Panther For A Day
If you are 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 early January. 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!
You are welcome to request a specific student host for the day in the registration form. Please note that we can only assign hosts who have been trained and approved to host visitors. We will do our best to accommodate your request. If you are interested in a freshman host, please select a visit date beginning in November.
The calendar to schedule your Panther for a Day Visit will open in early September.
Below is information to know about your visit day:
ARRIVAL time is 8:40AM. Please come to the Admissions Office on the 1st floor of St. Ignatius Hall. You are welcome to have your parent/guardian park in the visitor stalls of the parking garage and walk with you to the Admissions Office or drop you off near the elevators. Take the elevator to the 1st floor. The Admissions Office is directly to your right.
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. You may wear appropriate school attire, including jeans.
DEPARTURE time is 2:45PM for most visits. Drivers should park in any open slot in our parking garage and are welcome to come to the Admissions Office to meet you, or you may proceed to the garage and meet your ride there.
- 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 on to 11th Ave E. The garage entrance is on the left at the top of the hill.
- From the south: On I-5 take the Lakeview #167 exit. At the stop sign, take a left on to Lakeview and follow under the freeway. At the second right, turn right on to Roanoke. Go straight through two lights, and then take the first right at 11th Ave E. The garage entrance is on the left at the top of the hill.
- 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. The garage entrance is on the left at the top of the hill.
We look forward to meeting you!