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. This year's Wildcat for a Day shadowing opportunities will be offered between September 11 - December 8, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. We will open registration at the end of summer 2023.
All prospective students interested in participating in Wildcat for a Day must register through I-Apply, Saint Ignatius High School’s new admissions portal. By completing our Inquiry Form on our website, you will have access to our admissions resource board and will be able to complete registration for all of our Fall 2023 admissions events.
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.
If you would like to request a specific host, we ask that you submit your request to Pat O'Rourke at email@example.com at least two full days prior to your visit so that we have enough time to arrange the hosts.
In order to request hosts, please email a list of three names (in order of preference) to Mr. O'Rourke, tell us how (and/or how well) you know them, and ask if your son has the student's cell phone number. If not, we suggest that he might want to acquire it in case we need to track anyone down throughout the day.
If your son does not know anyone personally, we can pair him up with his SEP counselor, a student who attended the same grade school, or by hobby/sport/academic subject. We want your son to have a wonderful day, and having a host that they have something in common with usually helps set the visitor at ease.
Please note that we will do our best to meet their requests. However, we do want them to see two classes when they visit, so if one of their choices has a free period, we'll go to the next person on their list.