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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 2:30 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 2:30 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 1:45 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 2:30 p.m. If interested, please indicate the accompanying parent when registering your child for his or her shadow day.

Please contact me with any questions

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    Mr. Ramar Evans 17

    Admissions Recruiter
    (847) 920-2487

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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. Ramar Evans at 847.920.2487 or

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