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Shadow Visit

It is strongly recommended that any 8th grade student considering DeMatha as a high school option experience a "typical" day here. The 8th grader, or Stag for a Day, will spend a full day with a current DeMatha student, or Host. Shadow Visit details can be found below.

  • Arrive by 8:00 a.m. Parents drive to the front circle of campus on Madison Street for drop-off--parking is not necessary. Stags for a Day report to the Admissions Office in St. John DeMatha Hall. Admissions Staff will be present outside for greeting.
  • Appropriate attire for school attendance required. Dress shirt, tie, and dress pants preferred. No jeans or sneakers.
  • Lunch is provided.
  • Visit ends at 2:00 p.m. Parents park in any available spot on campus, then enter LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney '99 Convocation Center using the 2nd floor main entrance across from the Stag statue. Upon entry, turn right after lobby, walk toward stairwell to 3rd floor to Alumni Lounge to join Stags for a Day for conclusion. Admissions Staff will be present to direct you.
  • Please contact Rob Landini at or 240-764-2109 with questions.

To schedule your student to be a Stag for the Day, please read the below instructions before clicking on the sign-up box at bottom of the page.

Step 1: Complete Pre-Application. Be certain to select '2018-2019' as Prospective Year.

Step 2: Continue to Admissions Portal. Once inside Portal, click View Application button located under student's name, grade, and prospective year on left side of page.

Step 3: Schedule Shadow Visit, the first Portal item. Once visit date is confirmed by Admissions Office, confirmation will be reflected in message inside light blue box under Shadow Visit item in Portal--you must log back in to Portal to view confirmation message. ALLOW STAFF ONE FULL SCHOOL DAY FROM TIME OF SELECTION TO POST CONFIRMATION MESSAGE.

Step 4: Be certain to review bulleted text above for drop-off, attire, and pick-up information.

We look forward to hosting your student. Schedule the visit now by clicking below:

Stag for a Day Sign-Up