San Joaquin Memorial

About Us

At San Joaquin Memorial High School, you will get the academic experience of a lifetime with the opportunity to travel throughout California, develop long lasting friendships, and achieve academic accomplishments that will prepare you for the demands of top universities and colleges in the US and abroad.

The college preparatory program at Memorial, established in 1945, integrates faith, learning and service in order to provide you with a world-class education that is diverse, challenging and cultivating to personal and academic growth. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Fresno is just a drive away from San Francisco, Los Angeles, beaches, and national parks providing you with a one of a kind, authentic American experience.

Memorial offers students a diverse and challenging curriculum designed to provide a thorough education rooted in the Catholic faith. Memorial graduates will be fully equipped to deal with the rigors of even the most select universities. Our teachers work to inspire students within the academic program, providing them with a range of course offerings, including 23 Honors/Advanced Placement classes.

College Attendance and Scholarships
Each year, 99% of Memorial graduates enroll in universities throughout the United States. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Amherst
  • Bates
  • Bowdoin
  • Brown
  • Cornell
  • Dartmouth
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • Middlebury
  • Northwestern
  • Notre Dame
  • Penn
  • Pomona
  • Stanford
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Los Angeles
  • Vanderbilt
  • Virginia
  • William and Mary
  • Yale

Furthermore, the class of 2014 was awarded over $10 million in college scholarships!

Memorial is committed to integrating technology into instruction and assessment with the new 1-on-1 iPad program, 2 computer labs, and a state-of-the-art Media Center.

Guidance and Counseling
Beginning freshmen year, Memorial offers a comprehensive counseling program to address the needs of students, including college planning and test preparation.

Student Life
Memorial offers students the ability to interact with one another through various clubs and activities. These extracurricular opportunities may be academically oriented or simply a reason for students with similar interests to collaborate for fun.

A partial list of school activities includes: Academic Decathlon, Art Club, Chess Club, Paintball Club, Ski Club, etc.

Memorial believes that the opportunity for participation in interscholastic sports is a vital part of students’ educational experiences. Through athletics, students learn the values of sportsmanship, self-discipline, and leadership. Memorial offers a wide variety of team sports for boys and girls, ensuring something for everyone.

Service and Community
Memorial’s service education ministry program is designed to develop our students into active participants in the community. The yearly 20 hours of ministry and service required from all students provides them with a opportunities to gain the skills and confidence needed to serve the less fortunate and become well-rounded young adults.

International Academy
Each year, Memorial welcomes students from across the globe. With our newly remodeled living quarters and exciting opportunities to experience American traditions, Memorial provides a safe, comfortable community that feels like home.
Prospective families are encouraged to visit campus and get a first-hand experience of life as a Memorial.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Location: Central California means many acculturation trips to the beach, mountains, and major cities!
  2. Extensive Alumni Network: From Senators to NBA players, we have over 11,000 alumni with whom to connect!
  3. Family Atmosphere: Memorial is a close-knit community that provides a familial environment for all students.
  • Total Enrollment : 605
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12, PG
  • Total Students : 605
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  • Day Students : 595
  • ESL Offered : Yes
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  • Avg. Class Size : 24
  • Standard Application : No
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