Bishop Garcia Diego High School

Bishop Garcia Diego High School is an Independent Catholic Co-Educational Secondary School that welcomes students of all faiths and provides them with the spiritual, personal, and intellectual knowledge to meet the enduring challenge of realizing their God-given potential in a multi-cultural society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1914

Student Body

Total Students286 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Bishop Garcia Diego High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art, AP Calculus, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Government, AP Human Geography, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP US History
Average SAT score1136
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Business Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,600
Tuition NotesGenerous tuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorKaren Regan
Admissions AssociateErika Van Wingerden


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water Polo

School Notes

  • The philosophy of Bishop Garca Diego High School is rooted in the Biblical understanding of the developing human relationship with God. With service to others as a natural response to this relationship, Bishop Garca Diego students are called to foster concern for others and are challenged to cultivate the leadership skills necessary to serve humankind.  Through this process our students continue their journey to become mature, well-balanced adults.  
  • Collaborating with parents, Bishop Garca Diego High School shares the common goal of preparing its students to assume their multiple roles as members of family, church, and profession.  This goal is attained through our rigorous college preparatory curriculum and co-curricular activities.  
  • In addition, the school strives to create future leaders with the combined qualities of intellectual and spiritual values to achieve their God-given potential and to bring about systemic change in our society and world.

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  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: PK-12 | 356 students
    1.5 miles
    4125 Paloma Dr
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805) 687-2461
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
As a teacher at Bishop Diego High School, I can attest to the quality of educational experience your child will receive here. The administration team works diligently to make sure the students and the faculty are well taken care of and have their needs met. One aspect of Bishop Diego that stands out to me is it's ability to differentiate teaching based upon each students learning styles and needs.
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Although the school is smaller than most high schools, Bishop is one of the best places you could go for pretty much anything. The education system at bishop is focused on you and your learning to help you the best they can. In addition to education, Bishops sports programs are very good and allow you to be able to play any sports with no previous experience. The bishop community is also super friendly and you are never left out while on campus.
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I am only a freshman as of writing this, but I can assure you that this is an amazing school! They have amazing academics, with teachers who really care how you do. They also have amazing sports and multimedia.
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Bishop is great! Every teacher is helpful and knowledgeable in their subject, and genuinely want to help their students succeed. There are so many electives for you to choose from, including graphic design, filmmaking, ceramics, multimedia, digital sound, etc and many athletic options for students to choose from, like volleyball, golf, tennis, water polo, and more. Bishop is more than a school, it's a one-of-a-kind community full of amazing people and multiple athletic/academic opportunities.
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I love this school so much! The community feels like family and they make learning amazing. I really have grown since attending here.
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Bishop has an amazing environment, the teachers are so welcoming and all of yours peers are friendly. You can play any sport you want to and get all the attention needed to succeed academically and socially. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
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As a student at bishop, I love this school. The community is wonderful and we are all very close. The teachers are always up to help you and they support us to the best of their ability.All our peers are so welcoming and you have the ability to succeed in academically and socially. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
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