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:

  • September 3

  • September 14

  • October 11

  • October 12

  • October 15

  • November 13

  • November 19--23

  • December 18-20 (Final Exams)

  • December 21--Jan.6 (Christmas Break)

  • January 18 (ACT Practice Day)

  • January 21

  • January 25--29

  • February 21--22

  • March 4

  • March 11--15 (Spring Break)

  • April 17--22 (Easter Break)

  • May 22--24 (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 2:45 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!

Check back over the summer and see what our Fall lineup will be!

Day Date Time Event
Saturday September 15, 2018 12:00- 2:00pm Baseball Clinic
Monday September 17, 2018 7:00- 9:00 pm Soccer Clinic
Thursday September 20, 2018 6:30 pm Grade School Soccer Night (St. Rita vs. Providence
Friday September 21, 2018 9:30-11:00 am Prospective Parents Information Breakfast
Friday October 5, 2018 8:00a-2:45 pm Columbus Shadow Day #1 (6th--8th grades)
Monday October 8, 2018 8:00a- 2:45 pm Columbus Shadow Day #2 (8th graders only)
Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm-2:00pm Open House #1 (Family Mass at 11:30am)
Friday October 26, 2018 5:30p-7:00p Basketball Shooting Clinic
Saturday October 27, 2018 12:00pm-4:00pm 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Saturday October 27, 2018 10:30a-12:00p Volleyball Clinic
Friday November 2, 2018 9:00a - 11:30a Prospective Mom's Shadow Day
Wednesday November 7, 2018 7:00 pm Honors Program Information Night
Sunday November 11, 2018 10:00a-12:00p Open House #2 (Family Mass at 9:30 am)
Wednesday November 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:00 pm Speed and Strength Camp
Monday-Friday November 26 -- November 30, 2018 (any day available) 8:30 am -- 2:45 pm 8th Grade Shadow Week
Saturday December 1, 2018 8:00 a.m. 8th Grade Scholarship Exam
Thursday December 27, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm Grade School Open Gym
Monday February 18, 2019 8:00a- 2:45pm Presidents' Day Shadow Day (6th and 7th graders)
Tuesday/Thursday March 5 or 7 6:00 pm Class of 2023 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]