Private school campus visit

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  1. katerinaver

    katerinaver Rookie

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    Hello,
    I have been invited to a campus visit, visiting with all the deans, administrators etc..and teaching a lesson. A bit nervous as it is my first time but very very excited!!!
    A couple of questions:
    - Do schools often invite several interviewees for on campus visits and then make a decision?
    - What kind of things should I do and NOT do during this interview process?
    Any help or knowledge is much appreciated!
    Happy easter!:):
     
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  3. justwanttoteach

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    In California it's common. My best advice is this: treat it as an interview, even if they say it's not. Research the school. Read their website, note the demographics, and think of some thought provoking questions. When I went on a tour of a Christian school I had a lot to go on using my own experience having attended a christian school. You don't need to be an expert but show them you are familiar with the culture and goals of this school. DONT JUST walk silently through campus. Make a point to talk to teachers/staff when possible! Good luck !! (I did all these things and was asked back for a second interview with the
    Grade level team)
     
  4. physteach

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    We only have one candidate at a time, but it is a fairly grueling day. The candidates meet everyone they might work with, talk about curriculum, teach a lesson, meet some kids, etc.
     
  5. Bunnie

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    I interviewed at one of NYC's elite private schools last year and the setup was like this.

    Just be yourself. You'll meet a lot of people who will ask you a variety of different questions. Also come prepared with tons of questions to ask different staff members.

    And if you are lucky they will serve you lunch. I think my interview/tour was from about 9-3.

    I interviewed by myself, but I have a feeling they interview several candidates on different dates or on the same date but give a different schedule.
     
  6. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    I agree with justwanttoteach that culture is very important - even more important than in a public school. Part of what a private school sells is their culture. Good luck!
     

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