The Trouble with Parents: How to Interview for Fit

August 6, 2019

Elizabeth Calderon, Director of Admissions, Marketing & Communications, Mulgrave School, BC & Sarah Scandrett, Head of Admissions and Enrolment Management, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, ON As educational organizations, we can certainly influence the development of a child, but the parents of that child are another matter altogether. How can you ensure that the families you accept understand and support your educational philosophy? Using a mission- and data-centric approach, this presentation share our methodology. We cover approaches used by different schools to assess parent fit for entry and review interview questionnaires that have been designed for parents of students entering preschool and kindergarten, as well as corresponding rubrics. In addition, we look at the data visualization and see how it influences decisions about admission. Should an assessment of parent fit be included in your assessments of a student’s suitability for your school? View this presentation to find out.

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