In the 1980's a group of former San Rafael High School students began discussing the prospect of creating an Alumni Association for the purpose of hosting a Centennial Celebration in 1988 to commemorate San Rafael High School's 100th year anniversary.
A small group formed and put together a Centennial Dance, held at the Marin Civic Center's Showcase Theater. They also hosted a Centennial Picnic on the San Rafael High School Football Field on Sunday, May 15, 1988 from 12PM-4PM. At the picnic there were various musical performances from the school band and ensembles, performances by the cheer leaders, a sock hop in the gym, school tours, a slide show, a memorabilia display and much more.
With much success from the Centennial celebrations the group that had formed to put those events together decided to establish a network of past, present and future students, faculty and staff of San Rafael High School. From this idea the San Rafael High School Alumni Association was formed. It has since been an integral part of preserving the history of San Rafael High School, connecting it's members and supporting the school through various events and donations.