Learning about potential high schools is an exciting, but sometimes challenging process. As you prepare for the high school application process, we encourage you to learn about Fenwick, by attending an open house, scheduling a shadow day below and to send us your questions. We also hope that you will attend the many other events we host throughout the year such as athletic games and fine arts performances. Eighth graders who feel that Fenwick is the right fit and wish to apply, must take the Archdiocesan Entrance Exam at Fenwick in order to be considered for admission. The exam is held each year in early December.
If you ever require more information than is available on this website, please contact Cathy Kaszuba in the Admissions Department at (708) 386-0127, ext. 109, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also fill out an Admissions Inquiry and we will be in touch with you.
Get the Fenwick Friar experience by signing up for a shadow day and being a Friar for a day. Eighth grade students are welcome to visit Fenwick during the fall semester (from September 11th–November 16th, 2018) and 7th grade students are welcome during the spring semester (February 19th–May 3rd, 2019).
How it Works
Students will be paired with a Fenwick Student Ambassador, one with whom the student shares common interests. If the junior high visitor has a sibling who is a student at Fenwick and would like to shadow him or her, please inform the Admissions Department of that person when the appointment is made. This does not guarantee a shadow day with that particular student.
A student can shadow any day of the week Fenwick has classes, except Mondays. Check with your elementary school to see if they have a specific day scheduled for students to shadow high schools.
Shadow days begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. unless there is a special schedule for the day. Shadows will be given a voucher to use in the Student Cafeteria to purchase a lunch.
What to Wear
Fenwick High School maintains a uniform dress code. We ask that shadows adhere to our dress code.
Boys: Dress pants, dress shoes and a collared shirt. Polo style shirts are acceptable. Fenwick students are required to wear a tie, so if the shadow feels comfortable wearing one, he may feel free to do so.
Girls: Dress pants or dress skirt and dress shoes.
Absolutely NO jeans, gym shoes, T-shirts, sweat pants, sweat shirts, sleeveless or mid-drift tops allowed. Shadows will not be allowed to attend classes if they are inappropriately dressed.
How to Schedule a Shadow Day
In order to accommodate your preferred shadow day date, please contact the Admissions Department at least one week in advance.
Schedule your shadow day
Complete the online Shadow Day Form
Contact Shadow Program Coordinator
(708) 386-0127, ext. 109
Entrance Exam Process
In order to gain admission to Fenwick High School, you must sit for the exam at Fenwick.
A request of an applicant’s middle school standardized tests and report cards will be made after the child sits for the exam.
The student should bring No. 2 pencils and the $25 examination fee (cash or check made payable to Fenwick High School)
Students will be tested on reading, grammar and mathematics skills.
Calculators cannot be used for this exam.
Enter the building though our parking lot entrance on East Avenue.
Students should dress comfortably for the exam.
Students will be dismissed between 11:30 a.m. and noon.
Families will be notified of the student's admissions status via mail after February 1st. Results cannot be disclosed prior to that date.