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Stag For A Day

 It is strongly recommended that any 8th grade student considering DeMatha experience a full school day on campus, beginning in September.  The 8th grader, or Stag-for-a-Day, will spend a day with a current DeMatha student, or Host. See below for details.

  • Arrive by 8:00 a.m.  The Stag-for-a-Day reports to the Admissions Office in the St. John DeMatha Hall Parents drive to the front circle of campus on Madison Street for drop-off, you do not park in lots or come into the building. Admissions Staff will be present outside for greeting.
  • Appropriate attire for school attendance required. Dress shirt, tie, and dress pants. No jeans, shorts or sneakers.
  • Lunch is provided.
  • Visit ends at 2:00 p.m. Parents park in any available spot on campus. Staff will be present to guide you to the third floor of the LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney '00 Convocation Center, the first building to your right as you enter campus from Route 1. Join your son and Admissions staff for the end of the day review. 
  • Please contact Rob Landini at or 240-764-2109 with questions.

 At this time of year, please send an email to Mr. Rob Landini at to schedule a Stag-For-A-Day visit. Include School Visit Request in subject field.  Allow 48 hours for a response. DO NOT use instructions below.

Read the instructions below before clicking on the sign-up box at the bottom of the page. 

Step 1: Complete Pre-Application. Select '2019-2020' as Prospective Year-the '2019-2020' academic year begins next fall. Once you reach the Interest tab, please select your Prospect's name at the top from the drop-down box, then check each of his areas of interest. If you do NOT select your Prospect name, his interests will NOT be saved, and we will be unable to communicate items to teachers, moderators, and coaches within the school for potential follow-up. If Prospect would like to attend Honors level courses, please indicate in Notes field.

Step 2: When finished with the Pre-Application, 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: Choose and submit a date under the first portal item, Stag-for-a Day. Students' visit date is tentatively scheduled until Admissions Staff confirm. Please log back into portal for final confirmation message, (wait two full days of school.) You must log back in to Portal to view confirmation message--a confirmation email will NOT be sent

Step 4: Remember to review  drop-off, attire, and pick-up information prior to visit. 

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

Stag-for-a-Day Sign-Up