Prospective Students and Families
Welcome to San Mateo! Thank you for your interest in San Mateo High School.
  • Welcome Reception for all incoming SMHS Students
    Please join us on Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00-7:30pm in the Lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Come and meet parents from each of our Booster Groups, teachers, Administration and our students! Come show your Bearcat Pride and purchase some spiritwear, too!
  • 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

10th Grade Life Science Testing

All 10th grade students will complete the Life Science CST exam during Tutorial on Wednesday, 4/29 and Friday, 5/1. Students will report directly to their Tutorial to take the exam. Unfortunately, Tutorial passes will not be given to 10th grade students on either of these days. For each day, we will have a slightly modified bell schedule (see below). Thank you for your support.

2nd Period 8:00 – 9:24

Brunch 9:24 – 9:34

Tutorial 9:40 – 10:51

4th Period 10:57 – 12:21

Lunch 12:21 – 12:51

6th Period 12:57 – 2:21

  • Congratulations to our City Arts of San Mateo Award Winners!
    Grand Prize Literary Arts Winner
    Michelle Reynaud
    Honorable Mention 2 Dimensional
    Rachel Zheng
    Armando Avina
    Jonathon Greeley Watkins-Smith
    First Place, 2D Art
    Justine Xi
    First Place, 3D Art
    Sarah Wisnom
    Honorable Mention, 3 Art
    Leslie Fernandez
    Pablo Robles
    First Place, Photography
    Priyanka Kannabran
    Honorable Mention, Photography
    Candy Tovar
    Emma Cousineau
    Honorable Mention, Poetry
    Amani Kharroub
    Zion Shih
    Honorable Mention, Prose
    Camila Menendez

  • 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