Shadow Days

Thornton Academy welcomes prospective 6th-12th grade students to experience a day in the life of a TA or TAMS student through a shadow day! Prospective students are matched with current students who share similar interests, and will have the opportunity to meet new friends, participate in classes that interest them, and engage authentically with our school community.

Families are welcome to complete the form below to request a shadow day for the 2023-24 academic year. If you'd like to schedule a campus tour or talk with our Admissions team before requesting a shadow day, please reach out to the Admissions team.

The last day for shadow days at Thornton Academy Middle School (TAMS) will be May 31. The last day for shadow days at Thornton Academy upper school will be May 17.

Shadow Day Request Form

Required

Thornton Academy schedules shadow days for prospective students on typical school days, Monday - Friday during the school year.

Student Namerequired
First Name
Last Name
Parent NamerequiredPerson who will be picking up and dropping off the student.
First Name
Last Name
Person who will be picking up and dropping off the student.
Emergency Contactrequired
First Name
Last Name
At least one week from today, please. (Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
At least one week from today, please. (Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
At least one week from today, please. (Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format)
Entering Graderequired
Would you like a campus tour on the same day as the shadow visit? required
Will the student require any accommodations during their shadow day? required

If the student requires the administration of medications during the school day (8:30 am - 2:45 pm), including the potential of an emergency rescue medication such as an EpiPen, the student’s parent must inform the Admission staff prior to the shadow day to ensure timely notification of our nursing team.

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Stella '26

two girls work together in the library

"I enjoy giving shadow days because of how helpful it is to new students. Not knowing anyone and not knowing your way around school can be hard. It’s nice to help new students feel a little less stressed on their first day!"