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Applying to Serra involves a few important steps and many opportunities to get to know us better. Serra uses Ravenna Solutions for our online application. Please visit the Ravenna website to create an account. Once your account is created, you will view the necessary steps to complete the application process.
For families interested in our financial aid program, please click on the tab below (Financial Aid). Please note applications for financial aid will be available on our website beginning in mid-November.
Most important, be sure to sign up to be a Padre For A Day, our 8th grade shadow visit program, and mark your calendar for our annual Open House, Sunday, December 3 at 1 p.m. Our students tell us these two events were key in helping them make the decision to become a Padre.
- Begin the Inquiry/Application Process
- Padre for a Day Shadow Visits
- Transcript Requests and Recommendation Forms
- Financial Aid
- Entrance Exam
- ARC Application & ARC HSPT Extended Time Form Due Monday, December 4
- Transfer Application
Serra's online application is available through Ravenna Hub. Please create an account in Ravenna and choose the San Francisco Bay Area region. Search for Junípero Serra High School. The application includes parent and student short essay responses, registration for the HSPT (High School Placement Test), and the opportunity to sign up for a student and parent interview with a school representative.
Spend a day on campus and see what it's really like to be a Serra Padre! Please complete the Inquiry Form by clicking HERE. Once you submit the Inquiry Form, you will receive an acknowledgement email with the link to be a Padre For A Day.
We understand that the total cost of a college preparatory experience is a significant investment. Serra's Financial Aid program is designed to help those families who, even with their sacrifices, are unable to afford full tuition. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please click here for more information.
The HSPT is used by Catholic high schools throughout the San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose Archdioceses. Applicants who take the entrance exam at another high school may request their scores be sent to Serra at the time of testing. Those testing at Serra may have their scores sent to additional schools.
The writing sample will be administrated by all schools in the San Francisco Archdiocese. Applicants who choose to take the entrance exam outside the Archdiocese of San Francisco (at a school that does not include the writing sample), will be asked to take the writing sample portion of the exam on the day he interviews at Serra.
Serra will administer the 2018 HSPT entrance exam with a writing sample on Saturday, January 13, 2018. from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students should arrive at 8:20 a.m. in the Serra main lobby, with two number two pencils, No calculators are permitted. The testing will conclude at approximately noon.
Applicants with documented learning differences may request extended time on the HSPT test by completing the necessary paperwork. For more information, please click on the tab below.
The ARC Application and HSPT extended time form can be found in the Ravenna Hub. Parents must complete the application for Academic Resource Support and submit the required documentation for their son to be considered for membership in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Applicants with documented learning differences may request extended time on the HSPT exam, with appropriate documentation.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Open House at Serra, one of the premier open house events among Bay Area high schools, is an afternoon designed to introduce middle schools boys and their families to the Serra community and all its components — academics, activities, athletics and the arts.
Reservations requested, please click here to let us know you will be attending.