About Us

Serra High School is an exceptional Catholic college preparatory high school for boys. Academic excellence is our focus, and spiritual formation is at the heart of all we do. We teach boys to become responsible young men and honorable leaders, as we prepare our Padres to successfully navigate the complex world they will inherit.

Our rich and rigorous academic curriculum, wide range of engaging extracurricular activities, and environment of compassion and mutual respect are all hallmarks of Serra. Classmates become brothers, students find a community where they are known and belong, and teachers become role models in an environment that nurtures and challenges students to grow. Our Padres join an inclusive peer group that lasts a lifetime.

Serra’s legacy spans more than 75 years of excellence in Catholic education and includes more than 13,000 alumni. The school’s location in San Mateo, in the heart of the Peninsula between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, ignites an innovative spirit in the community. We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds to bring their gifts and talents to our campus and enrich the diversity of our school community.

Welcome to Serra and Siempre Adelante!

Serra's specialized programs focus on character development that supports a healthy lifestyle for young men. The supportive, all-boys environment enables our Padres to learn holistically and grow in faith, which empowers them to discover their place in the world."

- Principal Charlie McGrath, M.Ed.