Parent Interview for Shanghai American School
Interviewer: Good morning/afternoon, thank you for coming in today. My name is [Interviewer's Name], and I will be conducting this parent interview on behalf of Shanghai American School. Could you please introduce yourself?
Parent: Good morning/afternoon, my name is [Parent's Name]. I am the parent of [Child's Name] who is applying to Shanghai American School.
Interviewer: Wonderful! It's a pleasure to meet you, [Parent's Name]. Could you tell me a little bit about your child? What are their interests and strengths?
Parent: Of course! My child, [Child's Name], is an enthusiastic learner with a strong interest in science and mathematics. They have always been curious about how things work and enjoy conducting experiments at home. Additionally, they excel in problem-solving skills and have shown great leadership qualities through their involvement in various extracurricular activities.
Interviewer: That sounds impressive! How do you think your child would benefit from attending Shanghai American School?
Parent: As an international school with a diverse community, we believe that attending SAS would provide our child with an excellent education that fosters global citizenship. The rigorous academic curriculum combined with opportunities for cultural exchange would help broaden their perspective and prepare them for success in an increasingly interconnected world.
Interviewer: That aligns well with our school philosophy. Now let me ask about your expectations as parents regarding the school environment at SAS.
Parent: We expect SAS to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment where our child can thrive academically while also developing important social skills such as empathy, respect, and collaboration. We hope that the teachers will be supportive mentors who encourage critical thinking while nurturing creativity.
Interviewer: Those are certainly important aspects of education here at SAS. Lastly, do you have any questions or concerns regarding our admissions process or anything else related to the school?
Parent: Yes, I have a few questions. Firstly, could you provide more information about the extracurricular activities offered at SAS? Secondly, what kind of support does the school offer to students who may need additional assistance academically or emotionally?
Interviewer: Absolutely! We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports teams, clubs for various interests such as music and art, community service opportunities, and more. Regarding support services, we have dedicated counselors and learning specialists who work closely with students to address their individual needs.
Parent: That's great to hear. Thank you for answering my questions.
Interviewer: You're welcome! It was a pleasure speaking with you today. Thank you for taking the time to attend this interview.
Parent: Thank you as well. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from Shanghai American School soon.
Interviewer: Have a great day!
Parent: You too! Goodbye!