Visit SBA

Visit SBA


Visiting the St. Benedict at Auburndale campus is a must when students and families are making the decision about where to attend high school. Being in our halls and meeting the members of our SBA family really give visitors a sense of what life is like at SBA. Mark your calendars now to learn more about what makes SBA the right choice for YOU!  Check back soon for dates for these exciting admission events.
If you have questions, contact Terri Heath at or call 901-260-2840.


Tuesday, February 26       8:30 am – 12:40 pm (This event is full)
Tuesday, March 5              8:30 am – 12:40 pm

If you are a current eighth grade student or high school student wishing to transfer, you are invited to schedule a Shadow Day at SBA. These half-day shadows are reserved for students who have not had the opportunity to visit SBA during 8th Grade Visit Days and/or “Be an Eagle Day.”  Students attending a Shadow Day will be paired with a current SBA student and will have the opportunity to experience SBA by hearing from our Administration and Admissions Staff, attending classes and enjoying lunch in the Eagle Café.

Space is limited, reservations required!


FRIDAY, MARCH 22 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Calling all 7th graders! Join us for a fun and informative afternoon at SBA, where students and parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the SBA Experience.
Deadline to register March 18, 2019



MARCH 23rd

The Pre-HSPT offers 7th-grade students a way to prepare for the HSPT.  It will familiarize students with the test content and structure. The comprehensive scoring report will provide early feedback and help students identify strengths and any areas for improvement. Deadline to register March 18, 2019 

When: Saturday, March 23 check-in begins at 8:30am. No-one admitted after 8:45am, testing begins at 9am and concludes at 12pm.   

Cost: $20.00

Register Today: SPACE IS LIMITED 

Spring Fling 

JOIN US! Thursday, March 28 @ 4:30 pm

This campus-wide showcase is designed to give our guests the opportunity to learn more about the SBA community.  Open to all new prospective students and their families, there is something for everyone. During Spring Fling families will have the chance to:

  • Tour our campus
  • Meet our faculty and staff
  • Meet current SBA students
  • Learn about our academic programs, athletic teams and extracurricular activities
  • Attend Fine Arts events 
    • Spring Art Show -  enjoy art by SBA students
    • SBA Theatre Spring Musical - The Adams Family – special ticket pricing
  • Attend an athletic event – those interested may attend the games of their choice compliments of the Office of Admissions

Reservations encouraged, walk-ins welcome!


Can't make it to one of our scheduled events?   Contact Director of Admissions Terri Heath or call 901-260-2873 to schedule a private campus tour.  We ask that you give us 48 hours notice when scheduling your visit. 

Additonal Opportunities to learn about SBA



8th-grade students have the opportunity to experience “8th-Grade Visit Days”.  This structured program allows students and parents see snapshots of what a typical day is like at SBA. Visitors will tour campus, experience student life and meet SBA students and faculty. 

Do you attend a local Catholic middle school?

Your Visit Day will be scheduled via your respective school principal. Since the entire class comes for the Visit Day the student is not required to register, however, we do ask that ALL PARENTS planning to attend with their student register for planning purposes.

Do you attend a public or non-Catholic private school?

We invite you and your parents attend one of the scheduled Visit Days. 

“BE AN EAGLE DAY” – 8th Grade Shadow Day

This is your introduction to The Nest! 

Current 8thgrade students are invited to spend the day on the SBA campus with a SBA student. Experience the typical freshman day, enjoy lunch in the Eagle Café and attend one of our famous pep rallies in The Nest!  

Public School Preview Day

Shadow day for 8th-graders and high school students currently enrolled in public school.  We set aside this day exclusively for public school students wishing to experience a day as an Eagle.  You will be paired with a current SBA student, attend classes, hear from our Administration and Admissions staff and enjoy lunch in the Eagle Café. 

High School Placement Test Prep Session

The Prep Session prepares 8th grade students for the High School Placement Test.  Students learn what to expect on the exam, review the material covered on the exam and discover test-taking strategies. 

High School Placement Test (HSPT®)

Receipt of the Application for Admission and $75 application fee serves as official registration for the High School Placement Test (HSPT®) at SBA.