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Founded on Faith. Rooted in Tradition. Growing in Excellence.

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

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Kern County's Premier Catholic High School

Founded on Faith, Rooted in Tradition, Growing in Excellence

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 us to instill within every member of the Garces Memorial community the courage to act with faith, knowledge, compassion and justice.

Class of 2024

Take a moment to hear from members of the Garces Class of 2024 on their experience at Garces. The Class of 2024 has a unique perspective. They began their freshman year during the Covid lock-down. And yet, they had a wonderful four years and are going on to college, prepared for success as they never stopped learning while a Garces Ram.

Student Outcomes

At Garces, our Integrated Student Outcomes are Knowledge, Faith, Compassion, and Justice.

• Knowledge – acquiring skills through experience and education.
• Faith – believing in the power of God and sharing His word with others.
• Compassion – demonstrating God’s love by responding to one another in a positive light.
• Justice – using our faith and law to determine what is morally right.


A Place of Belonging

Our extra-curricular activities round out the high school experience for our students. Most importantly to us at Garces, we want every student to find a place of belonging – whether it is on one of our 40 sports teams, as a member of the band, theater, robotics, cheer, mock trial, dance, FFA, CSF, National Honor Society, ASB, or in one of our 24 clubs with other students who share their interests.

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 35 student clubs, academic teams, fine arts programs, and 37 CIF-recognized athletic teams; there are numerous opportunities for challenge and growth.

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Voted Best Private High School Five Years in a Row

Garces Memorial High School has been voted as the Best Private High School in our community for the past five years. Our school stands out from the crowd as we go above and beyond to provide excellence in Catholic education by offering a holistic approach to developing our students to become spiritually connected, academically prepared and socially responsible.

Transfer Now

Applications for second semester of the 2023-24 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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