Parent interview tips for private school

Sandy Eiges, MA Education Consultant, shares advice for parents on how to have the best possible interview for your child's private school application process
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Parent interview tips for private school

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Some tips for interviewing at private school. First of all, be yourself. It's not a job interview. They are not there to trick you or trip you up on your answers. Be authentic in talking about your child. This is not the time to be modest about your child, it is a time to be the parents who are the proud parents of your child. Tell them all about yourselves. Tell them about your child. Be engaging. Be authentic. You don't have to dress how you don't normally dress. The more you engage in an interview as if it were just a conversation, the more successful that interview will actually be. They are looking for parents who are going to be comfortable at their school, and who will be part of the school family. Jump in, be enthusiastic, let the interviewer speak, and try to answer their questions to the best of your ability. You don't need to sell your child, just be authentic.

Sandy Eiges, MA Education Consultant, shares advice for parents on how to have the best possible interview for your child's private school application process

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Sandy Eiges, MA

Education Consultant

Sandy Eiges, M.S.W., is the founder of L.A. School Scout™ LLC, the top city-wide admissions consulting company for preschool through college. She is not only knowledgeable about private and parochial schools, K-12, including boarding schools, but she is also an expert in explaining and navigating the myriad public school options as well. She has been interviewed for Spectrum News, Beyond the Brochure, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and is the school admissions expert on the website Kids in the House. Sandy is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). For the past 15 years Sandy’s company, L.A. School Scout™ LLC, has helped parents with the planning and admissions process for preschool, elementary school, middle, high school and college for their children

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