Shadow Visits and Private Tours


UPDATE 8/24/20: Friday Shadow Visits for area 7th and 8th graders have currently been suspended until further notice. Families may e-mail or call 815.741.0500, ext. 214 to schedule a private tour. The admissions office is open Monday-Friday when school is in session from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Shadow Visits and Private Tours
Here at JCA, we realize that each family has specific needs, questions and expectations for their child. Therefore, we offer private tours to families throughout the year. Simply contact the Admissions Office at 815.741.0500 to schedule a mutually convenient time.

Shadow Visits offer seventh and eighth-grade students an individualized experience by pairing a prospective student with a current Angel or Hilltopper who shares his/her academic and extracurricular interests. Students may shadow on most Fridays that JCA is in session from September through April during the regular school hours of 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. 

Current high school students wishing to transfer to JCA are also encouraged to schedule a Shadow Visit and will be offered the opportunity to spend the day at JCA as part of the transfer process. Parents/guardians who are considering having their high school student transfer to JCA should contact the office of the Vice Principal of Faculty and Operations at 815.741.0500, ext. 217.

Click Here to schedule a Shadow Visit for a current seventh- or eighth-grade student, please submit your request online.  A member of the Admissions team will contact you to confirm your Shadow Visit request. Please have all requests in before 12 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the Friday Shadow visit date.

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