Rebel For A Day
Priory's Shadow Visit Program
The best way to see what it would be like to be a Priory student is to experience it firsthand and come to visit during a school day. You can spend a half day on campus, shadowing one of our current 7th or 8th grade students and taking part in assemblies, classes, club periods, lunch, and anything else happening at Priory on the day of your visit. It will also be a chance to meet our students and interact with faculty. Our goal is for students who visit Priory to feel welcome as they engage with our wonderful community of students, teachers, and staff and to learn about the academic, spiritual, athletic and social aspects of our school. You will be in good hands!
Shadow visits are open to current 5th or 6th graders, as well as students applying for admission at other grade levels. A shadow visit is a required part of our application process and usually takes place in the fall. An application is not required prior to a shadow visit.
Planning your Visit Day
|Day of the Week
||Typical Visit Start Time
||Morning begins with...
||Student Council Assembly
||Late Start Day
Visits will end at either 11:45 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. End time depends on the number of classes the student visits and whether the interview is scheduled for the end of the visit. Here is a link to the 2016-2017 Priory School Calendar. Please note the days we are not in session when planning your visit.
If there is a student at Priory who you would like to be your visit host, just let us know! We will do our best to pair you with the student for your visit.
Our students follow a dress code, but we do not have a uniform. On Fridays or special occasions, Priory students will be in a coat and tie. On all other days, students will be wearing slacks and a collared shirt.
Parents are welcome to schedule a tour or meeting with one of our Admissions team members during the visit, or at another time that works. Tours take about an hour.
We want students and families to have the opportunity to learn as much as possible about Priory during the application process. We conduct an interview with each applicant and his parent or parents. The interview is a chance for us to learn a little more about the student, but also for our families and students to ask questions and discover what Priory has to offer.
Often, students choose to schedule an interview on the same day that they are visiting. The interview is a meeting with the student, his parent or parents, and a Priory faculty or Admissions team member. You are not required to schedule your interview on the same day as the shadow visit, but it can be convenient to do it this way. Interviews take about thirty minutes.
On the day of a shadow visit, the best time to schedule the interview is either at 11:45 p.m. or at 12:30 p.m. We can also schedule a morning interview if necessary to accommodate parent schedules. Please let us know when you complete our visit form or by phone or email if you would like to schedule the interview on the same day as your visit.
Ways to Schedule your Visit
There are three ways to schedule a visit! You may complete this registration form, call the Admissions Office at (314) 434-3690 ext. 101, or contact our Director of Admissions Alice Dickherber by e-mail. We will get back to you as soon as possible to finalize the date. We can’t wait to see you on campus!
If you have questions about visiting, contact Alice Dickherber at (314) 434-3690 ext. 151 or by e-mail.