The Tri-School Consortium

Serra is a single-gender school with abundant coed connections.

Teenage boys need to build healthy and meaningful relationships with teenage boys and girls. That’s the guiding principle of Serra’s formal partnership with sister schools Mercy Burlingame and Notre Dame Belmont.
Our three schools share academic, cultural and social experiences in the form of classes, clubs, music and drama productions, retreats and social events.

Academic Classes

On Serra’s campus:

  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • Mandarin I, Mandarin II, Mandarin III, Mandarin IV 
  • Beginning Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Drama 1: Introduction to Performance
  • Drama 2: Acting for the Stage
  • Drama 3: Advanced Acting and Performance 
  • Drama 4: Advanced Acting and Production 
  • Creative Solutions for the Global Good
  • Virtual Enterprise
  • Philosophy

On Mercy’s campus:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Honors Anatomy and Physiology 
  • AP Psychology
  • Forensic Biology
  • Non-Darkroom Photography 
  • 3D Art
  • AP Seminar

On Notre Dame’s campus:

  • Foundations of Sports Medicine
  • Sports Management
  • AP Art History
  • Video Production

Clubs on Serra's Campus

  • French Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Multicultural Club 
  • Sports Medicine Club

Campus Ministry: Service, Justice and Leadership

  • Encounter Nights

Performing Arts

  • Tri-School Productions
    • Fall Play
    • Spring Musical
  • International Thespian Society
  • Tri-School Chorus
  • Symphonic Bank
  • Jazz Band
  • Concert Band

Social Activities 

  • Tri-School Frosh Splash 
  • Student Government Meets
  • Mixers and dances throughout the year

International Student Program

  • Hot Pot Dinner
  • Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Movie Night 
  • Dinner at the Serra Musical
  • Bowling


  • Notre Dame and Mercy spirit squads cheer at Serra football and basketball games.
  • Notre Dame and Mercy use Serra’s pool for swimming and diving practice.
  • Serra’s pool is Notre Dame and Mercy’s home pool for PAL water polo games and practice.
  • Mercy uses Serra’s gym for volleyball practices and games.
  • Mercy and Notre Dame track teams use the Serra track for practices