Student and Parent Visits

Visit. Engage. Connect.

We invite you to find out first hand what makes Serra an outstanding Catholic college preparatory high school. We have created a series of engaging and informative events for you to connect with us on campus, off campus and virtually. Each event provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Serra’s culture and community. Our students, faculty, staff and administration look forward to meeting you.

We ask that you create an applicant portal account to access our events. Once you create an account, navigate to our "event calendar" via the navigation bar at the top of your home page. If you have already received your login to the applicant portal, please access your portal here.

Please visit our site regularly for updates and additions.
Questions? Call us at 650.345.8207 x6115 or send us an email.


Open House 

Experience all that Serra has to offer during our Open House on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 5 to join us for our annual Open House. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the campus, while learning about the wide array of curricular and extracurricular programs that Serra has to offer.

Engage with our outstanding faculty, who will introduce you to the rigorous academic program and innovative teaching strategies designed to captivate and support the ways boys think, learn and grow. Join our campus ministry department to learn about the variety of ways that your son will have to explore his faith and experience the value of giving back to his community. Meet with club moderators, coaches and student representatives waiting to meet you in our exhibit hall, where you can really delve into the extracurricular opportunities your son can take advantage of while at Serra. 

Our families tell us it’s a not-to-miss event, invaluable in their discernment when considering Serra for their sons.

This event is geared towards Sixth, seventh and eighth grade families. 

Walk Around Wednesday

Are you interested in learning about the value of a Serra education? 

Is it important for you to understand the vision and culture of the high school your son will attend? Are you interested in truly understanding the value of a Serra education?

At Serra, we believe leaders have a tremendous impact on an organization’s vision and culture. That’s why we want our prospective parents to have the opportunity to spend some quality time in an intimate setting with Serra President Dr. Barry Thornton, Ed.D. and Head of Enrollment Management Julie Behn. These small-group gatherings present the perfect environment for meaningful, interactive conversations and include a chance to get your questions answered and your expectations heard. Serra parent ambassadors will also be on hand to share their unique perspective on the Serra community and their sons’ experiences. The morning wraps up with a short guided tour of the school.

This event is intended for prospective parents and guardians. We ask that students and siblings not attend.

Padre Previews

Our Padre Previews offer a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the Serra community.

Padre families open their homes to welcome sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys and their parents to meet Serra students, parents and teachers in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. You will learn about the breadth and rigor of the academics, the dynamic, extensive extracurricular programs and the legendary Serra brotherhood from those who live and love the experience. It’s a genuine preview of what you can expect when you join the Serra community.

These informative gatherings, scheduled on weekday evenings and on weekend afternoons, will show you why Serra could be the right choice for your son—a critical time in his life when character is shaped and foundational values are determined.

This event is geared towards Sixth, seventh and eighth grade families.

Padre for a Day

Do you want to know what it's like to be a student at Serra?
The high school years are among the most transformative in a young man’s life, so choosing the right high school is critical to his growth and development. That’s why it’s important for him to experience a day in the life of a Serra student—authentic, interactive, up close. And that’s what Padre for a Day is all about.
Our student guests will meet up with current Padres, tour the campus and take part in classes, where they can see how our incredible teachers relate to their students and engage them in learning. They’ll also be treated to a delicious lunch along with their Padre host (yep, we know food is an important criteria). 
space is limited, so this event is reserved for current eighth graders only.

Padre Admissions Chats

Join Serra's Admissions Director, Elizabeth Agler, in an open discussion about what to expect when applying to Serra.

We know that the admissions process can sometimes feel overwhelming, but our admissions team is here to help make it a seamless experience. One way to get started is by joining Admissions Director, Elizabeth Agler, in a small-group admissions chat. These virtual get-togethers are scheduled on Friday's during admissions season. You’ll learn all about the application and admissions process, and you’ll discover what qualities Serra looks for in a student when determining acceptance. It’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may have about applying to Serra.