Shadow Day Visits


Shadow Day Program
If your son attends a Catholic or private school that receives an admissions visit, a shadow day has already been scheduled for your son.

Jesuit’s Shadow Day Program is a terrific way for 8th, 9th or 10th grade students to experience what it is like to be a Jesuit student. While shadowing is not a mandatory part of the application process, applicants continually report that the shadow visit provides the best opportunity for them to experience life at Jesuit.

Our shadow guests will attend all activities with their host, including class, clubs, academic support, mass, assemblies, etc. Our Shadow Day program begins at 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. on late start days to 1:45 p.m., and includes lunch. 


Class of 2021 shadows begin in late October, and run until mid-December. If you attend a Catholic Elementary School or a private school that we visit, your shadow day is automatically scheduled for you. We invite public and other private schools to schedule their day by clicking the link below. Shadow Days are intended for young men currently in 8th grade.

Transfer applicant shadows will occur during the month of March. 

How do I sign up for a Shadow Day for my son?

The Shadow Day Calendar is available by clicking HERE. Advance the calendar to March. Available dates are listed in blue. Just click and complete the form. You will receive a confirmation email upon submission, asking you to reply with some additional information needed to taylor your son’s day to his interests. You will also receive a reminder email about three days prior to your son’s shadow appointment.

Dress Code

Polo-style or button-down shirt, khaki or dress pants and tennis shoes. School sweatshirt or jacket are fine. 

Electronics of any kind (cell phone, iPod, etc.), gum, food and drinks are not allowed in the classroom.


Please turn into the parking lot of Jesuit High School from the Fair Oaks and O’Donnel Drive entrance. Check-in is located in the Student Athletic Center, upstairs. Afternoon pick up at 1:45 p.m.  will occur outside the Gym area in this same lot.

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