Shadow a Spartan for the Day

Did you miss shadow season?

We have a few days reserved in January for 8th grade students who haven't had a chance to shadow yet. 

Students are welcome to join us for:

  • A day in the life as a Spartan.
  • 2 classes, lunch, and more!
  • 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Parents are welcome to:

  • Drop off students OR
  • Visit with our staff and join a short tour.

7th grade shadow options will be available this spring. 8th grade students can register below for available January dates.

Step 1: Sign up to shadow!


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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 begin at 9:30 a.m. (no need to arrive early). Please arrive at our main entrance on Ballas Road.

Parents may drop off at the circle driveway or walk their student in. Pickup time is 2:30 p.m. Parents may come in to Admissions Office via the main entrance at Ballas or wait for students to be dismissed. 

Yes. A complimentary lunch will be provided to students who shadow as part of the Shadow a Spartan for the Day program. Our chef and his team provide delicious and healthy meals.

De Smet Jesuit High School

233 N. New Ballas Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63141