Student / Parent Visits (Shadowing)

2018 Visit Days available for 8th grade students and their parents:

Sept. 12 - Wed.
Begin taking reservations 8/30/18* 
Sept. 19 - Wed. Begin taking reservations 8/30/18*

Sept. 26 - Wed.Begin taking reservations 8/30/18*
Oct. 3   - Wed.
Begin taking reservations 9/20/18*  
Oct. 24 - Wed.
Begin taking reservations 9/20/18*
Oct. 31  - Wed.
Begin taking reservations 9/20/18*

* Online reservations begin at 12:00 noon on the
     Thursday indicated above - 8/30/18 or 9/20/18
      (Be sure to refresh your page at 12:00 noon)

Click on the desired visit day to make your reservation


Please check for STAR testing dates at your school
before making a reservation to avoid conflicts.

Eighth grade students only are invited to visit St. Ignatius College Preparatory on one of the Wednesday mornings indicated above during the Fall 2018 semester.

Reservations are required 
and can be made starting at noon on the date indicated for the desired visit date.  Visitation spaces are limited to the first 175 eighth graders on each visit day.  All reservations are scheduled using the online link for the desired visit date (available on specified dates).  Due to the number of students requesting a visit to SI, we cannot accommodate students on multiple visit day lists.  If a student has made a reservation on more than one of the visit days, we will honor the earliest date and cancel all reservations on later dates.

Please check your school's calendar before making a reservation to avoid conflicts.  Many of the grammar schools have notified us that they have required testing, outdoor ed, and other activities during the months of September and October.  Students might want to check with the teacher(s) or principal of the school he or she now attends before making a reservation. 

In fairness to all the 8th graders who desire a visit, if you cancel or do not show on your reserved date, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate you on a future visit day.  Typically, we have high demand for our Visit Days.  Last year, we accommodated over 1,500 visit reservations and 1,283 eighth graders attended.

Visit Day Information

Visits will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am.

On the visit day, eighth grade students will be assigned to an S.I. student who is a member of our Wildcat Welcoming Club (WWC).  Because assignments are made the morning of the visit, we are unable to accommodate special requests for individual S.I. students or particular classes.  The eighth grade student will attend two classes and spend the recess period with the WWC member.  [Note:  WWC members apply to become SI ambassadors and complete a training program in order to escort student visitors.]

Eighth grade parents are invited to participate in a parallel program/tour with the Admissions staff during the same hours their child is visiting.  A representative from the Admissions Office will give the parents a tour of the school and be available to answer questions.  S.I. parents will also be available to answer questions from a parent's perspective.  No additional reservation is needed for the visiting parent(s).

More "Event Details," including dress code and logistics, can be found by clicking on the date of your visit reservation above (available when we begin taking reservations).


The Visit Program is an optional program and has no bearing on the admissions decision.

Please feel free to explore our website for more information about SI.  Other opportunities to visit our campus and see our community in action can be found at:

Open House

Performing Arts Calendar

Athletics Calendar

Admissions News

Course Placements & Important Dates
(for SI freshmen entering Aug. 2018)

"Available Now"

(for 8th grade applicants to SI)
Entering high school in August 2018

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Special Courses of Study?

FAQ's for Admitted Students

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