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Shadow Visits and Tours

Shadow Visits

The best way to discover what it is like to be a St. Mary's student is to spend a day shadowing a current student. We invite eighth graders and transfer applicants to shadow from October through February. 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.

This year, you will have a choice to visit on a traditional school day, OR join us for a special interest visit day. On a special interest day, visitors will participate in a class or activity designed to explore a specific program of interest, in addition to seeing two regular classes. Currently, we are offering the following special interest days:

Theatre | October 2
Choir | October 15
Athletics | October 24
Robotics | November 1
Visual Arts | November 13
Leadership | November 19
Computer Science | December 4
Faith | December 12

Can't make one of the dates above? We have many other school days to choose from, be sure to list your interests in the online form, and we will do our best to match you with a host who shares your interest. Sign up now available in the Admissions Portal.

Admissions Portal

St. Mary's Academy is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Let us know if you would like your daughter to 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). 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 8:30-9:30am 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.

Schedule your tour online in the Admissions Portal.