Gael for a Day

Experience St. Mary High School for yourself

Come and spend a day at St. Mary High School as a Gael for a Day! St. Mary offers this program to 7th and 8th grade students. You will be paired with a current student and follow their schedule. Gael for a Day participants will not only receive a free lunch and other St. Mary High School memorabilia, but experience to help make an informed decision when choosing a high school.

To arrange your Gael for a Day experience, follow these simple steps:

  • Take a look at your calendar and select a few days that would work with your schedule.
  • Call or email Mr. Ziaya in the Admissions Office at (201) 933-5220 ext. 270 or admissions@stmaryhs.org to set up an appointment.
  • Mr. Ziaya will ask you a few questions to ensure that you receive the best possible experience by pairing you with a student who shares your interests.

On the day of your visit:

  • Arrive at St. Mary by 7:45 AM.
  • Please wear your current school uniform.  If your school does not have a uniform, please dress in business casual attire: dress shirts, slacks, blouses, dress, ties, and dress shoes.  No jeans, hats, or sneakers!
  • We will provide lunch.
  • School ends at 2:00 PM.

Visitors should enter through the main entrance and go to the Main Office on the left, where you will meet Mr. Ziaya and begin your day in the Gael Nation!

Gael for a Day Schedule

Here is what a typical Gael for a Day schedule looks like:

7:45 AM   Arrival at St. Mary

8:00 AM  Tour of Campus

8:30 AM   Meeting with Guidance

8:45 AM   Paired with an SMHS student for class visits

11:00 AM Lunch provided by the cafeteria

1:00PM   Meeting with Athletics & Extracurriculars

1:30 PM   Meeting with Admissions

2:00 PM   Pickup at St. Mary

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