Admissions Procedure

Admissions Procedure

Regular Admission: Prospective student can apply and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please submit online application and supplemental materials to complete application.

Incoming Freshman

STEP 1: Online Application

There is a $75 application fee for processing the online application.

All completed forms should be sent to Ms. Harper at, or dropped off to the Garces Memorial HS Main Office.

STEP 2: Admissions will Schedule an Interview

Once you have completed the application, the Office of Admissions will contact you regarding your interview date and time. Both student and parent(s) will spend individual time with a member of the Garces community.

STEP 3: High School Placement Test- Mandatory Test

All incoming freshmen will be required to take the High School Placement Exam (HSPT), prior to being enrolled in their classes.

Please email Ms. Kim Harper at to schedule the exam. The cost for the exam is $10.00 and must be sent with your student on the test day.

STEP 4: Do A Shadow Visit (optional)

If you would like to schedule a “Shadow Day” contact Kim Harper at the Garces Admissions office by email or call 661-237-2578.

Garces Memorial High School, mindful of its mission to educate youth to fulfill the mission of Christ, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability in the administration of educational practices, scholarships and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Kim Harper

If you have any questions please contact Director of Admissions Ms. Harper at 327-2578 ext. 122 or

Transfers & International Students

Transfer students & international students can use the associated pages.

Tuition & Fees

New Student Application Fees
The application fee for 2019-2020 is $75.00 and must be submitted with the admissions packet by January 31, 2019. The application fee is non-refundable.

Annual Registration Fees
All students must pay an annual registration fee. The early registration fee and open registration fee is $425.00 for the 2019 – 2020 academic year and is non-refundable. The fee includes student ASB activities card and yearbook. It helps to offset the costs of the iPad apps, lab fees, athletics, Parent Club and retreat expenses.

Annual Technology Fee
All students must pay an annual technology fee of $550.  The fee is due by July 1, 2019.

Tuition and Fees
Monthly based on 11 months from July 2019 – May 2020:

Catholic Families: $1032/month
Non-Catholic Families: $1,067/month

The tuition at Garces Memorial High School is set each spring by the Board of Directors. Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $11,351 for Catholic families (with information filled out on tuition contract to apply for Catholic rate) and $11,731 for all other families other than Foreign students.  The rate for Foreign Exchange Students is $16,500.  The first tuition payment is due July 1 of each year. Garces Memorial High School offers four payment plans: Plan 1 – Payment in Full; Plan 2 – Payments each Semester; Plan 3 – Payments each Quarter; and Plan 4 – Payments each Month (for eleven months). Additional approximate fees/costs:
Textbooks: $300
Uniforms: $200
PE clothes/uniforms: $50
Athletic fees: $200 for football, $125 per sport for all other sports/maximum charge of 2 sports per student
Spirit Packs/athletic practice uniforms: $150 – $200 per sport