Panther For A Day
Panther For A Day
If you are an 8th grader considering applying to Prep, you are most welcome to visit Prep for the school day through our Panther for a Day program. Visits take place from late September to mid-December. You will be paired with a Prep freshman or sophomore host and attend classes and lunch with them. These visits are optional and do not impact admissions decisions. However, we highly encourage you to make an appointment, and come see what happens on a typical day at Prep!
Panther for a Day registration has closed. However, we are committed to offering a Panther visit for all 8th graders who want to experience Prep. To be placed on the wait list, please complete the wait list form.
You are welcome to request a specific student host for the day in the registration form. Please note that we can only assign hosts in 9th and 10th grade who have been trained and approved to host visitors. We will do our best to accommodate your request. If you are interested in a freshmen host, please select a visit date beginning in November. Additionally, students are permitted to host only one 8th grader for the duration of the day (multiple visitors cannot be matched with one host). For questions about Panther for a Day visits, please contact Jordan Alcantara.
Already have a visit scheduled? Here's what you need to know:
ARRIVAL time is 8:40 AM. Please come to the Admissions Office on the 1st floor of St. Ignatius Hall. Your parent/guardian will need to find street parking. Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that parked cars do not block driveways.
BRING a book in case your student host has a test. You are welcome to bring your lunch, or we will treat you to lunch in our cafeteria! You will be in and out of buildings, so please bring a jacket. Please wear appropriate school attire; jeans are fine.
DEPARTURE time is 3:00 PM. Drivers should wait for visitors on 11th Ave East in front of St. Ignatius Hall. Drivers are also welcome to come inside to the Admissions office in St. Ignatius Hall.
NEED TO CANCEL? Please log in using the username and password you used to schedule the visit and click on the red Cancel link. Canceling your visit online enables another student to register for that date, and we appreciate your assistance in this regard. If you need to cancel the day before or the day of your visit, please contact Jordan Alcantara.
- From the north: On I-5, take the Roanoke exit, #168A. At light, take a left on Roanoke. Go straight through two lights, and then take the first right onto 11th Ave E. Proceed up the hill to find street parking.
- From the south: On I-5, take the Lakeview, exit #167. At the stop sign, take a left onto Lakeview and follow under the freeway. At the second light, turn right onto Roanoke. Go straight through two lights, and then take the first right at 11th Ave E. Proceed up the hill to find street parking.
- From the east: On 520 westbound, take the Roanoke exit. Turn right on Roanoke. Go straight through one light, then take the first right at 11th Ave E. Proceed up the hill to find street parking.
We look forward to meeting you!