Campus Visits

My favorite part of the shadow experience was feeling connected to the students and the teachers who made me feel very welcomed. It was nice to see friends from my old school, which made the experience even more relaxed and at home.- 8th grade guest

Padre for a Day
8th Grade Visits


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Eighth grade students who are interested in applying to Serra are invited to spend a day on campus to experience a typical day in the life of a Padre. Visits begin at 8:45 a.m. (7:55 a.m. for music students) and conclude at 2:15 p.m.

When you visit Serra, you will be hosted by a current student. He will take you to his classes, introduce you to his teachers and friends, and treat you to lunch. Your day includes a campus tour and an opportunity to meet student leaders and our Admissions team.

The visit will conclude with a question-and-answer wrap-up session at 1:45 p.m. with one of our team members. Parents are strongly encouraged to join us for the wrap-up.

Mrs. Linda Cuddy
Admissions Operations Manager
650.345.8207 ext. 115

Wednesday Tours

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You will have the opportunity to meet and chat with President Lars Lund and Principal Barry Thornton in the company of a small group of other parents who also are considering Serra for their sons. And, you’ll enjoy a personalized tour of our campus.

Tours are led by a member of our Admissions team and a current Serra parent. Together, they can help you better understand the admissions process, the Serra community and the life of a Padre.

Tours are geared to prospective parents and guardians of middle school boys. Space is limited to ensure a personalized experience.

Open House

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Open House at Serra, one of the premier open house events among Bay Area high schools, is an afternoon designed to introduce middle school boys and their families to the Serra community and all its components—academics, activities, athletics and the arts. 

Current Padres will host the event, and they will share their Serra experiences, answer questions, and lead our guests on an extensive school tour. Tours not only highlight our facilities but also include classroom and chapel presentations from our teaching faculty, as well as exhibits hosted by student clubs and athletics teams. In addition, you will have opportunities to chat one-to-one with administrators, teachers, coaches, staff members and student representatives.

Open House is also a great way to meet other prospective students and their families.

I can appreciate what Serra has to offer because I went to an all-boys Catholic high school. It had a transformative impact on the development of my character and afforded me meaningful relationships and a career direction. My wife and I came out of the Walk-Around-Wednesday convinced Serra High School would be a no-brainer for us should our son get admitted.- parent of a new freshman