Eighth-Graders: You Are Invited to Spend a Day with Us!

One of the most effective ways for prospective students to experience St. John’s is to spend a class day with us. Eighth-grade students will have the opportunity to explore our campus, meet our faculty and students and experience the many opportunities St. John's has to offer.

Eighth-grade students will be paired with a current freshman ambassador to observe four classes and enjoy a complimentary lunch in our Cassidy Commons Dining Hall.

We are now on a waitlist for our eighth-grade visits. Please complete this online form to be placed on the waitlist. You will be contacted when an opening becomes available. All admitted ninth-graders will also have the opportunity to visit once decision letters have been mailed.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: How do I schedule a visit day?

    To schedule your visit, please use our online form or contact the Admissions Office at 202-363-2316, ext. 1069.
  • Q: What time should I arrive at St. John’s to start my day?

    Most days begin at 10:00 am and end at approximately 2:15 pm. The specific times for each date may vary due to our schedule. The exact times will be communicated in your confirmation letter.

  • Q: Where should I go?

    Please arrive at the Admissions Office, located in the Scaggs Center. Enter via the 27th Street entrance off Military Road. Once you enter the campus, you will immediately see the Scaggs Center directly in front of you. You may park in any open spot around the circle or in the parking lot adjacent to the circle.

  • Q: Can I request a specific ambassador?

    When scheduling, your parents may request a specific ninth-grade student or let us know any classes, sports or activities that interest you. We will pair you with the perfect host!

  • Q: What’s for lunch?

    Lunch will be provided in our beautiful dining hall, the Cassidy Commons.

  • Q: What do I need to bring?

    Just bring yourself! We will provide you with an iPad to use for the day. This way you will be able to fully experience our 1:1 Educational Technology Program.
  • Q: What should I wear?

    Girls should wear a dress, skirt or school uniform. Boys should wear a shirt and tie, or a school uniform if it includes a tie. Please, no jeans or sneakers.
  • Q: What about my parents?

    At the end of the day, visitors will be dropped off at Donohoe Hall to meet their parents. A concluding presentation will be held at 1:55 pm, unless otherwise noted in your confirmation letter. Parents are invited to attend the presentation. The presentation and visit day will end by 2:15 pm.

Have a special interest? Be sure to let us know.

Please remember to tell the Admissions Office if you are interested in any of the following:
  • Honors classes
  • A specific sports team
  • De La Salle Scholars Program
  • Cadet Corps
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Student clubs and organizations

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