Saint Ignatius High School

Wildcat for a Day

Join us as a Wildcat for a Day and see for yourself – our students, faculty, and staff are happy to be here. Fun is a part of our Wildcat Spirit.

September 16 through November 22, 2019

This is an opportunity for 8th grade students to see what a real day of classes is like at Saint Ignatius. Students will be hosted by an underclassman for the duration of the day. Join us on any day that is convenient for you.

April 27 through
May 8, 2020

Seventh grade students who can't wait to see what being a Wildcat is all about are invited to visit during the spring semester of 7th grade.

Dress Code:

Wildcats for a Day are asked to dress in our school's dress code. This includes a dress shirt, tie, dress pants, a belt, nice socks, and dress shoes. There are no color requirements for the shirts or pants.


Options include our school cafeteria, a bagged lunch from home, Wendy's (across the street), or the hot dog vendor on campus.  We provide all Wildcats for a Day with a $5 coupon for the school's cafeteria.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis with a maximum capacity of 25 students per day. Registration is now open.

Prospective students should report to the Admissions Office (first floor of the Main Building) at 7:45 a.m. and should be picked up at 2:15 p.m. in the St. Mary's Chapel parking lot.

Due to irregular schedules, certain days will not allow for Wildcat visits. Additional dates may be added as needed.

Contact the Admissions Department at (216) 651-0222 ext. 215 with questions or concerns. 

  • Get to know your host

    We asked our Wildcats for a Day to tell us what the experience was like for them. Here's what they had to say about our hosts: He was… nice, funny, kind, caring, humorous, intelligent, energetic, outgoing, friendly, personable, excellent, great Catholic and Man for Others.

  • Get to know our teachers

    Here's what past Wildcats for a Day had to say about our teachers: They were... outstanding, helping, caring, thoughtful, respectful, very nice, great relationships with students, focused, friendly, likable, very professional, interactive, strict, passionate, good at what they do, helpful, tried to make sure it was fun.

  • Get to know our students

    When asked about our students, Wildcats for a Day described them as... respectful, helping, caring, welcoming, humorous, kind, friendly, positive, supportive, nice, brothers, cooperative, hard-working, fun and well behaved.

  • Favorite Wildcat for a Day Moments

    Wildcats for a Day recall their favorite moments throughout their shadow day: Mr. Howard's class, he is a very nice guy; Rhetorical Arts; Math Class; Free period; Spanish; Economics; Chemistry; All of it!; Free period when my host showed me around the school; English Class; The scavenger hunt we did at the beginning of the day; All, but if I had to pick a favorite, I'd say Latin; The History teacher and the History class.

Admissions Staff