Shadow A Spartan

Your journey begins now.

7th Graders
Students in grade 7 are invited to spend a morning with us to learn what a De Smet Jesuit education can do. Choose from one of our specialized days (details below) to see which day might best fit your son. 

All shadow visits last from 9 a.m.-12:45 and include:

  • - a customized session designed for your son and fellow shadows.
  • - an in-class experience with a current student as a guide. 
  • - a complimentary lunch, prepared by our very own Chef Scott '88.

8th Graders
Students in grade 8 are also welcome to shadow a Spartan. Please contact Maria Lang for a custom shadow experience.

Choose Your Own Shadow Adventure!

Lawyer Turned Acting Teacher Mr. Welling

Whether shy or ready for center stage, students of all personality types connect with our engaging and intuitive lawyer turned teacher, Mr. Welling. Is your son interested in English, acting, or improv? Come check out the high energy environment and find out what De Smet Jesuit has to offer.  

Hands-on Science With Mr. Walsh

Does your son enjoy science and hands-on activities? Enter Mr. Walsh's lab...where things might bubble over. Choose this day to meet our veteran teacher and 1976 graduate, Mr. Walsh, and see how De Smet Jesuit does science.

High Energy Classes With Coach Reyes

Is your son tired of sitting still? Perhaps he'd enjoy the high energy class taught by math and science teacher and soccer coach Mr. Reyes, Class of 1994. Find out what biology looks like at De Smet Jesuit where we know how boys learn.

STEM Focus With Mr. Jenkins

Anyone up for some robotics, 3D printing, physics, or engineering? Meet Mr. Jenkins, our newest faculty member and a 2013 graduate who recently returned to Spartan Country. Find out how De Smet Jesuit approaches STEM in 2020 and meets the challenge of teaching complex topics to our students.

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What time should we arrive to drop off and pick up on shadow visits?

Shadow mornings begin at 9 a.m. in the Admissions Office (please do not arrive earlier than 8:45 a.m.). Pick-up time is 12:45 p.m. in the Admissions Office (12:25 p.m. on Mondays).

Where do we go to drop off my son when it's time to shadow?

Please enter through our main office off N. New Ballas Rd. You may park in any spot.

Can I tour the school?

Yes, our Director of Admissions will be available for brief tours after drop-off.

Is lunch provided to shadows?

Yes. A complimentary lunch up to $7 will be provided to students who shadow. Our chef and his team provide a wide range of delicious and healthy options every day including grilled main entrees, vegetarian dishes, soups, a salad bar, wraps, and a daily chef's special. View our cafe menu here.


  • De Smet Jesuit High School
  • 233 N. New Ballas Rd.
  • St. Louis, MO 63141