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San Mateo High School at a Glance

Watch a video to hear from students and staff about what makes San Mateo High School so special.  

Check out additional videos that highlight athletics, dance and more.


Welcome to San Mateo High School

Home of the Bearcats!

Welcome to all new and returning students!

Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 14th.


New student orientation is on Tuesday, August 6th. More information to follow.

Summer Meals

The California Department of Education provides a list of sites annually that operate the Summer Food Service Program. Families can visit and click the map to find a list of sites operating within San Mateo County. 

Summer College Support for Class of 2024: June 10-July 19

SMUHSD is offering a Summer College Support Line for the Class of 2024 from June 10-July 19 to help graduates connect with their intended college/program. 

Know Your Crisis Resources

During the school year, SMHS's School Based Mental Health and Wellness Program provides prevention and short term intervention services for all students facing social and emotional challenges that impact academic performance, attendance, and behavior at school.

For more immediate support and additional resources, please visit the Crisis Resources listed on our website.

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