Shadow Day

Starting a new school is a big decision for a student and their families.  A student Shadow Day is an excellent opportunity for prospective students to experience what MCS has to offer.  Shadow Day allows students to obtain a better understanding of our programs and curriculum and to experience a day at MCS.  Students will be partnered with an MCS student and will "shadow" them through a typical school day.  Students who are shadowing will follow a regular class schedule with students of their same grade level.  Half days are also an option and can be coordinated with the principal.

We welcome all interested students to come and see Maryville Christian School personally!  The Shadow Day experience is open to students in grades 1-12.  Parents are also welcome to observe classes, including preschool and kindergarten.

How do I schedule a Shadow Day for my child?

Shadow days must be scheduled at least a week in advance.

Call or email the appropriate principal to schedule a visit.  

  • Grades 1-6:  Dawn Shillington, Preschool/Elementary Principal, at 865-681-3205, ext. 227 or
  • Grades 7-12:  Mike Thornton, Middle/High Principal, at 865-681-3205, ext. 224 or

Please click HERE to complete a Shadow Day Registration Form.

Where and when do I bring my child the day he/she is shadowing?

Check-in for Shadow students is 7:50 a.m.  Please park in visitor parking and follow the signage to the Main Office.

What should my child wear to Shadow Day?

Shadow students should wear a collared shirt.  On Friday, a Christian themed t-shirt with a crewneck is allowed.

Where and when should I pick up my child from Shadow Day?

Plan to pick your student up at the Main Office at 3:00 or 3:15 p.m., depending on the grade level.

What should my child bring to Shadow Day?

Your child should bring a water bottle, packed lunch, notebook, pen, and pencil.

What should my child do about lunch?

Please bring a packed lunch.  Students may also bring money (50 cents) to purchase milk and/or ice cream.  Please note that students in grades PreK - 3rd can buy ice cream only on Friday.