Greatness for a Day

Become a Cathedral Prep “Man for Greatness” for a day.

The Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary “Greatness for a Day” program is, in other words, a Buddy Day. When partaking in a Buddy Day, a young men interested in attending Cathedral Prep will be paired with a current Freshman and experience the day-to-day life being a student at our school. A young man will have the opportunity to observe Freshman classes, beginning at 7:45am to dismissal at 2:46pm. Also, lunch will be provided for any visiting students.

If you are interested in scheduling your son for a “Man for Greatness for a Day”, please do so at least three days in advance. It will allow us to plan accordingly and appropriately to welcome your son into our home.

Please submit the form below to register, or email

FAQs regarding Greatness for a Day

1. What time should my son arrive?

Arrival should be between 7:30am and 7:45am. Please come through the main entrance on 92nd street. Father Fonti will greet you at the door.

2. What  should my son wear?

If your son attends a school that requires him to wear a uniform, please have him wear that uniform.

If you son does not attend a school that requires a uniform, please have him wear a polo, dress pants, a belt, and dress shoes.

3. What should my son bring for the day?

Your son is not expected to take notes but he is more than welcome to bring a notebook and do so.

Cathedral Prep will provide a free lunch to our visitors, but if your son has severe food allergies, please have him bring an EpiPen and his own personal lunch (He is still welcome to our free lunch if there are food items that he can eat).

4. Who will be my son’s buddy for the day?

Each young man will be matched up with a freshman for the day. They will follow him throughout the day from homeroom till the last bell of the day. If he knows a freshman, he is more than welcome to spend the day with that specific freshman.

5. Where will my son put his belongings?

Each visitor is designated a locker on the 3rd floor. We ask that he puts his personal belongings in the locker, especially his cell phone, wallet, and keys.

6. What time should I expect my son to leave?

Cathedral Prep’s last bell is at 2:46pm. Then, announcements will be made then your son will be escorted to the Main Office and his day officially ends. Please note, Cathedral Prep will provide an absent note at the end of the day, proving that your son was a visitor.

"Greatness for a Day" Inquiry