Private School Shadow Days


As a courtesy,  we are sometimes able to offer a limited number of shadowing opportunities during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of each school year for 8th graders currently attending a non-SMSD school.

If approved:

  • The 8th grade student will shadow a Link Leader assigned by SME.
  • We are unable to honor requests for students to shadow a specific SME student. 
  • The 8th grade student will shadow only on a date listed on the request form and only during the times listed on the request form.
  • We are not able to offer shadowing opportunities during the 4th quarter because our students are taking and preparing for a variety of exams and are also involved in many end-of-year activities.

Thank you for understanding that we are not able to deviate from these arrangements.

ALL students and parents who are interested in SME are invited to attend our 8th Grade Information Night on Thursday, January 26th, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about courses (such as how regular and honors courses differ, and which courses to take for certain pathways and upper level courses), as well as clubs, activities, and extracurricular opportunities. Details will be posted later on the SME calendar.

Click here for the shadow request form, which includes available dates and instructions. 

More ways to learn about SME:

  • Click this link to take a "virtual" tour of SME!
  • Students who currently attend Indian Hills Middle School will visit SME as a group on Friday, Jan. 27th.
  • Families of students currently attending private or public schools who would like more information about SM East may also contact the main office at 913-993-6600.