Merrill Middle School

Prospective Students

students in libraryFamilies considering Merrill have three ways to learn about our school in person:

  1. Student Shadows
  2. Parent Tours
  3. Open House (October 3rd 6-7:30pm)

Student Shadowing

Calling all prospective 5th graders!  Join us for a few hours to experience Merrill!  Experience 2 core academic classes, an elective, and lunch & recess.

Prospective students have the opportunity to shadow a current Merrill student for half a day (3 hours and 45 mins). Our Shadow Program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs from the beginning of October until the end of January. We are able to accept 4 Shadows and Tuesdays,  4 on Thursdays, and 4 on Fridays. Please check our availability and sign-up before coming to Merrill.

Shadows are expected to be in the Merrill main office between 8:15 and 8:25 am. Parents are welcome to wait with their student until shadows are taken to classrooms.

Shadow Schedule:

8:30-9:13 1/2 OF CORE 1

9:16-10:32 CORE 2

10:35-11:24 ELECTIVE

11:27-12:16 RECESS & LUNCH

Please do not forget to pack a lunch for your student. (There are no microwaves available).

If you have any questions or would like to make a special request, please feel free to reach out to Jessica Portillo at

Please use the following link to sign up for Merrill’s Shadow Program:

Student Shadow sign-up OCTOBER

Student Shadow Sign-Up NOVEMBER

Student Shadow Sign-Up DECEMBER

Student Shadow Sign-Up JANUARY


Parent Tours

Merrill Middle School tours are conducted on Wednesdays from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM starting from October 3rd, 2019 through January 29th, 2020. Tours last about 60 minutes and start right on time, so please arrive early to allow time for parking and sign-in.

Please use the links below to register for a tour. Your registration may include up to 2 adults.

Parent Tours – OCTOBER

Parent Tours- NOVEMBER

Parent Tours- DECEMBER

Parent Tours- JANUARY

Please feel free to email/call Jessica Portillo with any questions regarding Shadows and Tours:


Thank you and we hope to see you soon!