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!
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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.
- Audio/Visual and Performing Arts Club
- Badminton Club
- Bay Scholars' Club
- BBQ Club
- Big Brothers 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
- Fantasy Sports Club
- Film Club
- Fitness and Health Club
- French Club*
- Grub Club
- Improv Club
- International Thespian Society
- Justice and Peace Club
- Mock Trial Team
- Multicultural Club*
- National Business Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- No Bystanders Club
- Robotics Club*
- Rock Climbing Club
- Science Club
- Serranaders: A Cappella Singers
- SerraNotres: A Cappella Singers
- Spirit Boosters Club
- Sports Medicine Club
- Stock Market Club
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Trivia Club
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Video Game Club
- Yoga Club
Members of the Bay Scholars Club are selected by the Bay Scholars organization. Criteria is based on GPA and Principal recommendation. The club adopts the philosophy of paying it forward.
Club Moderator: Maryann O'Leary
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: Meghan Flynn
The Business and Innovation Club is a forum for students who wish to learn and share business, innovation and entrepreneurial skills among other Serra students. It is open to all classes -- freshmen to seniors. We will build basic skills, such as, resume building, job interviewing, and gaining valuable insights from outside speakers who are successful executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs across a wide range of professional fields and business enterprises, from technology, biochemistry, finance, real estate, and many other fields.
Club Moderator: Barb Luis
This club provides opportunities for students to compete against one another in chess or to share the enjoyment of playing classic board games such as Checkers, Risk and Monopoly.
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: Kevin Carey
Overall, the goal of the Creative Writing Club is to provide budding young authors with time to practice the craft, realistic feedback, and an opportunity to publish.
Every Wednesday afternoon, members gather to tackle a given prompt, spending as much of the thirty minutes of writing time that they can penning their best effort. Prompts vary in function and style; we might tackle a non-fiction narrative about the state of politics one Wednesday, and attempt the following week to repeat three times in a work of fiction a singular phrase that carries three different meanings. Once writing time is over, members read aloud and the group offers positive feedback and constructive criticism. This past year, the club revived Serra's literary magazine 451 Press so that we might have a medium to share our work with the rest of the Serra Community.
New members are always welcome, regardless of writing ability. All you have to do is show up with pen, paper, and the desire to write.
Club Moderator: Patrick 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: Mary Dowden
The Fantasy Sports Club is for students who love to follow sports. Students meet before the beginning of the NFL, NBA and MLB seasons to draft their teams and manage them for the season.
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
Students looking for quick, efficient workouts with their fellow Padres will enjoy this club. Students are given a 'WOD' (Workout of the Day) and it is their mission to complete the workout within the 30 minutes of allotted time. Can be done for casual exercise or can be done for competition with some buddies.
Moderator: Chris Quiery
Mind-blowing and unrelenting, Serra Improv Club is a crazy squib of in-your-face improvisational comedy. Unafraid to say it , Serra Improv Club goes where other shows don't even dare, exploring topics from pop art to Saved By The Bell: The College Years, but still all the while developing engaging, grounded scene work. Watch out, because it's gonna get laugh-ripping! In Room 207 every club day.
Club Moderator: Gary Meegan
The Justice and Peace Club seeks to improve the quality of life of our brothers and sisters around the world through social justice work. The club promotes a society where the fundamental rights due to all humanity are made available to all. Our goal is to show the world that people united as one can be a vibrant force and catalyst for change.
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.
Club Moderator: Dr. Christopher Buckels '01
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.
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: Lee Torno
The mission of the Rock Climbing Club is to conquer the rock walls of our local indoor climbing gyms with ambitions of learning a new and fun recreational activity. This club will consist of weekly meetings held at school on Club days (in room 214) and monthly events at the Planet Granite Gym in Belmont, San Francisco or Sunnyvale. We have hopes of pursuing even more rigorous activities in the outdoors such as Castle Rock.
Club Moderator: Mary Dowden
Love to sing? Join the Serranaders . . . our very own acapella group. Students participate in various performances, including a special Christmas performance for the community.
Club Moderator: Tamara Stephens
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.
Moderator: Duke Meek
For those who enjoy unusual facts and extraordinary bits of information or just want to stump a friend on an extra tough question, the Trivia Club will meet your interests. The club hosts quiz-show type competitions at lunch for students, faculty and staff.
Moderator: Randy Vogel
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: Dan 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!