Shadow Days

Choosing the right high school can be an exciting but challenging process. A Shadow Visit allows your future Elder Panther to walk in the shoes of a current student during the course of a normal school day. Your son will be greeted by his host at the start of his day, have the opportunity to speak with current students and our esteemed faculty members, walk the halls during a campus tour, and experience the Elder classroom.

2023-2024 Shadow Dates

Shadow Days are for current 8th grade boys and prospective transfer students. We look forward to seeing you on campus! Please click the button below to schedule your visit on one of the dates listed below:

  • September 22, 29
  • October 13*, 18, 20, 25, 27
  • November 3, 15, 20, 29
  • December 1, 5
  • January 12
* - New Shadow Day option (Oct. 13)

If none of these preferred dates work for your schedule, then please contact Mr. Joe Pieper at 513-921-3429 or

Additional Shadow Day Details

Arrive to the Schaeper Center (accessed from Glenway Ave) between 7:30 and 7:45 A.M. Dismissal will begin at approximately 1:40 P.M. from the Schaeper Center. 

Shadows are permitted to wear “Purple Friday” attire. Any form of Elder Spirit Wear, along with jeans/sweatpants/shorts, and gym shoes is acceptable. If you do not own any Elder Spirit Wear, then feel free to dress comfortably. 

Your son will receive a lunch voucher for use in the cafeteria. Students are welcome to bring additional items. CLICK HERE to view our lunch menus, check calories, allergens, and  carbohydrate counts...just hover over or click a menu item and you will see all its information.

In Case of Illness:
If your son is feeling sick in the days prior to his shadow day, then please contact Mr. Joe Pieper at or 513-921-3429 to reschedule his visit.

Additional Notes:
Your son is permitted to bring a phone; however, it may not be used during the school day. Other electronic devices are not permitted. Your son does not need to bring anything else with them for the day. More information will be communicated prior to your son's shadow day.

Open House

November 9, 2023, 4:00-8:00 P.M.
Our Open House offers prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn more about Elder High School through campus tours and by talking with teachers, coaches, and current students. We look forward to seeing you in November! Reservations required. Click or tap on button below to register for Open House!

Register to win a $1,000.00 tuition grant!
  Must attend Open House to be eligible. Grant awarded to an incoming freshman only. Cannot be transferred. No cash value. Can only be used at Elder High School. Elder reserves the right to adjust grant or other awards based on student’s total financial award package.

Admissions Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Brian Hiles

    Mr. Brian Hiles 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Joseph Pieper

    Mr. Joseph Pieper 

    Admissions Manager
  • Photo of Lisa Grubbs

    Mrs. Lisa Grubbs 

    Admissions Coordinator