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Visit Mary Help

During the year, the Office of Admissions hosts special events to help prospective students and their families become familiar with everything that Mary Help has to offer. In addition to campus events, we make several visits to elementary schools, high school nights, and community events across Bergen and Passaic Counties.
Blue Jay for a Day
Prospective students are cordially invited to Be a Blue Jay for a Day! Shadows will spend the day at MHC Academy and experience our classes and facilities firsthand.
Parents, please complete the online form to request a shadow visit. While completing the form, be sure to give as much detail as possible about your daughter. This will ensure her shadow day is tailored to her individual interests and hobbies. After submitting your request, you will receive an email from our Director of Admissions to confirm the details of your daughter's visit.
2022-23 Blue Jay for a Day Shadow Dates 
In-person visits conducted to give our guests the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Mary Help Blue Jay.
Virtual meetings will be coordinated by the Director of Admissions between the prospective student and two MHCA ambassadors. Meetings usually last approximately 30 minutes. They will be scheduled at the convenience of the prospective student. Guests are encouraged to treat it like an interview of the ambassadors. Come with your questions and notepad!
Tips for a Successful Shadow Day (pre/post-COVID)
  1. Please arrive by 8:30 am on your scheduled shadow day and report to the main office lobby where the Director of Admissions and Blue Jay Ambassadors will greet you.
  2. Pick up is at 1:30 pm in the main office lobby.
  3. Lunch will be provided, unless our guests prefer to bring their own.
  4. Visiting students are asked to wear their current school uniform. Students who do not wear uniforms should dress neatly and appropriately for a Catholic school setting.
  5. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for the Office of Admissions to get back to you after submitting a form. If you have any questions, contact us at 973.790.6200, x148.
Open House 
Wednesday, September 28th 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 23rd 12 pm
Thursday, April 27th 6:30 pm
We are extremely excited to invite you to our In-Person Open House. Open Houses are an important starting place for the admissions process. During these events, visitors are invited to learn more about the Academy through informational presentations by the Mary Help community. Along with the presentations, visitors are led by our Student Ambassadors on a tour of our picturesque campus and amazing facilities. All visitors MUST PRE-REGISTER. Please use our online form to to pre-register for the best date and time for you today. Thank you for your interest in Mary Help!
Preview Day - limited spaces available
Friday, November 18th 8 am - 12 pm
Preview Days at MHC Academy are an exciting way for students to experience Mary Help firsthand. While many schools offer shadow days and campus tours, Preview Day allows us to welcome cohorts of middle school students to spend a morning at the Academy, sample our course selection, and enjoy special presentations from our student athletes and performers.
It is especially important that interested students register in advance for Preview Day, as this information helps us plan a personalized experience for each student. If you have questions about Preview Day or any other Admissions event, please email the Office of Admissions directly at [email protected] .
Campus Tours
We encourage you to join us at our Open Houses for the most informative tours. However if you can not make one we can arrange a private tour with our student ambassadors to show you the beauty of our scenic campus.