Student and Parent Virtual Visits

Serra is hosting creative, virtual events for students and parents throughout the 2020-21 school year. Please visit the site regularly for updates and additions.
The Serra Virtual Tour is now live. Walk the campus halls, watch department videos and immerse yourself in the Serra community.  Check out our new Padre Previews, virtual events hosted by current Serra families. Do not miss the Wednesday Webinar on December 9. The topic: Why Serra has been a good fit for our family. See below for more details.

Serra Virtual Tour

Padre Previews

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

Learn why Serra High School is the right choice for your son during the transformative years of high school, when character is shaped and foundational values are determined. We have Padre Previews scheduled this fall for parents and sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys who are considering a Padre future.

Click here to sign up

Wednesday Webinars

Want to know the true value of a Serra education for your son? Or, what the distance learning or on-campus hybrid models mean for him?
Want to know how Serra teaches students to become strong critical thinkers and readers? Or, what kind of college counseling we provide?

All of your questions about Serra can be answered in our Wednesday Webinar series for parents. 

Each of our moderated webinars lasts 30 minutes and includes one or two guest speakers appropriately equipped to speak directly to the topic for the evening.

Parents can pick and choose which of the Wednesday Webinars they prefer to attend or attend them all.

middle school students and their parents are welcome to sign up for wednesday Webinars. 
Visit Ravenna to sign up.

Padre for a Day

Wondering what your high school experience will be like?

Immersing yourself in Padre life by participating in a Padre for a Day virtual visit is an important step in determining if Serra is the right community for you.

Join us and interact with current Padres about campus life and distance life. Tour the campus virtually, drop in on live classes (hybrid schedule), or view engaging lessons (distance schedule) that provide insight into the connection between Serra students and teachers.

Learn about elements of Padre life, including clubs, social events, visual and performing arts, campus ministry, the Academic Resource Center and athletics. Plus, participate in question and answer sessions about your future Padre experience.

In short, learn what it is like to become a part of the Padre brotherhood.

Padre for a Day virtual experiences are reserved for eighth-grade students only. Visit Ravenna to sign up.

Community Connections

We invite parents into this more intimate setting of exploration.

Serra President Barry Thornton, Ed.D. or Principal Charlie McGrath, M.Ed. will discuss in this one hour virtual visit the value of a Serra education and address your questions. Current parents are encouraged to join the conversation to share their stories and also answer any questions that you may have.

Visit Ravenna to sign up.

Padre Admissions Chats

Join Director of Admissions, Julie Behn, in an open discussion about what to expect when applying to Serra.

In these intimate gatherings, you will have the opportunity to learn about the application and admissions process, discover what qualities Serra looks for in a student when determining acceptance, and get answers to specific questions that you may have.

Visit Ravenna to sign up.

Serra Teacher Meetups

Extend your Padre for a Day virtual experience by attending one of our virtual Serra Teacher Meetups.

Small groups of prospective students will have the opportunity to interact virtually with Serra teachers from different academic departments.

Experience first hand what current Serra Padres already know-- that Serra teachers are funny, engaging, caring and down to earth.

These informal, intimate gatherings will allow you to speak with current Serra teachers, participate in department specific activities, ask questions and connect with the Padre community.

Serra Teacher Meetups are reserved for eighth-grade students only. Visit Ravenna to sign up.


The Serra Shadow Program does a very good job of conveying the Padre lifestyle. I was included in conversation, engaged in classes and was treated like a true Padre brother.

Now, as a shadow host this year, I have an opportunity to show off the school that I will forever be a part of while encouraging new students to join us. 

Connor Strain '23