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Shadow Day Visit

Important: To schedule a shadow day, an applicant must first complete the Admissions application. 

A shadow day visit can be a valuable tool for a student to see O’Hara in action. It usually helps a student make a final decision about his or her high school career. Shadow days are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between October 16, 2017 - April 27, 2018. The number of visitors is limited to 5 per day and we make every effort to accommodate a family’s first or second choice of dates. However, due to the large number of requests, sometimes this is not possible. We encourage parents to be flexible and attend Open House and other events to meet O’Hara students and get to know what makes O’Hara so special.
After your application is received, you are welcome to visit and spend a day with a freshman. If you have a friend who is part of the class please let us know and we will attempt to have this student serve as your host. If you have special interests or talents in extracurricular activities or athletics, we will also try to match you with a student of similar interests.

Notes about your visit:
  • You should arrive at 7:45 a.m. at the school’s main entrance and report to the Admissions office.
  • We will provide you with a lunch voucher to eat in the cafeteria with your host.
  • Your day will conclude around 2:30 p.m.
  • We ask you to dress either in your school uniform or in line with O’Hara’s dress code (Boys: khaki classic men’s pants; blue or white oxford cloth shirt. Girls: navy and red plaid wrap around skirt; oxford cloth shirt in blue or white.).
  • Families are responsible for their own transportation and students should be picked up at the conclusion of the visit. We cannot make arrangements with school districts for transportation; most districts do not allow this option due to the overcrowding of buses and liability issues. Consult your own district transportation director for details.