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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 2:00 p.m. Shadows should enter through the main entrance and proceed to the Marillac Room, room 250. Please follow our student drop off procedures available here. Parents should pick up in the visitors pick up line at 2:00 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.
  • Parent Tour

    We are happy to provide a 30 minute parent tour beginning at 1:15 p.m. on the day of your child's shadow day. Please enter through the Piazza entrance, door #6, and check in with the security desk upon arrival. All tours will end at the main entrance, door #1, where shadow students will be dismissed promptly at 2:00 p.m. If interested, please check the appropriate box when registering your child for his or her shadow day, including the number of parents attending.

Please contact me with any questions

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    Mr. Nick Bridich 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (847) 920-2483

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  • 8th Grade Shadow Calendar

    Available shadow days are indicated on the shadow calendar. Please note, some elementary schools schedule a Loyola Academy shadow day for all 8th graders interested in shadowing at Loyola. If your elementary school has scheduled a shadow day at Loyola, please schedule your shadow day on the day reserved for your school. If the day reserved for your school shadow day is full, please register for any OPEN date at least 5 days in advance. Please view the list of School Shadow Days below.

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

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  • School Shadow Days

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

    • Academy of St. Joan of Arc - September 21
    • Faith, Hope & Charity - September 22
    • Immaculate Conception, Talcott - November 7
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help - September 26, 27, 28
    • Northside Catholic Academy - October 26
    • Pope John XXIII - September 30
    • Queen of All Saints - October 27 & 28
    • Sacred Heart Chicago - October 14
    • Sacred Heart Winnetka - October 25
    • School of St. Mary - September 19
    • St. Athanasius - September 29
    • St. Clement - October 5
    • St. Francis Xavier - October 13
    • St. Josaphat - September 14
    • St. Juliana - September 15 & 16
    • St. Mary of the Woods - September 20
    • St. Matthias - October 18
    • St. Thomas of Canterbury / St. Mary of the Lake - October 19

Shadow Calendar

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