Garces Memorial High School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1947
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students614 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Garces Memorial High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Number of AP Courses16 courses
Average SAT score1170
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Polos, khaki pants/shorts or skirt.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,895
Tuition Notes$7,895 Catholic Tuition $8,195 Non-Catholic Tuition
Admissions DirectorGordon Westhoff
Admissions AssociateKatie Faulkner

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Drill TeamFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,

Extracurriculars

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

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
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