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. While our physical campus has been shut down due to COVID-19, our learning had not 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 have continued to receive high-quality education through online class instruction. It's because of our teachers and their dedication to the success of each and every one of our students, our Rams have not missed a beat in their education. We are Garces and we are proud!
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 123 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.”
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now available.
See the link below to apply as well as the forms needed to complete the application.
Register for the HSPT
All incoming freshmen will be required to pre- register and take the High School Placement Exam (HSPT). Visit the Admissions Page --> Step 3 for more information.
Shadow A Garces Student
Visitors are invited to come to campus and shadow a Garces student for a day. Potential students, both 8th graders and transfers, are invited to visit campus, attend classes and stay for lunch.
If you would like to schedule a "Shadow Day" contact Eric Coleman at the Garces Admissions office by email or call 661-327-2578.
Learn How Affordable Garces Can Be
In an effort to continue our record of educational excellence, every student at Garces benefits from the generosity of our alumni and community of donors.