Rockhurst Spring Shadow Dates
(8th Grade and Transfer Students Only)

Shadow Program

Eighth-grade students and transfer students are invited to spend a day at Rockhurst. This is a great way for an interested student to experience a day in the life of a student at Rockhurst High School.

Eighth graders in the Shadow Program accompany one of our freshmen through his daily schedule of classes. Transfer students in the Shadow Program accompany a student of the same grade. Lunch is on us!

The hours are 7:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on regular days or 8:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. on late-start days.


eighth grade students about their day at The Rock

"I felt like I was already a student at the school."
"I was most impressed with the coordination between students, teachers and iPads."
"Every student seemed to want me to join Rockhurst because it is a great school."
"The teachers were very intelligent and taught in a fun way."
"The classroom environment was a mix between fun and learning."
"I was most impressed with how considerate students were to me."
"My ambassador was very helpful, funny and answered all of my questions."
"Everyone was super friendly and would say hello to me, and that made me feel welcome."
"I was so impressed with how close all of the students and teachers are here."

Contact Department

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Michael Comiskey

    Mr. Michael Comiskey 

    Director of Admissions & Marketing
    (816) 363-2036 ext. 559
  • Photo of Beth Jerome

    Mrs. Beth Jerome 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (816) 363-2036 ext. 557

Where to Meet

All visitors are asked to meet outside of the Office of Admissions, which is located just east of the chapel.  We encourage you to use the entrance known as the circle drive, the most southern driveway, off of State Line Road. Please have your son bring a book to read in case his Ambassador has a test in one of his classes.
More detailed information will be sent to you the week of your son's visit or the week before.  In the meantime, If you have any questions, contact Beth Jerome,

Shadow Program Dress Code

We ask that all visitors comply with our dress code, which is a collared shirt, nice slacks (no jeans or cargo pants, khakis are fine) and tennis shoes. No hooded sweatshirts or full zip sweaters or jackets are allowed to be worn during the day. Quarter-zip sweaters or pullovers are acceptable.
    • Students in class at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City

      Students in class at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City

Open House

The annual Rockhurst Open House is a great opportunity for prospective students and families to see and hear about life at “The Rock.” This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All students and families who have begun, or are beginning, the high school search are welcome. There is no registration necessary.

At the Open House, current students will lead tours around the school and faculty will be available to speak more in-depth about life in the classroom and co-curricular activities.

Eighth grade students are also invited to schedule a “shadow” day at Rockhurst between October and March. During the day, guests will follow a current freshman to all his classes and activities.