strive to create a vibrant, supportive professional environment so that staff and students thrive as part of the Grimmway Academy model.

Every community can flourish

Since 2011, we have demonstrated that high achievement is possible among students from rural areas who have often been overlooked by education reform efforts. Grimmway Academy is a source of pride for the community of Arvin and everyone involved in the effort.

 

As the Principal, it is extraordinary to see how the school community, GA Staff, parents, and students come together to support every scholars growth and achievement.  With our emphasis on health and wellness through our edible school yard and Cafe, we teach scholars the importance of life long healthy eating, and the impact it has on academic performance. Through our innovative teaching practices and blended learning model, we empower all students to take ownership of their own learning, and in turn prepare them for college success.

In thanks and appreciation,

Hurshel Williams
Principal