About Garces Memorial High School

Founded on Faith | Rooted in Tradition | Growing in Excellence

Our Mission

Garces Memorial High School is a Catholic, Co-educational, college preparatory high school. Our school educates youth to fulfill the mission of Christ by developing students spiritually, academically, and socially. Our mission calls to instill every member of the Garces Memorial community the courage to act with faith, knowledge, compassion and justice.

Garces Memorial High School is a Christ-centered, community of faith that seeks to provide the best spiritual and academic formation for every student. Our Christian focus provides an environment where students can develop Spiritually, Academically, and Socially, enabling them to recognize their potential as People of God.

Garces Memorial High School is Bakersfield, California’s premier Catholic 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 is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school. Our school educates youth to fulfill the mission of Christ by developing students spiritually, academically, and socially. Our mission calls us to instill in every member of the Garces Memorial community the courage to act with faith, knowledge, compassion, and justice.

Garces Memorial High School is a ministry of the Catholic Church administered by the Diocese of Fresno and supported by the Catholic parishes of Kern County. Our school educates youth to fulfill the mission of Christ. In partnership with parents, each member of our faculty and staff serves as a teacher, a mentor, and a coach in a student-centered atmosphere. Our Christian focus provides an environment where students can develop spiritually, intellectually, and socially, enabling them to recognize their potential as People of God. Garces Memorial offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum which prepares the students to succeed in a higher academic setting. We instill in every member of the Garces Memorial community the courage to act with faith, knowledge, compassion, and justice

Our History

Leadership, Faculty, & Staff