Hayesman for a Day

Every student considering Cardinal Hayes High School is encouraged to participate in a Shadow Day, where they can accompany a student for the entire day. This is a great opportunity to experience Cardinal Hayes first hand and to help you decide if Hayes is the right place for you.

Please follow these guidelines for arranging a Shadow Day:

  • Set up an appointment at least five (5) school days before you intend to visit.
  • Present two (2) letters of permission on the day you visit Hayes: one letter from the school Principal releasing you for the day, and a second letter from a parent who agrees to release you for the day.
  • Arrive at Cardinal Hayes no later than 8am.
  • Please wear a dress shirt, tie, pants and dress shoes.
  • Lunch is provided by the school.
  • Dismissal is at 1:50 pm.
The Mission of Cardinal Hayes High School, a community based in Roman Catholic values, is to inspire diverse young men of the New York City metropolitan area to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. We will accomplish this goal by encouraging students' spiritual and intellectual growth through a rigorous college preparatory program of academics, extra-curricular activities, and personal discipline.