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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 286 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,600
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Bishop Garcia Diego High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1914

Student Body

Total Students
286 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
59%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Bishop Garcia Diego High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1136
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Business Casual)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Generous tuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,000
Admissions Director
Karen Regan
Admissions Associate
Erika Van Wingerden

Sports

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.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (19 reviews)
5  
I am grateful to be attending Bishop Garcia Diego High School. In the last two years here at Bishop I have made amazing friendships, and with that, I`ve created many memories by far. The alumni and faculty are all very welcoming and as the small community we are, we all come together in unity.
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I am very grateful to be attending Bishop Garcia Diego High School. The last two years being at Bishop have been amazing and with the friendships I`ve made here, I have created many memories by far. The alumni and faculty are all very welcoming and the small community that we are has brought us even closer together.
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5  
This is my first year at this school and I`m so lucky to be attending here. All staff members and teachers are so kind, and truly wish the best for every student at Bishop. Due to the academic and athletic excellence it pursues, I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. This is my first year at this school and I`m so lucky to be attending here. All staff members and teachers are so kind, and truly wish the best for every student at Bishop. Due to the academic and athletic excellence it pursues, I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.
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The past two years, Bishop has given me a great high school experience filled with many memories. One of the best things at Bishop are spirit week and summer fever week. These weeks are fun weeks full of activities to make a little more fun.
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The students and teachers at Bishop Diego are all determined to achieve goals and create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who walks onto campus. Bishop provides opportunities for you to succeed academically, athletically, and socially, giving you chance to strive in academics and step up in leadership roles.
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Everyone at Bishop is kind and welcoming, always wiling to lend a helping hand. Both the teachers and students are determined to achieve goals and create a closely knit community. With the support and encouragement of the teachers and staff, you're able to succeed and thrive in academics.
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Bishop Garcia Diego High School is a great school for everyone. My experience at Bishop so far has been fantastic. Everybody there is so kind and friendly. Even though I started off online due to covid, the teachers always encouraged me to be present and to do my best. I know that may sound basic, but I truly am thankful for Bishop. Everybody at Bishop includes everyone. You never have to worry about not making friends or sitting alone at lunch. Everybody is so inclusive and always has an open hand for you. The teachers are all so kind to the students. They make class fun while still teaching so much. I never have to worry about coming home and complaining to my parents that I had a bad day at school. Bishop is such a great environment to learn in. I have truly learned so much and have met so many great lifelong friends.
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5  
I would definitely recommend Bishop Diego to any student. The teachers are dedicated to their classes; the staff keeps our school running smoothly, and the environment is safe and friendly for all people.
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5  
Bishop is truly one of a kind with its incredible sense of community, spirit, and education. If you love learning and learning in a small community, this is the school for you. The teachers are always there to support their students every step of the way!
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5  
Bishop is we`re the community is the strongest! We cheer each other on and support one another always. At bishop we love to have fun but also work really hard. Many kids here play multiple sports and have the support they need.
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5  
Greate school, beautiful campus, wonderful teachers, and all-around supportive community. There really is a significant difference between Bishop and other schools in the area. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
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5  
Bishop Diego is a great school. Even throughout the pandemic, the teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to keep the students in person and learning as much as possible. I am confident that I will be well equipped for college by the time I graduate, thanks to the teachers and counselors who do so much for me and my fellow students.
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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 286 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,600
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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