A Jesuit College Preparatory Experience

Shadow Program

The Loyola Academy Shadow program gives prospective students the opportunity to experience a typical school day at Loyola Academy. Eighth grade students are invited to shadow in the fall and seventh grade students are invited to shadow in the spring. Prospective transfer students are also invited to shadow in the spring.

Shadows will accompany a freshman or sophomore student throughout the school day. If you know a freshman or sophomore Loyola student who you would like to shadow, please make this request when you are scheduling your shadow day.

All shadow reservations are made online. Please note, Loyola Academy has a limited number of shadows per day. Shadow reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Shadow reservations must be made at least five days in advance of the shadow day.

Shadow Day Details

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  • Drop Off and Pick Up

    The Shadow day begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:10 p.m. Shadows should enter through the main entrance and proceed to the Marillac Room, room 250. Parents should pick up at the main entrance at 2:10 p.m.
  • Attire

    Shadows should wear a collared shirt or blouse and khaki, navy, or black pants. Shadows may wear any kind of shoes except for sandals and flip flops. Blue jeans and skirts are not permitted.
  • Lunch

    Lunch will be provided in the Loyola cafeteria. A shadow should bring a few dollars for snacks and drinks.


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  • Mr. Nick Bridich 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (847) 920-2483
Available shadow days are indicated on the shadow calendar.

If you need assistance scheduling your shadow day, contact Mr. Nick Bridich at 847.920.2483 or nbridich@loy.org.

Shadow Calendar

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  • OPEN

  • St. Paul of the Cross

  • OPEN

  • OPEN

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  • OPEN

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  • School Shadow Days

    If your school is not listed below, please choose an OPEN calendar date.

    • Northside Catholic Academy—October 1
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help—September 18 & September 19
    • Pope John XXIII—October 17
    • Queen of All Saints—September 27
    • Sacred Heart Chicago—October 9 & November 9
    • Sacred Heart Winnetka—November 6
    • School of St. Mary—October 18
    • SS Faith, Hope & Charity—October 12
    • St. Athanasius—October 2
    • St. Catherine Laboure—October 23
    • St. Clement—October 3
    • St. Francis Xavier—September 24
    • St. Joan of Arc—October 30
    • St. John Brebeuf—November 14
    • St. Josaphat—November 5
    • St. Joseph Wilmette—September 20
    • St. Juliana—September 21
    • St. Mary of the Lake—September 26
    • St. Mary of the Woods—September 28
    • St. Matthias—October 4
    • St. Norbert—November 14
    • St. Paul of the Cross—November 16
    • St. Thomas of Canterbury—September 25

Our Mission

To form women and men for meaningful lives of leadership and service in imitation of Jesus Christ through a college preparatory education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Loyola Academy admits students of any race, color and national origin or ethnic origin.