President's Welcome

When Saint Junípero Serra began his bold journey to California more than 200 years ago, he grew in faith and wisdom. He became a leader who made a significant difference in the lives of those he met along the way.

A freshman arriving at Serra on his first day begins his own unique journey, one in which he will grow in heart, mind, body and soul and achieve things he never thought possible. Our hope for each Padre is that he will develop into a respectful, compassionate young man of integrity.

In 1944, Serra High School opened its doors with a bold vision—to be the very best possible Catholic college preparatory for young men. Since then, this vision has been realized by more than 12,000 Padres who are proud to call Serra their alma mater.

Serra remains faithful to its original vision. It is Serra’s mission to educate men of faith, wisdom and service—leaders who care about their communities and make a difference in the world. Serra prepares its students not only for the rigors of college, but for the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the 21st century.

Our outstanding programs and dedicated faculty and staff members build on Serra’s proud history of excellence and achievement. Serra promotes a climate of friendship and camaraderie. I invite you to visit our campus and imagine the possibilities at Serra.


Lars Lund