Shadow Visits

Shadow Visits are an important way for a young man to experience Chaminade.

Prospective students are paired with Chaminade students to visit their classes, tour the campus, and have lunch with our student body and faculty.

Chaminade also invites parents to tour either after they drop their son off or another time can be arranged during his Shadow Visit Day. Parent tours last about 75 minutes.

Please contact Erik Carretero, Director of Enrollment Management, at 314-692-6650 to schedule a Shadow Visit. Visits are available most school days starting at 7:30AM and go until 12:30PM for prospective middle school students and 7:30AM to 1:00PM for prospective high school students.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When should I arrive and how much time will the Shadow Visit take?

You should plan to arrive at 7:30AM. You will complete your Shadow Visit around 12:30PM if you are a prospective middle school student and 1:00PM if you are a prospective high school student.

Where should my parents and I go when I arrive at Chaminade?

Your parent(s) should park in any Visitor parking place in front of Chaminade Hall. Walk up the front steps of Chaminade Hall, and once inside, the Admissions Office is the first office on your left.

Who will I meet on campus?

You will meet with a member of the Admissions team. You will also meet your ambassador for the day and several current students, teachers and administrators while on campus. Following the Parent Tour, there will be an opportunity to meet Jen Feise, Associate Admissions Director, to discuss Financial Assistance.

What should I wear for the Shadow Visit?

You should wear a collared shirt, khaki pants or shorts, and athletic shoes. If you attend a school with a dress code/uniform, please feel free to wear that attire.

What about lunch?

Enjoy lunch on us in our cafeteria, Cafe Moe.

Why does a Shadow Visit make good sense?

Prospective students get to spend time with Chaminade students and to hear directly from them about our school. You can see first-hand how the classes are conducted and meet some of your future teachers.

When can prospective students shadow?

Prospective high school students can shadow beginning early September and prospective middle school students can begin shadowing in late October.

Can parents tour the same day your son has his Shadow Visit?

Yes, and we encourage parents to do this. Once students are paired with their Student Ambassadors, parents can tour our campus beginning at 8AM. If you cannot make the morning tour, we can arrange another time. Please contact Erik Carretero at 314-692-6650 to schedule. The tour usually lasts about 60 to 75 minutes, followed by a chance to meet our Financial Assistance liaison.

Who do I contact to schedule a Shadow Visit?

Please contact Erik Carretero, Director of Enrollment Management, at 314-692-6650 to schedule your son's visit.