From the classrooms to the hallways, to athletics competitions and the performance stage, the Serra community fosters camaraderie and an authentic sense of belonging—the foundation of genuine and lasting friendships.
High school is a journey, an opportunity for boys to explore unfamiliar challenges and to emerge as confident, analytical and focused young men who are inspired to live meaningful accomplished lives and who are prepared for college and the changing world ahead.
Serra celebrates the unique talents and interests that each student brings to the campus community. We offer diverse opportunities for Padres to engage in activities, explore interests and talents, discover their passions, and find their direction in life. At Serra, a Padre is free to be himself—to be creative, an intellectual . . . to be genuine . . . to take chances . . . to express his questions and ideas, and to explore new endeavors in his expanding world.
Get involved and imagine the possibilities!
- Student Government
- Dances and Prom
- Tri-School Program
- Yell Leaders and Rallies
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Find a club that you'd like to join!
Dozens of clubs and organizations encourage Serra students to explore their interests and talents. Joining a club is a great way to get involved in the Serra community, while building lasting friendships with fellow Padres and girls from Mercy and Notre Dame.
- Art Club
- Future Aviators Club
- Audio/Visual and Performing Arts Club
- Badminton Club
- BBQ Club
- Big Brothers Club
- No Bystander Club
- Block Society Club
- Bowling Club
- Business Innovation Club
- Chess and Classic Games Club
- Close-Up Club
- Creative Writing Club
- CSF Club
- Cycling Club
- Democracy Now Club
- Serra Everforward Club
- Fantasy Sports Club
- Film Club
- French Club*
- Golf Club
- Health and Fitness Club
- International Thespian Society
- Mock Trial Team
- Multicultural Club*
- National Business Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- No Bystanders Club
- Physics Club
- Pre-Health Club
- Robotics Club*
- Rock Climbing Club
- Science Club
- Spirit Boosters Club
- Sports Debate Club
- Sports Medicine Club
- Stocks and Economics
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Tri-School Choir
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Video Game Club
- Beach Volleyball Club
- Zumba Club
The Art club will meet after school on the second B-day once a week (Tuesday or Wednesday) from 3 to 4:30 pm. You will get to create art in a welcoming atmosphere and be a part of a community that also enjoys art. There will be various club art and design focussed prompts ranging from drawing to watercolor to drafting. Any amount of participation/commitment is allowed, and no experience required.
Moderator: Ms. Merola
If you’re interested in planes, helicopters or any other type of aviation, this is the club for you. Flight simulators, guest speakers, and other aviation related events are all activities organized by members for the club.
Club Moderator: Mr. Cho
Serra’s hottest club on campus was created for students to learn and share the secrets of the art of grilling—from tailgating to backyard entertaining—in a hands-on environment.
Club Moderators: Mr. Morton
The No Bystander Club works to discuss, inform and advocate on behalf of marginalized communities and issues present within our society. Through the power of conversation, students can learn and engage in new ways to support not only the Padre community, but others as well.
Moderator: Mr. Hoyt
The Block Society Club is one of the oldest clubs at Serra. Made up of students who have excelled in the areas of athletics, academics, service or performing arts (and have earned their "Block S"), the Block Club supports school activities and is active in various areas of service.
Club Moderator: Ms. Flynn
Our student-directed club brings together students who are interested in business. We invite speakers from our community and organize fun events for our members. All Padres are welcome to join us any time.
Club Moderator: Barb Luis
The Chess and Classic Games will meet for both “casual” friendly play, as well as for tournament play! Our aim is to meet one to two times per month. Additionally, will add MTG for casual play for interested duelers! Finally, players interested in D&D are also invited to sign up as there will be meeting times set up for this as well.
Moderator: Chris Quiery
If you dream of climbing the steps of the United States Capitol or lobbying for your favorite cause, then consider signing up for the Close-Up Club. Join other Padres in their quest to make a difference by learning about the important role of citizens in a democracy. Close Up is a weeklong program jam-packed with the sights and sounds of Washington D.C. The program brings students to the heart of Washington to see the United States government in action. Students meet face-to-face with members of Congress, leading policy experts and influential lobbyists during question-and-answer sessions and debates.
Club Moderator: Mr. Carey
The Creative Writing Club is one of Serra’s longest running clubs, and we welcome new members at all times during the year!
Club activities include:
- the bi-monthly publication of 451 Press, our online magazine and platform for student work,
- exploring new forms and genres of creative writing and storytelling,
- discovering new digital platforms for sharing creative work, and
- the occasional field trip to hear or meet other writers!
Club members regularly share their drafts with one another for constructive feedback to prepare. NO STRESS! The club generally meets once every few weeks, but we meet more often when preparing a new issue of 451Press for publication. Again, new members are welcome at any time during the year.
Join the Creative Writing Club and see your ideas flourish!
Club Moderator: Mr. Vallez-Kelly
Road cycling, mountain biking, and racing are all part of the Cycling Club. Featured activities include various rides throughout the bay area and the opportunity to hear speakers on bike safety, form, and endurance.
Be a part of Serra History! Join the mountain biking team and compete in a co-ed sport with other high schools in Northern California. No experience is necessary--training camps, team rides and equipment are available for support. Most rides and races take place on Sundays, so even if you're on another team, you could join!
Club Moderator: Mrs. Dowden
Do you like to debate?
Do you like to discuss current events?
Do you like politics?
Would you like to learn more about issues and controversies in American History?
- Guest Speakers
- Field Trip City Hall (SF and SM), San Francisco Federal Building
- Working for San Mateo County Elections
- Elks Club Speech Contest
Join the Democracy Club and voice your opinion!! Everyone is welcome to join!
Club Moderator: Sean Dugoni
The intention of the Serra Everforward Group is to create opportunities for upper division Padres to find more chances to come together and build relationships through experiential activities. This can include casual lunches and ‘life’ conversations, college visits, group workouts, competitive tournaments, anything! Intention is to be student-led and wellness focused.
This is the chance for you, the spectator, to become the coach, general manager, and expert prognosticator during the upcoming sports seasons.
- Draft a team during the NFL season, and manage their progress throughout the year.
- Show your expertise with College Football during the College Bowl Pickem contest
- Join in NFL Monday Night Madness game and the NFL Playoff Challenge
- And don’t forget to research and create your perfect NCAA basketball bracket during the March Madness Bracket Challenge
Entry to these contests is FREE…..w/ gift card Prizes are awarded to our winners!
Club Moderator: Chris Houle
The Serra Film Club is aimed at bringing together students who have a passion for any and all aspects of film. Students have the opportunity to participate in writing, acting, directing, editing and producing short films, as well as viewing and critically reflecting on student and professionally produced films of varying genres and time periods.
Club Moderator: Dan Nolan
The Health and Fitness Club will meet to discuss topics in health and wellness. Will convene for 30-45 minute workouts in-person as well as via Zoom. Workouts will supplement student’s participation in any sport.
Moderator: Chris Quiery
Students actively experience the excitement of a courtroom setting, where they work in teams, exchange ideas, set goals, and examine issues. By studying hypothetical cases and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also improve their presentation skills.
The NBHS is an academic organization affiliated through the National Business Education Association that recognizes dynamic student achievement in business education at the high school level.
Club Moderator: Chris Houle
Members of the National Honor Society are selected by a faculty committee from applicants who are juniors and seniors with a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted grade point average, or a 3.7 weighted GPA, who have displayed leadership, service and excellent character. The group assists students with tutoring.
The No Bystander Club works to discuss, inform, and advocate on behalf of marginalized communities and issues present within our society. Through the power of conversation, students can learn and engage in new ways to support not only the Padre community, but others as well.
Moderator: Mr. Hoyt.
The main function of the Physics Club is tutoring during office hours. We meet in room B205 before physics tests to study and tutor each other. Experienced physics students help the current students. Guest speakers and videos of current physics events are promoted.
Moderator: Mr. Plett
Robotics combines software, electronics, mechanical engineering, power tool use, game strategy, marketing and community relations to form a team of students who compete against Bay Area schools by constructing a robot.
Club Moderator: Ms. Stephens
Who are the Serranaders and why should I join? The Serranaders is a group of a capella singers (no instruments but the voices) who sing at a few concerts during the year.
They rehearse once a week after school on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 under the guidance of Mr. Murphy in the music room. We are looking for boys who want to have a blast, share their voices and create music together. We are looking to convert this group from more of a 1950’s style doo-wop vibe into more of a Pentatonix vibe with beatboxers and such.
Club Moderator: Mr. Murphy
The Sports Debate Club is the place where you make your opinions known! It’s the place where you make your case for league MVP’s, Hall of Fame candidates, Heisman Trophy winners, Cy Young hopefuls, Super Bowl favorites, Stanley Cup contenders and NBA pretenders. All sports topics in every league are on the table.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME, REGARDLESS OF PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE!!
Club members choose the debate topics. The format is generally informal, but we certainly can explore formal debate structure.
Club Moderator: Mr. Goyette
Under the direct supervision of Junipero Serra's Certified Athletic Trainer and team physician, students will learn and apply basic first aid and injury prevention skills, hydration management of athletes, basic anatomy and injury assessment, as well as leadership, time management skills and professionalism.
Tri-M is a national musical honor society that recognizes students for their leadership in the musical field. Students who join Tri-M will have the opportunity to promote our music program, both on and off campus. We are looking for people who want to help spread word of our program by performing in the community, helping with advertising and by representing our music program at various functions.
The general counsel will meet once a month during club or office hours to discuss ideas for achieving these goals. In order to join, you must take part in the Initiation Concert where you’ll have to perform a short piece for a small audience in the band room. The Initiation Concert is on Friday, Nov. 4th in the afternoon.
Did I mention this looks GREAT on your college transcript and you get an extra cord and pins for graduation?
Club Moderator: Mr. Murphy
The Tri-School Choir has a long standing tradition here at Serra. The group was formed by taking the Serra Men’s Choir, Mercy Choir and Notre Dame de Namur Choirs and combining them. Things have shifted and we now take any singers from Serra, Mercy and NDB who want to join. We will be meeting on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This group will be co-directed by Mr. Murphy (Serra) and Mr. Watts (Mercy).
We will be singing in four to five concerts throughout the year including the Christmas Concert at Serra and Mercy, the Spring Concert at Serra and Mercy, our trip, a music festival in May and a Catholic school choral festival in January. An attendance policy will be enforced to make sure students are showing up to rehearsals. This group will likely join the band program on their trip this Spring.
Club Moderator: Mr. Murphy
Play at lunch on B-Days. We also play starting at 10:30 a.m. on office hours and club days. Meet on the football field. We toss the disc around and then we choose teams and get started.
Club Moderator: Mr. Plett
The Video Game Club gives Padre gamers of all levels a fun and exciting social atmosphere to compete during tournament or open play, share their skills and socialize with other gamers.
Moderator: Mr. Nolan
The nine members of the Serra High School Executive Council are the school's elected representatives. The Executive Council is responsible for promoting efficient communication between the students, faculty, and administration. They help organize the student body, so that it may act with one voice on academic, athletic, social and other affairs. In addition, members of the Executive Council assist with the coordination of extra-curricular activities and encourage the development of school spirit through participation. Click here to download the Constitution of the Associated Students
Executive Student Council 2022-2023
Performing Arts Commissioner
Campus Ministry Commissioner
Senior Class Council
Senior Class President
Senior Class Vice President
David Robertson and Aidan Guiney
Senior Class Secretary
Senior Class Athletic Officer
Senior Class Spirit Commissioner
Senior Class Campus Ministry Officer
Senior Class Environmental Officer
Senior Class Performing Arts Officer
Senior Class SERT Officer:
Andres Ojeda Priego
Senior Class Video Commissioner
Junior Class Council
Junior Class President
Junior Class Vice President
Junior Class Secretary
Junior Class Athletic Officer
Junior Class Spirit Commissioner
Junior Class Campus Ministry Officer
David Silvestre and Josh Lau
Junior Class Environmental Officer
Junior Class Performing Arts Officer
Junior Class SERT Officer
Nathan Willbanks and Gavin Chang
Junior Class Video Commissioner
Class Vice President
George Anand and Ian MacDonnell
Class Athletic Officer
Class Spirit Commissioner
Class Campus Ministry Officer
Class Environmental Officer
Class Performing Arts Officer
Class SERT Officer
Ethan Antonio and Phoenix Kelly-Zuckerman
Class Video Commissioner
Bennett Enright and Vincent Schelstraete
Freshman Class Council
Class President: TBA
Class Vice President: TBA
Class Secretary: TBA
Class Athletic Officer: TBA
Class Spirit Commissioner: TBA
Class Campus Ministry Officer: TBA
Class Environmental Officer: TBA
Class Performing Arts Officer: TBA
Class SERT Officer: TBA
Class Video Commissioner: TBA
Throughout the year, there are a number of Tri-School dances and socials. Serra dances and socials are open to Padres and young women from our sister schools, Notre Dame and Mercy, as well as from other local high schools. The first social is held during the month of September. The dances offer a fantastic venue for Padres to socialize in a comfortable setting.
The Serra Winter Formal, which is open to all Padres and their dates, is held during the month of January. For this event, Serra students wear semi-formal attire: slacks, a dress shirt, dress shoes and a tie. Many Padres dress to impress with suits. Even a few bow-ties can be spotted!
One of the highlights of the year that all Padres look forward to is the Junior/Senior Prom. Open to upper division students and their dates, the prom is an evening filled with delicious food, music and dancing.
Please refer to the Student-Parent Handbook for more information about mandatory meetings and dress attire.
A Single-Gender School, Coed Opportunities
Understanding that male/female relationships are vital to growth and development, Serra includes important coed opportunities in our Tri-School Program with our two sister schools, Mercy and Notre Dame.
Through this partnership, our three schools share academic, cultural and social experiences in classes, clubs, music and drama productions, retreats and social events. Through Tri-School programs, our students develop meaningful and healthy friendships.
Serra's deeply-rooted tradition of Padre spirit is alive in our current students and alumni. Serra yell leaders are committed to inspiring the Serra community at rallies and games.
Step into the Serra gym during a high-energy rally and you'll be amazed by the astonishing school spirit and sea of blue and gold!
What better way is there to embrace the freshman class and welcome the student body back from summer vacation than the traditional Welcome Rally?
Members of the Serra Executive Council host this popular event and welcome the freshmen to the Serra brotherhood.
Back in the day (1954 to be exact), the city of San Jose consisted of many prune orchards. It just so happens that Serra's longtime rival, Bellarmine, is located in San Jose. The Padre football team had not defeated Bellarmine, and Team Captain Jim Jackson '55 knew that something needed to be done. He requested that a special rally be held, so that the football team could show the rest of the school how they were going to "squash" Bellarmine. Thus began the squashing of the prunes in what now has become the traditional Prune Rally. The '54 team not only beat the Bells, but went on to an undefeated season–the last team in school history to do so.
For more than 40 consecutive years, the Jungle Game has appealed to the entire Serra community. The most anticipated event of the basketball season draws sell-out crowds, excited fans and passion on both sides of the court. Basketball players from San Francisco, who drive down to the Peninsula for the match-up in Serra's gym, are greeted with palm fronds that adorn the bleachers and walls, an amped-up, deafening cheering section, and a basketball squad that is ready for jungle warfare. The Jungle Rally is a perfect way to get us pumped up for the always exciting match up between the Serra Padres and the SI Wildcats!