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Shadow Program

John A. Coleman offers a shadow program, and we encourage all prospective students to participate. The program is for students only, and they are paired with a current Coleman student as their "buddy" for the day. You can even be paired with a friend or relative already attending Coleman. The prospective student attends classes with their buddy, participates in the day’s activities, has lunch, and meets new friends. This day is intended to smooth the transition to Coleman when the prospective student decides he or she is ready to do so.

Coleman has formal shadow programs and days scheduled with couple of local schools such as St. Joseph's and Kingston Catholic. There are also scheduled Shadow Days in February as well as by appointment.

Open House

Open Houses are held each year on the last Sunday in January and a selected Thursday each February. These events will always be posted on our school calendar well in advance. This event is open to both students and parents.


Sunday Open House
  • Meet the Principal
  • Tour of the school
  • Q&A with current students
  • Q&A with current parents
  • Meet all teachers and staff in the cafeteria

Thursday Open House

  • Meet the Principal
  • Tour of the school
  • Sit in on selected classes
  • Meet available teachers and staff
  • Enjoy a day in the life at Coleman

Parents may call the school office to schedule an individual tour of the school. Tours allow the parent and/or student to see the school either during the day, while classes are in session, or after school.

For more information on any of these options, please call or email Ellen Rask in the main office at 845-338-2750.