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 It is strongly recommended that any 8th grade student considering DeMatha experience a full school day with us. The 8th grader, or Stag-for-a-Day, will spend his time on campus with a current DeMatha student/Host. Registration is available now via the online Admissions Portal! Prospects must first complete a Pre-Application before selecting a visit date. Visits begin the third week of September. 

General Instructions Once Visit Date is Confirmed

  • 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. Please do not park in parking lots. 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 after September 4th.

Stag-for-a-Day Registration and the online application for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is available now!

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

Step 1: Complete Pre-Application. Select '2020-2021' as Prospective Year-the '2020-2021' academic year begins next fall. 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 Prospect''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. Prospect's selected visit date is tentatively scheduled until Admissions Staff confirms.  Log into portal after 24 hours for confirmation of date selected.

Step 4: Please 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