As an educational consultant who has helped families prepare for private school interviews for over twelve years, I can confidently say that the most common mistake parents and middle and high school students make is not talking enough about themselves. People assume that others have their strengths and backgrounds when in actuality each of us is very unique in who we are and what we have to offer. When you’re interviewing at Dalton, Trinity, or Brearley or any other school, talk openly about what is special about your family-the private school admissions director will be interested in hearing.
If you want help with private school interview preparation, I have a few open appointments in the next few weeks. 212-712-2228 or eglickman(at)abacusguide.com