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 is located in Bakersfield, California, in the southern portion of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. The City of Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California with a population of 373,640. Bakersfield has a very diverse economy which is heavily linked to agriculture and to petroleum. Bakersfield is home to an accredited university and community college, respectively, California State University Bakersfield and Bakersfield College.
Academic excellence above all
Garces students develop an intellectual life, a talent for critical thinking and passion for learning that sustains them through college and well beyond. All students receive individualized college counseling based on their particular skills, personality, and goals.
3 ACADEMIC PATHWAYS
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Classes
In the history of the CIF Central Section, the athletic program at Garces Memorial currently ranks 4th all time with 124 section team championships.
On an annual basis, 85% of the Garces student body participate in some type of extra-curricular activity.