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Shadow Visits


The best way to discover what it is like to be a St. Mary's student is to spend a day visiting the school and shadowing a current student. Completing a Shadow Visit is strongly recommended for students interested in applying to St. Mary's. We invite eighth graders to shadow from October through April. Seventh graders are invited to shadow in April, and may return again as eighth graders. We can only accommodate a limited number of guests on each visit day and spots fill up quickly.

We are currently scheduling visits for 8th graders January through March, and 7th graders for visits in April. Prospective transfer students should contact Mary Worlein at mary.worlein@smapdx.org to set up a shadow day.

Steps to Schedule a Shadow Visit

1. REQUIRED STEP: If you have not already done so, click here to join our mailing list. The information from this form will be used to finalize your daughter's visit.

2. REQUIRED STEP: Fill out the Shadow Visit Request Form below. Please allow 1-2 business days for processing your request. Please note that visits cannot be scheduled sooner than two weeks from the date we receive your request.

3. St. Mary's Academy is committed to diversity and inclusivity. If you would prefer that your daughter shadow a student who belongs to a particular cultural affinity group at SMA (i.e. Asian/Pacific Islander Club, Black Student Union, Jewish Student Union, Latino Student Union, Women of Color in Action Association, Queer Student Union, First Nations Affinity Club), please let us know in the Special Host Request section below. We will do our best to match her with a host from the requested affinity group.

Parent Tours


The Office of Admissions offers Parent Tours for those who wish to learn more about our community and see the school in action. Tours are conducted during school hours so parents can more fully experience the St. Mary's educational environment. Tours typically run from 8:00-9:00am on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and from 10:00-11:00am on Friday mornings. Holidays and school events can affect this schedule from week to week. Contact Kelsey Hui at 503-721-7728 or kelsey.hui@smapdx.org to learn when the next tour will be held and confirm your attendance.


Shadow Visit Request Form