The "Bronco-for-a-Day" Shadow Program

The applicant accompanies his host through a normal schedule and becomes familiar with the campus, academic programs and meets some of the students. Sign-ups for the Class of 2023  begin online Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Interested students should sign up as soon as possible since available dates fill quickly.

Shadow Days are typically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday beginning the week of Sept. 10 through early December. We have a handful of Shadow Days in January as well. We do not do Shadow Days on Wednesday or Friday because of a modified school schedule. 

The “Bronco-for-a-Day” shadow program allows a prospective student the opportunity to spend a day on campus so that he can make a well-informed decision about Brophy. Guests of the “Bronco-for-a-Day” shadow program must be in eighth grade or above (transfer student applicants may shadow the second semester). Shadowing is not a mandatory part of the application process, but it is a great opportunity to learn more about the Brophy community.

2018-2019 Shadow Program Dates

: 9/10, 9/11, 9/13, 9/17, 9/18, 9/20, 9/24, 9/25, 9/27
October: 10/1, 10/2, 10/4, 10/8, 10/9, 10/11, 10/16, 10/18, 10/22, 10/23, 10/25, 10/29, 10/30
November: 11/1 (MASS), 11/5, 11/6, 11/8, 11/12, 11/13, 11/15, 11/19, 11/26, 11/27, 11/29
December: 12/3, 12/14, 12/6
January: 1/10, 1/15, 1/24

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q Who will I spend the day with at Brophy?

    We assign freshman shadow day hosts from our Diplomatic Corps based on interests (e.g. sports, music, activities, etc.) or middle school; or you can request a Brophy freshman you know. (All hosts are freshmen.)
  • Q Where do I go when I arrive for my Shadow Day?

    Please check in with the Office of Admissions when you arrive on campus. Parents are not required to sign their son in or out. Your son can come to campus with another Brophy student or with a carpool if you like, but he must check in with the Office of Admissions.
  • Q How long is a Shadow Day?

    7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    The school day begins at 8:05 a.m. Student guests should report to the Office of Admissions by the Eller Center for the Arts building at 7:45 a.m.

    Parents, please park in the south parking lot.
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  • Q What is Brophy's dress code for a Shadow Day?

    Wear a collared shirt (polo, button down, etc.), and slacks or shorts with a belt. Any color or pattern is permissible. No denim jeans or gym shorts are allowed. No hats are allowed in the buildings.

    Approximately once a month, there is a mass day and mass dress is required. If shadowing on a mass day, a student must wear a long-sleeved dress shirt, tie, dress pants, dress shoes and belt.
  • Q What do I bring with me on Shadow Day?

    A sack lunch or lunch money. Food service is provided in Harper Great Hall where students may purchase pizza, sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Lunch costs vary, but approximately $6-$7 for lunch and break is sufficient. Students must use cash to pay for lunch - debit cards are not accepted. 

    Please bring a book to read should a teacher give a test during class.