A Catholic Girls School in the Benedictine Tradition

Shadow Request

Prospective students are always welcome to spend a day with us by attending various classes, meeting with students and faculty, and touring the campus and school. Shadow days allow prospective students the opportunity to accompany a St. Scholastica Academy student for a half day of classes and lunch (our treat!). 

The Shadow Program will begin on Thursday, September 5th and continue through Tuesday, November 12th, 2019. To schedule a shadow day, please complete the form to the right. A link to select a day to shadow will be provided when the form is complete. A confirmation email will follow.  

Thank you for your interest in the Academy and we look forward to meeting you!

Available Shadow Dates:
  • Shadowing has ended for the fall semester. Spring semester Shadow dates will be posted here in the future.
IMPORTANT: The Shadow Program is not to be used to visit friends for the day. The program is designed for students discerning a high school placement. Visitors are expected to be courteous, attentive, and abide by all school rules.

Thank you for your cooperation in making your visit meaningful.


List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Must students know an SSA student to participate?

    No. Your daughter will be paired with an SSA student with similar interests (i.e. grade level or grade she is entering at SSA).
  • What is the Shadow Program?

    "Shadowing” is a program designed to give your daughter a feel for SSA life. Your daughter will attend classes and eat lunch with a SSA student host.
  • Do visiting students need to pack a lunch?

    Your daughter may pack a lunch or try our food service program, which is provided free of charge for the day. If she wishes to get a snack during the day, please send her with $1-$2. Please note: No gum chewing is permitted on campus, food is not allowed in the classrooms, however, clear bottles of water are acceptable.
  • How do I sign up for a shadow day?

    Sign up directly on-line by completing the event registration to the right.  If you should have any questions, please contact Lynda Ryan, Admissions Director, at 985-892-2540, ext. 104 or lryan@ssacad.org A parent or guardian must arrange the shadow day.
  • Must students be accepted to SSA before they participate in this program?

    No.  The program is reserved for prospective 8th grade students or high school students interested in transferring from another school to SSA.
  • What should visiting students wear when they shadow?

    The dress code for shadow students is very similar to that of the SSA students:

    Acceptable Dress

    • School uniform
    • Skirt (not too short or tight)
    • Blouse
    • Dress
    • Dress pants
    • Shoes with covered toes and heels
    • Tennis shoes
    Unacceptable Dress
    • Denim of any kind (i.e. jeans, jean skirt)
    • Low or revealing necklines
    • Bare midriffs
    • T-shirts
    • Sandals, flip-flops
  • How long is the shadow day?

    Please bring your daughter to the Advancement Office by 7:40 a.m. to sign in, receive her visitor's name tag and meet her student ambassador. She will accompany her ambassador to her first three classes and then join us for lunch. At the end of the lunch period your daughter will return to the Advancement Office to complete her evaluation form. You may pick her up at 1:00 p.m.
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in Covington, Louisiana. Founded in 1903, SSA perpetuates the Benedictine tradition of balancing prayer, work, study, and community in developing adolescent girls into Christian women grounded in the Gospel values of the Catholic faith.
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic girls high school of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As such it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at its schools. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.