Garces Memorial High School

2800 Loma Linda Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-0933
Tel: (661)327-2578
Grades: 9-12 | 614 students
Garces Memorial is an academically challenging, college preparatory, co-educational Catholic high school, founded in 1947 by the Christian Brothers and Dominican Sisters of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Today it is operated by the Diocese of Fresno and staffed by a lay faculty and administration who are inspired by their Catholic faith to minister to the needs of the student body.
Garces Memorial alumni have attended the most prestigious colleges and universities.
They are successful and valuable members of their communities spanning across the United States and abroad as leaders in their faith, in their chosen professions, and in their commitment to serve others.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1947

Student Body

Total Students 614 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Garces Memorial High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
Average SAT score 1623
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Polos, khaki pants/shorts or skirt.)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $7,895
Tuition Notes $7,895 Catholic Tuition $8,195 Non-Catholic Tuition
Admissions Director Gordon Westhoff
Admissions Associate Katie Faulkner


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ASB, Campus Ministry, Christian Life Community, InterAct, Key Club, S.O.S. Club, Student Government, Theatre, and many more organizations. ASB, InterAct, Key Club, S.O.S. Club, Theatre, Campus Ministry,
Christian Life Community,
Student Government,
and many more organizations.,

School Notes:

  • Extracurricular Activities: On an annual basis, 85% of the Garces student body participate in some type of extracurricular activity. Garces Memorial offers a variety of opportunities for involvement including student government, theatre, service clubs and campus ministry.
  • Athletics: In the history of the CIF central section, the athletic program at Garces Memorial ranks 4th all time with 111 section team championships. Garces competes in the Southeast Yosemite League at Division I & II for playoffs in all sports except our recent athletic addition of water polo which competes at Division III.
  • Community Service Requirement: All Garces students are expected to give back to the community in the form of service to others. In addition to the subject area requirements, students in the class of 2013 must complete sixty (60) hours of community service in order to graduate and participate in any commencment activities

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Turner Christian Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School (0.2 miles away)
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    Grades: 1-12 | 136 students
    0.5 miles
    48 Manner St
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
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    1.1 miles
    1418 W Columbus St
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
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    Grades: NS-8 | 212 students
    1.9 miles
    2401 Bernard Street
    Bakersfield, CA 93306

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