welcome to clubs at serra
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.
Find a club that you'd like to join!
- Art Club
- 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*
- Improv Club
- International Thespian Society
- Justice and Peace Club
- Mock Trial Team
- Multicultural Club*
- National Business Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Ping Pong Club
- Robotics Club*
- Rock Climbing Club
- Science Club
- Spirit Boosters Club
- Sports Information and Broadcasting Club
- Sports Medicine Club
- Stock Market Club
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Trivia Club
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Video Game Club
- Yoga Club
The Art Club is designed for students who enjoy working with various mediums to create artwork, participating in contests, learning new techniques in art, viewing films about artists and art, and organizing trips to museums.
Club Moderator: Veronica Medda
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
Working in conjunction with Serra athletics staff, sports information club members assist with game photos, video and written content for Serra’s website and social media platforms. Opportunities abound at every level of competition for the Padres’ 14 sports teams. Students are encouraged to hone their image and video editing techniques with mobile/desktop editing software. Opportunities are also available for player and team written features as well as audio/video interview.
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
Serra Mock Trial club members compete in the Redwood City Courthouse in front of real attorneys and real judges.
Who doesn't like to eat barbecued meats?