Bishop Garcia Diego High School
High School in Santa Barbara, CA
The aim of the Cardinal Standards Process is for all students to recognize individual growth in each of the six areas over the course of four years. Understanding and achievement of the Cardinal Standards requires 1) a thorough orientation during the freshman year; 2) active discussion and identification of suitable demonstrations of the standards during the sophomore year; 3) individual reflection on achievement of the standards as juniors; 4) demonstration of achievement of the standards via essays and a presentation in front of the Cardinal Standards Assessment Committee as a.
read moreThe theology faculty are committed to providing a strong academic program of the highest quality that offers a balance between academics and spirituality. The instruction is consistent with the content and traditions of the Catholic faith as determined by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles standards for curricular content. The Division supports students on their individual faith journeys by offering a curriculum founded in Catholic Christian beliefs that allows for reflection on the presence of God in their lives, questioning the mystery of faith, and the application of spirituality in their daily lives.
read moreThe Sciences Division is comprised of Mathematics, Science, Health, and Physical Education. We are proud to offer rigorous courses taught by highly-qualified faculty with expertise in each of their disciplines. Students have the opportunity to take courses at the College Preparatory, Honors, and Advanced Placement levels. Each course integrates traditional and alternative teaching approaches, discovery- and inquiry-based learning, hands-on modeling, and real-world applications of course content.
read moreBishop Diego High School has partnered with The Cambridge Network to ensure the best possible international program for international students coming from China, Taiwan, Macao, Vietnam, South Korea, or Hong Kong. The Cambridge Network's international student program prepares students for life abroad prior to arriving at Bishop Diego High School and continues to provide international students with on-going support throughout the school year. To submit an application or if you have any questions, please contact our consultants at The Cambridge Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission and Philosophy
read moreBishop Garca Diego High School is an independent Catholic co-educational secondary school that welcomes students of all faiths and provides them with the spiritual, personal, and intellectual knowledge to meet the enduring challenge of realizing their God-given potential in a multi-cultural society. Bishop Garca Diego High School promotes a Christian environment open to students of all faiths. The school empowers young men and women, educated in Catholic beliefs, to implement the Gospel message in today's diverse society.
read moreAt Bishop, we take pride in the strength of our academic standards. Our incredible resources along with a rigorous academic curriculum, passionate and dedicated teachers who invest in our students, and an emphasis on volunteer hours and servant leadership make Bishop the exemplary college preparatory school in Santa Barbara. We form students to be of sound mind and ethical heart, grooming them to be principled leaders at college and university. Our college matriculation rate is incredible, with 100% of our graduates attending post-secondary study at some of the top schools in the world: Notre Dame University, Columbia University, University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Duke University, and Barnard, are just a few of the notable schools that our graduates attend.
read moreOur curricular program is committed to fostering academic excellence, developing exceptional character, and promoting positive personal growth through self-discovery experiences. We fulfill our mission through a broad range of high quality, traditional preparatory academic programming, co-curricular experiences including class retreats and small group bonding opportunities, and athletics, to name a few. We guide students toward becoming young men and women well prepared for the demands of college, university, and positive global citizenship.
read moreThank you for your interest in Bishop Garca Diego High School! We are excited to share our Cardinal spirit with you! Bishop Diego is so much more than a school. It is a community of students, parents, teachers, and staff who each believe in the promise of a better world. Our small environment provides a safe and nurturing place where students experience a challenging curriculum, empowering opportunities, and supportive role models who affirm our core values of Respect, Perseverance, and Compassion.