Shadow a Spartan for the Day

8th Grade Shadow Visits Now Open for fall 2021!

Students in eighth grade are now welcome to join us for two classes and lunch to Shadow a Spartan for the Day! This is a great way for interested students to experience a day in the life of De Smet Jesuit.

  • The shadow day begins at 10 a.m. (no need to arrive early) and ends at 2 p.m.
  • Parents can drop off their students at the Ballas entrance or stop by the Admissions Office to meet student ambassadors, enjoy coffee, and take a brief tour.
  • Shadows do not need to bring anything and can follow our basic dress code: dress shorts or pants (e.g., khakis) and a collared shirt.

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Shadow Fall 2021

7th grade

Our 7th grade shadow program will begin in the spring. Check out our fall events calendar below!

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When I Shadowed at De Smet

  • Class of 2024
Danny Swallow '24

When I reflect on the day that I shadowed, the first thing that comes to mind is how welcoming everyone was. The student I was paired with showed me how De Smet teaches you to be a man for OTHERS. 

I met a few people on my shadow day, including Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. Mosquera, and Mrs. Lang. I felt like I was going to love this school after being welcomed so sincerely. Everything I wanted in a high school was in De Smet's core values. I wanted to be a part of this great brotherhood and amazing family. A.M.D.G.

Shadow a Spartan for the Day FAQs

Shadow days for fall of 2021 begin at 10 a.m. (no need to arrive early). Parents are welcome to stay at drop off to meet student ambassadors, enjoy coffee, and take a brief tour.

Pickup time is 2 p.m. Parents may come in to Admissions Office via the main entrance at Ballas or wait for students to be dismissed.

De Smet Jesuit High School

233 N. New Ballas Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63141