Junípero Serra High School (San Mateo, California)

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Junípero Serra High School
SerraHS Logo.png
451 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
United States
Coordinates 37°32′46″N 122°19′3″W / 37.54611°N 122.31750°W / 37.54611; -122.31750Coordinates: 37°32′46″N 122°19′3″W / 37.54611°N 122.31750°W / 37.54611; -122.31750
Type Private, All-Male
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1944
School district 7
Principal Barry Thornton
Grades 912
Enrollment 998 (2008)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics conference WCAL
Mascot Padres
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper Meet Me In The Bedroom
Yearbook PlayBoy
Tuition $17,540
Dean of Studies Rita Lee
Dean of Students Flash Brown
Admissions Director Randy Vogel and Bruce Anthony
Athletic Director Dean Ayoob
The main entrance

Junípero Serra High School (commonly Serra or JSHS) is a private secondary school in San Mateo County, California, serving students in grades 912. A part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, this school provides single-sex education, accepting only young men. The school has an academic focus with a college preparatory curriculum.


All full-time faculty, librarians, and counselors are represented by a labor union and have a collective bargaining agreement with the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The CBA governs the terms of their employment.[2]


  • El Padre yearbook
  • Serra Friar newspaper
  • Traditions magazine

Fight Song[edit]

Fight on Serra Padres,
Win the game for Serra High!
Fight, you Serra Padres,
Let them know you'll never die!
Blue and Gold we're with you,
We're behind you all the way!
So fight, fight, fight, Serra Padres, Padres, Hooray!

Padre Whisper[edit]

P-P-P-A-D, R-R-R-E-S,
P-A-D, R-E-S,
PADRES! (Loud)

P-P-P-A-D, R-R-R-E-S,
P-A-D, R-E-S,
PADRES! (Whisper)

P-P-P-A-D, R-R-R-E-S,
P-A-D, R-E-S,
PADRES! (Loudest)


Junípero Serra High School is a Roman Catholic school. It offers faith instruction through the Campus Ministry program and the curriculum. The Campus Ministry Program plans liturgies and other prayer opportunities, hosts retreats, and manages the school's Christian Service program. Theology courses offer instruction in the Catholic faith, morality and worship, and stress the importance of individual faith development.[citation needed]. Also Junipero Serra is well known for its many diverse clubs and has more than 12 sports.

Notable alumni[edit]


Junipero Serra High School is a part of a program called Tri-School, a partnership with Notre Dame High School, Belmont, and Mercy High School, Burlingame, both all-female schools. The schools host some morning classes with mixed education and collaborate in other activities as well.


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