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Developing Students
Academically, Spiritually, & Socially

Founded in 1947 by the Christian Brothers and Dominican Sisters of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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Academically Challenging, College Preparatory & Co-Educational.

Garces Memorial High School is Bakersfield, California's premier High School.

Garces Memorial High School is a Christ-centered, community of faith that seeks to provide the best spiritual and academic formation for every student. Along with our standard college preparatory curriculum, we also offer field-based pathways for the student who has a desire to pursue a particular field.

Academically Prepared - In All Circumstances

Education at Garces Memorial is a top priority, no matter the circumstances. When our physical campus was shut down in March 2020, our commitment to learning never stopped. Our students and teachers made the switch to online learning in the matter of one weekend, seamlessly. Thanks, in part, to our 1:1: iPad technology, our students continued to receive high-quality education through online class instruction. In October, our campus gates reopened, and our students have successfully been back on campus ever since. We proudly offer in-person education or a distance-learning option for those not ready to be back on campus. It's because of our teachers and their dedication to the success of each and every one of our students, we are able to continue to offer top-level academics throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are Garces and we are proud!

Spiritually Connected

As a Catholic school, our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to form our students with Gospel values in every aspect of life. The Gospel is proclaimed on the football field, the basketball court, at school dances, during faculty meetings, and in all academic classes. The result is a young person that is fully prepared to live out the Gospel in every aspect of their future careers and vocational choices.


A Winning Tradition

Athletics is a vital and integral part of Garces Memorial High School. With one of the most successful athletic programs in the Central Section CIF history, the Garces Rams are ranked fourth all-time with 128 section team championships. We also have dozens of individual titles in swimming, diving, tennis, golf, track and cross-country. Through the pursuit of excellence in athletics and faith in God, Garces Memorial High School pursues “Victory with Honor.”

An Excellent College Preparatory Environment

Being your best self also means being empowered to reach your full potential spiritually, academically, and socially. With more than 20 student clubs, academic teams, fine arts programs, 37 CIF recognized athletic teams; there are numerous opportunities for challenge and growth.

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Apply Now

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. See the link below to apply as well as the forms needed to complete the application.

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