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Our Shadowing Program

In order to experience the Angel spirit first-hand, St. Joseph's Academy invites students to visit our school. Students will be paired with a current St. Joe student and have the opportunity to tour campus, visit classrooms and meet our teachers. Parents are encouraged to take a one-hour “Parent Tour” once their daughter’s visit begins.

Eighth grade students applying for the 2021-2022 school year are invited to visit St. Joe! Please contact Clare MacConnell, Associate Admissions Director, to schedule your visit at cmacconnell@sja1840.org. Visits occur after school from 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Current seventh grade students are invited to visit the Academy in the spring of 2021. After school visits will begin on March 1 and will occur from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Click here to schedule your visit.

Sixth grade students are invited to our annual "Angel for a Day" program in April. This event will provide hands-on learning and activities to highlight SJA’s curriculum in STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, Campus Ministry, and student leadership. 6th graders will be in small groups, participating in activities led by St. Joe Angel Ambassadors and faculty. Come see what it's like to be an Angel!

For more information about shadowing or to schedule a shadow date, please contact Mrs. Clare Conners MacConnell '01, Associate Admissions Director, by phone at (314) 394-4319, or by email at cmacconnell@sja1840.org.


List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How do I schedule a shadow visit?

    Shadow registration is online and opens in August for the fall and in February for the spring. Click here to register.

    If you have questions or would like to schedule a shadow visit, please contact Mrs. Clare Conners MacConnell '01, Associate Admissions Director, by phone at (314) 394-4319, or by email at cmacconnell@sja1840.org.
  • Q: Which grade levels are able to shadow?

    Eighth graders are invited to participate in our fall shadowing program. Students looking for high school entry for the 2020-2021 school year should contact the Admissions Office to schedule their shadow visit. 

    Seventh graders may shadow in the spring.

    If you currently attend high school and are considering a transfer, please contact Mrs. Clare Conners MacConnell '01, Associate Admissions Director, by phone at (314) 394-4319, or by email at cmacconnell@sja1840.org.
  • Q: What are the benefits of shadowing for my daughter?

    The shadowing program is a unique opportunity for prospective students to experience a typical school day as a St. Joe Angel and hear from current St. Joe students. With her Angel Ambassador, each visitor will experience classes and meet our faculty.
  • Q: Is shadowing a half-day or a full day?

    In the fall of 2020, 8th grade shadow visits will be after school from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Typically, they are full day, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. 7th grade shadow visits are half day, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • Q: Is there a dress code for students who visit?

    Visitors may wear their school uniforms, or any school-appropriate clothing (for example, leggings, tennis shoes, etc.). All shadows will receive a lanyard name tag when they arrive, which will identify them as visitors during the school day.
  • Q: How far in advance do I need to call to schedule a shadow visit?

    We recommend that you schedule your visit at least a week in advance. Many days (especially Fridays) do fill up quickly, so the sooner a visit can be scheduled, the better.
  • Q: What if I need to reschedule my daughter’s shadow visit?

    To reschedule your daughter’s shadow visit, please contact Mrs. Clare Conners MacConnell '01, Associate Admissions Director, by email at cmacconnell@sja1840.org or by phone at (314) 394-4319.
  • Q: Does a prospective student shadow a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior?

    In the fall of 2020, eighth grade visitors will tour with an Angel Ambassador, which can be a sophomore to senior. Traditionally, an eighth grade visitor would be paired with a sophomore Angel Ambassador. A seventh grade visitor may be paired with a freshman or sophomore Angel Ambassador. If your visiting student knows someone who is a freshman or sophomore that they would like to tour with, you may make that request when you register online.
  • Q: Do I need to accompany my daughter into the school building?

    A parent or other designated adult should accompany your daughter into St. Joe when dropping off and picking up. Parents are encouraged to stay for the “Parent Tour” if time allows. If your daughter rides to school with a current SJA student, she should accompany your daughter to the meeting area in the Shanahan Commons to sign her in and out.
  • Q: Where is drop off and pick up for my daughter for her visit?

    When you pull onto the St. Joe campus, follow the signs for shadow visitor parking and park in the lot in front of the gym. Proceed into the Student Commons to sign in and meet your Student Ambassador.
  • Q: What if there is an emergency while my daughter is visiting St. Joe?

    When you register your daughter for a shadow visit, you will include an emergency contact name and phone number where someone can be reached during the time of her visit.

Take a Tour of St. Joe!

The Admissions Team invites you to explore our 37-acre campus, the newly-renovated Weidert Center for Integrated Science and Sisters of St. Joseph Humanities Hall, as well as our Performing Arts Center and athletic facilities! Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour at admissions@sja1840.org or (314) 394-4321.

Shadowing at St. Joe in 2021

We are thrilled to offer your daughter an opportunity to come and experience St. Joseph's Academy. We have been working hard to plan a wonderful afternoon for your daughter.
Shadow Visits will occur after school from 3:30-4:45 p.m. on select Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please follow the link above to schedule your Shadow Visit. These visits are for current 8th and 7th graders only.  

We will also be providing a Parent Presentation led by our Admissions Team during your daughter's visit. You will have the opportunity to learn about St. Joseph's Academy and our admissions process. All are welcome to attend, but not required. You can respond on the Shadow Visit Form for the presentation.

Thank you again for your patience and support as we work to create an amazing experience for your daughter to become a St. Joe Angel!  

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