I’m applying to K. We’ve done a lot of parent interviews. On the whole they seemed to go well...like almost all...and I’m starting to think they don’t even matter and maybe the directors of admission just want to make sure we are not jerks. Also my kid has done a bunch of zoom interviews, and while it’s painful sometimes to hear her get a lay up question wrong, I think it’s a lot easier for her to chat with someone on zoom for 20 min from the comfort of our home rather than to be dragged all over NYC for play dates. I do wish we could actually see the schools. I feel like I’m falling for whomever has good marketing.
Don't fall for marketing. Talk to as many parents at the different schools as you possibly can, ask pointed questions and listen. At the TTs, unless you are prominent and very connected, it is all about your kid, and the parent interview is more of a formality imo. I could be wrong, I am not in admissions, but this was our experience.
@Anonymous Thanks. We are legacy at a TT, but I honestly don’t love it as much as some of the 2T and 3T schools. Figure we will see how things shake out in Feb and figure it our.
@Anonymous The TTs felt pretty different to us. We loved a couple but didn't apply to others. Talk to parents and ultimtely go with your gut. Good luck!
Talk to parents. That was the most helpful for us. We visited schools multiple times at different events (open house, tour, diversity events). Even if the events are virtual, I would do more than one, it really helped us get a better sense of the school culture.
Me, but for a sibling. Now I understand why child assessments are behind closed doors. Sitting there quietly in the background during the T&E was brutal.