Wildcat for a Day

September 18, 2017 through November 17, 2017 - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily

Join us and be a Wildcat for a Day!

This is an opportunity for 8th grade students to see what a real day of classes is like at Saint Ignatius. Students will be hosted by an underclassman for the duration of the day. Join us on any day that is convenient for you from September 19, 2016 through November 18, 2016.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis with a maximum capacity of 25 students per day. Prospective students should report to the Admissions Office (first floor of the Main Building) at 7:45 a.m. and should be picked up at 2:15 p.m. in the St. Mary's Chapel parking lot.

Dress Code:

Wildcats for a Day are asked to dress in our school's dress code. This includes a dress shirt, tie, dress pants, a belt, nice socks, and dress shoes. There are no color requirements for the shirts or pants.


Options include our school cafeteria, a bagged lunch from home, Wendy's (across the street), or the hot dog vendor on campus.  We provide all Wildcats for a Day with a $5 coupon for the school's cafeteria.

Due to irregular schedules, certain days will not allow for Wildcat visits. Additional dates may be added as needed.

 Registration will open in August. Contact the Admissions Department at (216) 651-0222 ext. 215 with questions or concerns.


Don't take our word for it. We asked our Wildcats for a Day to tell us what the experience was like for them. Here's what they had to say:

Describe your host:

nice, funny, kind, caring, humorous, intelligent, energetic, outgoing, friendly, personable, excellent, great Catholic and Man for Others

Describe the teachers:

outstanding, helping, caring, thoughtful, respectful, very nice, great relationships with students, focused, friendly, likable, very professional, interactive, strict, passionate, good at what they do, helpful, tried to make sure it was fun

Describe the students:

respectful, helping, caring, welcoming, humorous, kind, friendly, positive, supportive, nice, brothers, cooperative, hard-working, fun, well behaved

What was your favorite part of the day?

  • Mr. Howard's class, he is a very nice guy
  • Rhetorical Arts
  • Math Class
  • Free period
  • Spanish
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • All of it!
  • Free period when my host showed me around the school
  • English Class
  • I liked the scavenger hunt we did at the beginning of the day
  • All but if I had to pick a favorite, I'd say Latin
  • I liked the History teacher and the History class