Prospective Students and Families
Welcome to San Mateo! Thank you for your interest in San Mateo High School.
2017 Shadowing dates:
Friday, October 6
Friday, October 13
Wednesday, October 18
Friday, October 20
Friday, October 27
The shadowing application window is now closed.
Families will be notified by Friday, September 22nd if they have been assigned a shadowing date.
If you have not been chosen for a shadowing date, please be sure to attend one or all of the following events to learn more about San Mateo High School:
  • Wednesday, November 1-8th Grade Family Information Night-6:30pm- Performing Arts Center
  • Wednesday, November 8-Foster City Meet & Greet-6:30pm-Foster City Community Center, Wind Room
  • Meet and Greet in Hillsborough to Monday, November 13th-6:30 pm-Please check back for location.


  • Attention San Mateo Students and Families,
    Lifetouch has provided the following link which can be used prior and after picture day. Ordering prior to picture day eliminates the mailing cost and provides the quickest turnaround time. It also allows you to retake the picture if it is not to your liking.
    When prompted, enter this Picture Day ID: BY017101Q0
  • College & Career Fair 2017
    The annual San Mateo Union High School District's College & Career Fair is here again. More than 100 vendors will speak and offer guidance to more than 1,000 students and family members who will attend this popular and informative event.

    Monday, October 16, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Mills High School, 400 Murchison Dr., Millbrae
    See the flyer!
    If you didn't receive a notice for Senior Portraits and/or need to schedule an appointment, please call this number: Lifetouch, 1(877)825-7922 prompt is #1
  • You are invited to the Caring Presence - Supporting Our Teens in Their Grief event on Monday, September 25 in the San Mateo High School Library. Download the flyer for more information. (English/Spanish/Chinese)
  • Help raise money for SMHS by registering your Safeway Club Card, Macy's, Visa & Mastercard through eScrip! It only takes a minute but the benefits are great! Simply visit www.escrip.com and enter SMHS Bearcat PTO's eScrip account number #139430620
  • 5% of qualifying purchases at Office Depot go back to SMHS when you use SMHS's ID Number: 70014580. Tell the cashier to credit SMHS when you pay for your purchases.