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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 479 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,895
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 7 / rolling

Top Rankings

Garces Memorial High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1947
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
479 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Garces Memorial High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
Average SAT score
1170
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Polos, khaki pants/shorts or skirt.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 7 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$7,895 Catholic Tuition $8,195 Non-Catholic Tuition
Admissions Director
Gordon Westhoff
Admissions Associate
Katie Faulkner

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 479 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,895
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 7 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in California is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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