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 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 
  • Concert Band
  • Drama 1: Introduction to Performance
  • Drama 2: Acting for the Stage
  • Drama 3: Advanced Acting and Performance 
  • Drama 4: Advanced Acting and Production 
  • Jazz Ensemble 
  • Mandarin I
  • Mandarin II, Mandarin III, Mandarin IV 
  • Symphonic Band
  • Virtual Enterprise

On Mercy’s campus:

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

On Notre Dame’s campus:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Video Production


  • French Club
  • Multicultural Club 
  • Sports Medicine Club

Campus Ministry: Service, Justice and Leadership

  • Walk for Catholic Worker
  • 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 
  • Tri-School Senior Movie Night 
  • Student Government Meets
  • Mixers and dances throughout the year

International Student Program

  • Hot Pot Dinner
  • Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Movie Night 
  • Dinner at the Musical at Serra
  • 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 some PAL water polo games
  • Mercy uses Serra’s gym for volleyball practices and games
  • Mercy and Notre Dame track teams use the Serra track for practices