The applicant accompanies his host through that day's schedule and becomes familiar with the campus and academic programs. It is also an opportunity to meet some of the students and faculty. Sign-ups for the Class of 2024 begin online Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.
Shadow Days are typically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday beginning the week of Sept. 9 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.
Guests of the “Bronco-for-a-Day” shadow program must be in eighth grade or above (transfer student applicants will be able to 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.
Starting August 21, you can sign up online by clicking on a calendar with available dates. You are required to fill out a short form providing information about your son - where he goes to school, his interests, and contact information. You will automatically receive an email confirmation.
Please check with your school for any conflicts with testing, field trips, sporting events, or other scheduled events before signing up for a specific Shadow Day.
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.)
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. At 2 p.m., your host will return you back to the Office of Admissions to complete a short evaluation. Please confirm with your son when you drop him off if you will meet him in our office or in the parking lot at the end of the day.
Parents, please park in the south parking lot. Contact the Office of Admissions if you would like a campus map.
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. Visiting students must use cash to pay for lunch – debit cards are not accepted.
Also, please bring a book to read in case a teacher gives a test during class.
Cell phones are allowed, however, our guests should turn off their phones and place them in their backpacks until they have completed their shadow day. This will allow our guests to be fully aware of and engaged in their experience.
Please call the Admissions Office at 602-264-5291 ext. 6233 as soon as possible and we will help you reschedule. We often have students on a waiting list for a Bronco-for-a-Day Shadow Day, so we appreciate as much notice as possible.