Shadow a Spartan for the Day

7Th Grade Spring Shadow Registration now open! 

Students in seventh grade can now sign up for shadow days beginning February 24. Join us for two classes and lunch! This is a great way for interested students to experience a slice of life at De Smet Jesuit.

  • The shadow day begins at 11 a.m. (no need to arrive early) and ends at 2:30 p.m. Parents can drop off their students via the Ballas entrance, then pick up in the admissions office.
  • Shadows do not need to bring anything and can follow our basic dress code: dress shorts/pants (e.g., khakis) and a collared shirt.

Space is limited. Our program runs from February 24-April 8. Register today!

Sign up to shadow!Students in Grade 7

2 students smile, wearing De Smet Jesuit hoodies, stand in front of school, press box in background

Is your son in 8th grade or considering a transfer? Limited shadow opportunities are still available. Please call 314-785-1247 or email Maria Lang, mlang@desmet.org to schedule.

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 spring of 2022 begin at 11 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

314-567-3500