Shadowing is the best opportunity for you to experience what it is like to be a St. Rita student. Any young man in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade who is interested in attending St. Rita can schedule a Shadow Day. You will be paired with a St. Rita freshman or someone you know and accompany that Ritaman throughout the school day.  Shadowing is open for students who are currently in grade school.  We do not allow current high school students to shadow at St. Rita, unless otherwise contacted first by the student's parents and his current high school.  

Students can shadow St. Rita on any full school day, but must do so with prior registration.

You can contact Mr. Ed Leiser ’04, at (773) 925-6600 ext. 6613, e-mail him at [email protected], or simply fill out the form below to arrange a Shadow Day.

There are no Shadow Days on the following Dates:

  • August 30

  • September 2 (Labor Day)

  • October 10

  • October 17-21

  • October 24

  • November 22

  • November 25--29

  • December 17-20 (Final Exams)

  • December 23--Jan.3 (Christmas Break)

  • January 16

  • January 20

  • January 24

  • February 21

  • March 12-13

  • March 16--20 (Spring Break)

  • April 9--13 (Easter Break)

  • April 22

  • May 19--22 (Final Exams)

Shadow Day Policy

  • Students will not be permitted to Shadow without prior arrangements.

  • Visiting students should arrive between 8:00 a.m. -- 8:15 a.m. to the main entrance of the school, which is on the west side of campus.  Shadow students will check-in there before heading over to the Admissions Office.  The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. They will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

  • Visiting students must wear school attire: dress pants, dress shoes, and a collared shirt (polo shirts acceptable).

  • Lunch will be provided.

  • Parents of the visiting student are responsible for transportation to and from St. Rita High School.  If parents wish to stick around for a personal tour of campus, they are welcome to, but are asked to notify the Admissions Office first to make accommodations. 

Upcoming Grade School Events!

Day Date Time Event
Wednesday *will be rescheduled* 6:30 pm Grade School Soccer Night (St. Rita vs. DePaul Prep
Friday September 20, 2019 9:30-11:00 am Prospective Parents Information Breakfast
Saturday September 21, 2019 12:00- 2:00pm Baseball Clinic
Wednesday October 2, 2019 7:00- 8:30 pm Soccer Clinic
Friday October 11, 2019 8:00a-2:35 pm Columbus Shadow Day #1
Monday October 14, 2019 8:00a- 2:35 pm Columbus Shadow Day #2
Friday October 25, 2019 5:30p-7:00p Basketball Shooting Clinic
Saturday October 26, 2019 10:30a-12:00p Volleyball Clinic
Saturday October 26, 2019 12:00pm-4:00pm 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Sunday October 27, 2019 12:00pm-2:00pm Open House #1 (Family Mass at 11:30am)
Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm-2:00pm Wrestling Clinic
Friday November 8, 2019 9:00a - 11:30a Prospective Mom's Shadow Day
Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00a-12:00p Open House #2 (Family Mass at 9:30 am)
Wednesday November 20, 2019 7:00 pm Honors Program Information Night
Monday-Friday December 2 -- December 6, 2019 (any day available) 8:30 am -- 2:35 pm Last Week for 8th Grade Shadows
Saturday December 7, 2019 8:00 a.m. 8th Grade Entrance Exam
Friday December 27, 2019 12:00pm-1:30pm Grade School Open Gym
Monday February 17, 2020 8:00a- 2:35pm Presidents' Day Shadow Day (6th and 7th graders)
Tuesday/Wednesday March 10 or 11, 2020 7:00 pm Class of 2024 Welcome Night Reception

Take a Personal Tour/Family Visit

Parents and families are invited to visit St. Rita for a personal tour with our Admissions Office.  We recognize many families have busy schedules, and we want you to see our beautiful school when you are available!  Pre-scheduled private tours are available for your convenience and last approximately 60-75 minutes. Please schedule your tour with Mr. Ed Leiser, ’04, Director of Admissions, at: [email protected] or 773-925-7482.

You can contact the Admissions Office at 773-925-RITA (7482) for more information or at

You can contact the Admissions Office at 773-925-RITA (7482) for more information or at [email protected]