Be a Bell for a Day!

Shadow Day registration opens on
AUGUST 28, 2024


The Shadow Program welcomes 8th grade students who wish to explore Bellarmine for high school. You can be a Bell for a day by following a current Bellarmine student (freshman or upperclassman) to their classes. A shadow visit runs from 8:15AM-12:50PM and will give visiting students a great look into Bellarmine’s unique community, spirited students, and engaging classes.

Before registration opens, all families are required to open a Ravenna account in order to sign up for a shadow event and all events for admissions.

Register for a Shadow Day!

  1. Complete a profile on Ravenna.
  2. Select a Shadow Date.
  3. Complete the Shadow Interest Form after selecting a shadow date.

We look forward to seeing you!

More Information about Shadow Days

Month Dates
September 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 22
November 6, 7, 13, 14


Optional: Morning Parent Coffee
Admissions Process Overview and Q&A

  • After ensuring your sons are matched up with their guides, the Director of Admissions will host a brief overview and then Q&A from 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM at the start of every Shadow Event.
  • Parents/Guardians may attend the morning meeting on the day of their child’s shadow event or may select a different morning to attend.
  • Registration is not required to attend the parent meeting.

Shadow on your own

Shadow on your own and the Admissions Office will select a shadow guide for you based on your shadow interest form.

Shadow with a buddy

Plan ahead of time! When selecting the buddy option, BOTH students need to coordinate, register for the same shadow date, and provide the name of your buddy on the shadow form. It is recommended that both students agree ahead of time to coordinate their shadow visit before registering. Please be aware that when buddies attend a shadow event together, the one shadow guide may not share all the interests of both students.

  • 8:15 AM Shadow Drop Off
  • 8:20 AM Shadow Student and Guide Meet & Greet
  • 8:30-9:35 AM Shadow Student attends Block A
  • 9:35-10:20 AM Community Time- Snack, campus tour, and exploration of specific interests
  • 10:30-11:35 AM Shadow Student attends Block B
  • 11:45-12:50 PM Shadow Student attends Block C
  • 12:50 PM Shadow Guide dismisses Shadow Student