Our Padres grow in profound ways and are challenged to achieve their best in a supportive environment. Developing strength of character, faith and integrity are key elements of a Serra high school experience.
We don't expect perfection in an applicant. We look for a candidate with a strong academic foundation, a genuine desire to be an active Padre, and a good heart.
Serra's exceptional college-prep program prepares students for the world beyond high school. Our professional college counselors help Padres to find schools that best suit their needs for a well-rounded, successful college experience.
Campus ministry is immersive. Serra Padres are taught to give of themselves and treat people with dignity and compassion. Students of all faiths participate in community service locally and around the world.
Serra's student-athletes become confident leaders. Our successful athletics program is a source of pride and camaraderie for the entire Serra community.
Serra has been blessed with supportive parents, alumni and generous friends. The legacy of giving enables us to provide excellence in all areas for each new generation of Serra Padres.
Visual and performing arts classes encourage students to find their voices and express their creativity in a dynamic environment.
Serra fosters a camaraderie that forms a foundation for lifelong friendships. From the performing arts stage and fine art studies to our athletics fields and club venues, our Padres enjoy the positive energy of our vibrant campus.
Six Part Series
In this six part series, Dr. Mann describes how she engages students in a modern science classroom.
In this three-part series, Assistant Admissions Director, Joel Ferrando '90, explores the rigor and components of Serra's standards-based curriculum.
Using the four year Theology progression, Dr. Chris Buckles '01 explains in this five-part series how and why critical thinking is incorporated into the Serra curriculum.
Assistant Principal of Academics, Keith Strange, shares that the "typical" Serra student is not "average".
In each of these academic department videos, teachers walk through the four year progression and explain each department's goals and objectives.
With a upper division counselor to student ratio of 1 to 130, it is easy for counselors and students to connect and plan together.