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 A Vibrant, Student-Centered Curriculum

Our 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. 

The overall program is designed to support students in developing habits of heart and mind within our three core-values:

Respect ~ Perserverance ~ Compassion

Outstanding Faculty

Our strong preparatory program begins with our world-class faculty. As dedicated professionals deeply committed to engaging students in important learning both inside and outside the classroom, our teachers enjoy small class sizes, superb resources, outstanding facilities, and a deep commitment to best-practice pedagogy and the application of the most current research in effective teaching and learning.

School-Wide Data

Average SAT Score: 1152 (on a 1600 scale)

Advanced Placement Exam Highlights

48.4% of Bishop’s Class of 2017 passed an AP exam during their high school career.

Graduating Class of 2017

2017 AP scores

Class % Pass
Calculus AB 72%
Calculus BC 100%
Chemistry 100%
Government 86%
English Language / Composition 65%
English Literature 80%
Physics 1 100%
Physics C: Mechanics 100%
Statistics 75%
US History 42%
Studio Art 100%

79% pass rate schoolwide

Average score on all tests = 3.32 compared to 2.85 statewide (+16.5%)

Human Geography and Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism have been added to the AP curriculum for 2017-2018.

2018 - 2019 Curriculum Guide

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Bishop Diego HS
Bishop Garcia Diego High School

  4000 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
General Information: Extension 101
Admissions Office: Extension 118