Admissions Process FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

Shadow Day FAQ

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Shadow Program?

    "Shadowing" is a program designed to give your child a feel for Bishop Gorman life (open to current 8th grade students or high school students interested in transferring to Bishop Gorman). Your student will attend classes and lunch with a Bishop Gorman student host.
  • Must students know a Bishop Gorman student to participate?

    If your student knows someone at Bishop Gorman, they are welcome to request to shadow him/her on the Shadow Day form. Otherwise, your student will be paired with a Bishop Gorman student with similar interests (i.e. activities, sports). Sibling shadows are also permitted.
  • Must students be accepted to Bishop Gorman before they participate in this program?

    Acceptance is not required, however the program is reserved for 8th grade students or high school students interested in attending Bishop Gorman.
  • How do I sign up for a Shadow Day?

    If your child attends one of the BGHS partner schools, we automatically schedule a date for the entire 8th grade class. If your child attends another school, please fill out an application (available in mid-August)
  • What is the Dress Code for Shadow Days?

    Visiting students can expect the following dress code when shadowing at Bishop Gorman:
    Shirts must be collared and tucked in.
    Polo shirts must be solid colors, no patterns, with only small or school logos. Button-up shirts must also be solid colors, with only small or school logos. No plaid or shirt designs permitted.
    Pants must be black, navy or khaki pants.
    Pants must not have designs or denim and may not be frayed, torn, ripped or baggy. It is preferable for young men to wear belts.
    Outerwear must be in line with Bishop Gorman student dress policies.
    Hooded sweatshirts (“hoodies”) are not permitted.
    For young men:
    Young men are expected to be clean shaven with appropriate hairstyles. Prospective male students with hair below the shirt collar must have their hair tied back/up and out of the way in an appropriate manner, as our Bishop Gorman male students are not permitted to have long hair.
    For young women:
    Only school-uniform skirts (from a prospective student’s regular uniform) will be permitted and must be appropriate in length as determined by the administration.
    For all students:
    Closed toe shoes must be worn. Tattoos must be covered. Only ears may be pierced and not in excess. No hats are permitted.
    For a complete list of dress code guidelines, please refer to page 16 of the Bishop Gorman Parent & Student handbook.
  • How long is a typical school day and are visiting students required to stay the entire day?

    Classes begin at 8a.m. and conclude at 2p.m. We suggest that your student shadow for the entire day, but arrangements can be made if he/she is only able to come for part of the day.
  • Do visiting students need to pack a lunch?

    You may pack a lunch or purchase food in the Tiberti Student Commons, which has an extensive menu selection. If purchasing lunch, please send your student with $5 cash.