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, or simply fill out the form below to arrange a Shadow Day.

There are no Shadow Days on the following Dates:

  • September 4
  • September 29
  • October 12
  • October 13
  • October 16
  • November 20--24
  • December 19-22 (Final Exams)
  • December 23--Jan.8 (Christmas Break)
  • January 15
  • January 26--29
  • February 15--16
  • March 29--30
  • April 2--8 (Easter Break)
  • May 23--28

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 doors that face Western Avenue (east side of campus).  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. 

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Day Date Time Event
Friday September 8, 2017 9:30-11:00 am Prospective Parents Information Breakfast
Tuesday September 12, 2017 6:30 pm Grade School Soccer Night (St. Rita vs. Montini)
Friday September 15, 2017 8:30am-2:45pm "First Look Shadow Day" (8th graders)
Saturday September 16, 2017 12:00-2:00pm Baseball Clinic
Tuesday September 19, 2017 7:00-9:00 pm Soccer Clinic
Friday October 6, 2017 8:00am-2:45 pm Columbus Shadow Day #1 (6th--8th grades)
Monday October 9, 2017 8:00am-2:45 pm Columbus Shadow Day #2 (8th graders only)
Sunday October 15, 2017 2:00-3:30 pm Lacrosse Clinic
Friday October 20, 2017 6:00-7:30pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00-2:00pm Open House #1 (Family Mass at 11:30 AM)
Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm Volleyball Clinic
Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00-4:00pm 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Friday November 3, 2017 9:00-11:30am Mom's Shadow Day
Wednesday November 8, 2017 7:00pm Honors Program Information Night
Sunday November 12, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm Open House #2 (Family Mass at 9:30 am)
Monday-Friday November 27 -- December 1, 2017 (any day available) 8:30am-2:45pm 8th Grade Shadow Week
Saturday December 2, 2017 8:00am 8th Grade Scholarship Exam
Thursday December 28, 2017 12:00pm-1:30pm Grade School Open Gym
Monday February 19, 2018 8:00am-2:45pm Presidents' Day Shadow Day (6th and 7th graders)
Tuesday/Wednesday March 6 or 7 6:00 pm Class of 2022 Welcome Night Reception (must attend one)

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 45 minutes. Please schedule your tour with Mr. Ed Leiser, ’04, Director of Admissions.

 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