Prospective Students and Families
Welcome to San Mateo! Thank you for your interest in San Mateo High School.
  • Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2019,
    While the priority enrollment window has closed, you still need to enroll your student into the San Mateo Union High School District. If your plans to attend one of our high schools has changed, please inform the District Office, as there are students who have been waitlisted. Counselors from each of the schools will be visiting the middle schools to give out class and program information. You are invited to come to our Open House on Thursday, March 12th to start your networking with current parents and to walk the hallways and talk to teachers and current students. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Orientation at the Middle Schools
    Abbott March 3rd 9:00 am
    Bayside March 4th 9:00 am
    Borel March 6th 9:00 am
    Bowditch March 5th 9:00 am
    Crocker March 10th  10:00 am

    All Private, Catholic and Other Schools should attend our Orientation at San Mateo in the Career Center (office located next to Library) on Thursday, March 12th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

  • Incoming 9th Grade Orientation & Course Selection Information
  • Incoming Freshman Resource Guide - Download
  • 8th Graders FAQs (download)
  • Advice and information from SMHS Freshman (download)
  • FAQs for Parents/Guardians (download)
  • Did you know....


Congratulations, Class of 2014
Seniors' Memories of SMHS
  • Athletic Boosters Auction & Banquet - March 14th
    Just $40 gets you an incredible Italian meal served by our student athletes, plus music, dancing, and the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items like...a private tour of Pixar Studios, Warriors & Giants tickets, rounds of golf at Peninsula Country Club and Poplar Creek, plus many beauty, dining, and other experiences. Click here to reserve your tickets for this fun event!
  • News from the Counseling Department, Help with College Applications. Download
  • Dear Students: Please use this website to schedule and order any school photos including the senior portraits. Thank you!
  • 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.  
  • Use your REDcard at Target and a percentage of your purchases goes to SMHS. Thank you in advance for your support of SMHS!


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To schedule a college visit, please contact Alexandra Furgiuele, College Counselor at afurgiuele@smuhsd.org