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Student Shadow Days

Prospective students are encouraged to shadow a current SMCHS student before making the decision to attend Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Incoming freshman students will be paired with a current SMCHS freshman with the same interests. Shadow Days are from 8:15 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please, no jeans, short shorts, skirts, tank tops, or sandals while shadowing. If you are interested in participating in the shadow Program please follow the link below and complete the "Shadow Information" section. When you do so, you will select the date you would like to shadow on.

*Please note: Shadow days are limited to 30 visiting students each Shadow Day, so reserve your date as Shadow Days fill up quickly. Please call Rhonda Ury in the Admissions Office at (949) 766-6076

Schedule a Shadow Day Now

2018-19 Shadow Dates:

Thursday, September 20

Thursday, November 15

Thursday, February 21
Friday, September 28Friday, November 16Thursday, February 28
Wednesday, October 10 (Rally Day)Friday, December 7Friday, March 1
Wednesday, October 17Friday, January 11Thursday, March 7

Friday, October 19

Wednesday, January 16Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, October 25Friday, January 18 (Rally Day)Friday, March 15 (Rally Day)
Monday, October 29Thursday, January 24Friday, April 12
Wednesday, November 1 (Mass Day)Thursday, January 31Tuesday, April 16
Friday, November 9Tuesday, February 12Wednesday, May 8
Monday, November 12Friday, February 15

Campus Tour

If you would like a personalized tour of the campus, please call Santa Margarita's Admissions Office at
(949-766-6076) or send an email to admissions@smhs.org.

Open House

Fall Open House - Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Winter Open House - Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In the Moiso Pavilion

Drop by and learn why Santa Margarita Catholic High School is ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation. Presentations from school administrators will include information on the following topics:

  • Affording SMCHS and our Tuition Assistance Program
  • Eagle Bus Transportation
  • The Placement Exam
  • Admissions Process
  • Honors Placement
  • Academic Programs
  • Campus Life including our Campus Ministry Programs

Campus Tours will be available, and teachers and coaches from our academic departments and athletic teams will be present to answer questions.

Eagle Pride 8th Grade Visit Day

8th Grade Visit Day - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

Would you like to know if Santa Margarita Catholic High School is the high school for you?

Are you an 8th grade student wishing to attend one of the best Catholic high schools in the nation?
Would you like to discover the many clubs, sports, and activities you can get involved in at Santa Margarita?
Are you interested in seeing the amazing facilities available to students on the Santa Margarita campus?


If you answered YES to any of these questions, join us for our Eagle Pride 8th Grade Visit Day!

The morning will include:
  • Presentations by SMCHS students, faculty, and administrators
  • Interactive tours of the campus showcasing our 42-acre site.
  • Each student will receive lunch and a special gift. To sign up for 8th Grade Visit Day, please contact your current school to see if your school is making plans for your 8th grade class to visit in the fall. If your current school is not organizing a visit to our school, and you would like to make an individual reservation, please call Santa Margarita's Admissions Office at 949-766-6076 or send an email to admissions@smhs.org

Athletic Information Night

Athletic Information Night - Nov. 12, 2018

6:30-8 p.m. Moiso Family Pavilion

  • Meet coaches
  • Sign-up for summer camps
  • Learn about our top-ranked athletic program including CIF and club sports

For more information contact the Admissions Office at 949-766-6076 or admissions@smhs.org