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Open House allows you to see the greater SPX community in action and the Shadow Days allow your student to experience a day in the life of a Golden Lion. If applying this year, we suggest you come to both! If applying in years to come, we suggest coming to Open House!

In order to register for a Shadow Day, you must create a free family account with Ravenna. For Open House, you register upon arrival.

We also have a Pius Preview event each semester for families with younger students looking ahead to their high school future! 

Open House

We welcome all families and students of all grade levels to our Open House. Come see and feel for yourself what our community is all about! Representatives from all academic departments, clubs, and athletic teams will be set up throughout the school to speak with any interested students and families. There is no prior registration required.

Schedule of Events

Presentations by Administrators & Alumni
1:00pm & 3:00pm

Fine Arts Performance
2:00pm

Campus Tours Available
1:00pm-3:40pm (about every 20 minutes)

Shadow Day

A shadow day is the best way for a prospective student to explore what it is like to be a Golden Lion. Shadow day sign up is through Ravenna and only available to students in the eighth grade or older. We designate some shadow days for specific schools sending a large number of their 8th grade students in order to minimize disruption to their academic calendar.


Student Portion: 8:30am – 1:15pm

  • Itinerary: Students will gather for a short information session with our leadership team and then take a tour with our Lion Leaders (junior and senior student leaders). Following the tour, they are matched with a host student (9th or 10th grader) to attend three academic classes and eat lunch.
  • Attire: We ask that students wear their current school uniform if applicable. Otherwise, please have them attend in business casual attire.
  • Materials & Lunch: In case your student attends a class where they are taking a test or quiz, we ask that shadow students bring a book with them. We provide lunch! Students will choose from the menu offered by Sage Dining in our cafeteria.

Parent Portion (Optional): 8:30am – 9:45am

We invite parents to join their students for a short information session with our leadership team and a tour of campus given by junior and senior Lion Leaders. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. After the tour, parents will leave their students to start their day with host 9th and 10th grade students. Pick up is at 1:15pm in the front circle.


Possible Dates

We designate some shadow days for specific schools sending a large number of their 8th grade students in order to minimize disruption to their academic calendar.

Thursday, September 7, 2023 Christ the King
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Immaculate Heart of Mary
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Holy Redeemer
Thursday, October 5, 2023 General Shadow Day - any interested 8th graders
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 St. John the Evangelist & St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 St. Jude the Apostle
Thursday, October 26, 2023 St. Thomas More
Thursday, November 9, 2023 Our Lady of the Assumption
Thursday, November 30, 2023 St. Martin’s Episcopal School
Thursday, December 7, 2023 General Shadow Day - any interested 8th-10th graders
Thursday, January 11, 2024 General Shadow Day - any interested 8th graders
Thursday, January 18, 2024 General Shadow Day - any interested 8th graders
Thursday, February 1, 2024 Upper Grade Only Shadow Day

Tours

For families with 8th grade or older students:

Tours are included as part of our Shadow Day itinerary. Parents are invited to join their students for a portion of the Shadow Day (8:30a-9:45a) which includes an information session with our leadership team and a tour with our Lion Leaders. Registration for each Shadow Day must be completed through Ravenna.

For families with a 5th, 6th, or 7th grade students:

We will also be hosting a Pius Preview event March 7, 2024. The morning will run from 8:30a-9:45a with an information session and tour of campus. Typically this is a parent only event, but if you would like to bring your student, they are welcome to attend. Register here for the Pius Preview this spring!