Saint Francis Shadow Program Information

The Shadow Program is a wonderful opportunity for eighth graders to visit the Saint Francis campus and experience a day as a Saint Francis student. Below you will find some helpful information about the SFHS Shadow Program:


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 9:00 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 or via telephone at (650)-968-1213 x 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 webpage 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.


Saint Francis High School1885 Miramonte AvenueMountain View, California 94040650 968-1213Fax: 650 968-1706
powered by finalsite