Shadow Program

Here at Saint Francis, we recognize that visiting a school campus is important. During the fall, eighth grade students are welcome to spend a day on our campus shadowing a current Saint Francis student.

While on campus, eighth grade visitors will participate in classroom activities, eat lunch with the student body (which we provide), and meet faculty and staff. 

Shadow dates will begin in mid September and go through mid December. 

Registration for the 2019-20 Shadow Program will open on Friday, Aug. 30 at 2:00 pm.



Because Saint Francis operates on a block schedule, there are two start times for shadow days. Shadow days begin at either 7:50 a.m. or 9:05 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Please refer to your confirmation email to determine the start time for your shadow date.

What to Bring

While eighth grade students are not required to bring anything, we encourage shadows to bring a book in the event that their host has a test or quiz.

What to Wear

In order to have the complete Saint Francis experience, we encourage guests to follow our school dress code.

Boys: Please wear a collared shirts and pants. We ask that you not wear t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, or blue jeans.

Girls: Please wear a sleeved shirt and pants or a skirt. We ask that you not wear t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, sweatpants, or blue jeans.


We provide a slice of pizza and a drink for lunch. Additional items are available for purchase in the cafeteria. If your student has dietary restrictions feel free to bring a bag lunch or contact Katie Mitchell via email at shadow@sfhs.com or via telephone at (650) 968-1213, ext. 270.

Getting to Campus

In order to avoid the morning congestion on campus, we ask that you drop off and pick up your kids in the 600 parking lot near the athletic fields. For your convenience, we have provided a tab above with both a map and directions to the 600 parking lot and Burns Pavilion.

Requesting Hosts

Visitors may request a current Saint Francis student to host them for their shadow visit. While we will do our best to meet your request, it is not a guarantee. Each host is responsible for one guest at a time, so if they have already been paired with a visitor, we will find another host with similar interests. We make every effort to match eighth grade students with one of our underclassmen based on their interests (class schedule, extra-curricular activities, etc.). If a guest has a sibling and wants to sit in on one of their classes, we would ask that it be limited to only one class, and that the host and guest notify Katie Mitchell, the shadow host coordinator, via email.


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Katie Mitchell
Assistant Admissions Director & Shadow Program Coordinator
650 968-1213 ext. 270