Tuition and Fees

Since 1947, Garces Memorial High School has provided a top-quality Catholic education to Kern County students. During this time, it has been the school’s commitment to keep tuition reasonable while maintaining a standard of excellence.

New Student Application Fees
The application fee for 2018-2019 is $75.00 and must be submitted with the admissions packet by January 30, 2018. 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 2018 - 2019 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 $250.  The fee is due by July 1, 2018.

Tuition and Fees
Monthly based on 11 months from July 2018 - May 2019:

Catholic Families: $936/month
Non-Catholic Families: $967/month 

The tuition at Garces Memorial High School is set each spring by the Board of Directors. Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is $10,295 for Catholic families (with information filled out on tuition contract to apply for Catholic rate) and $10,640 for all other families other than Foreign students.  The rate for Foreign Exchange Students is $16,000.  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