Wednesday, November 11

va: kids for diversity | interview questions

Cherry Campus (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) Interview Highlights
We will not be asking all these questions, only a couple for each student (maybe 2-5 questions each?)

  • Diversity
    • What would the school be like if everyone was like you?
    • How did you become friends with your best friend?
  • The Application Process
    • Free Tuition
      • Do you think it costs a lot of money to go to this school?
    • Lottery / Sibling priority
      • What’s it like to go to school with your sibling(s)?
  • Before School
    • Free door-to-door busing
      • Can you explain how you got to school today?
      • What is your morning routine like?
    • Opens at 7:30
      • What do you do when you’re dropped off to school early?
  • During School
    • Describe a regular school day for you.
  • Clubs/Activities
    • Robotics
      • What do you do in your Robotics club?
      • What other activities do you do and what’re they like?
  • After School
    • After school tutoring
      • What is after school tutoring like?
      • Did it help you understand your school work?
    • After school care (The Y)
      • Explain what you do after school.
      • What kind of games do you get to play in after school care?
    • Schoolwork / Homework
      • How do your parents help you with your homework?
      • Can your parents speak French?
  • Vacation
    • Summer program
      • What do you do in the summer?
      • What’re the summer programs like?
    • Trip to France
      • Have you heard about the summer trip to France?
      • Do you think you are going to go?
      • Did your big brother or sister go?
  • Overall
    • French-Immersion
      • learning a new language
        • How is learning French going so far? Is it difficult?
      • French speaking - not French school
        • What did you learn in class today?
        • Do you know where your teacher is from?
    • free uniform closet
      • Where did you get your uniform? Did you buy it?
  • Personal Questions / Random / Ice Breakers
    • What’s your favorite French word and what does it mean?
    • What’s a funny word in French?
    • Does speaking French help you… (say something ridiculous).
      • tie your shoes?
      • make more friends?
      • (make you) nicer than other kids?
      • Then what does it help you do?
    • If you could be anything what would you be?
    • If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

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Oak Campus (4th-8th grade) Interview Questions

  • Personal Questions / Random / Ice Breakers
    • If you could have any ability, what would it be?
    • If you could make a movie, how would it start?
    • If you had a million dollars, what would you do first and why?
    • If you could create your own world, what would it be like?
    • What’s a fun thing you like to do during lunch/recess?
  • Diversity
    • What does it mean to be normal? Different?
    • Can you describe what it would be like if everyone in school was like you?
    • Why do you think diversity is important?
    • How can people who are different still work together?
  • Overall
    • French-Immersion
      • What was it like going from the Cherry campus to the Oak campus?
      • How is learning French going for you so far?
      • What did you learn in class today?
      • Do you know where your teacher is from?
      • What’s the most difficult/easiest thing you’re learning in class right now?
    • Free uniform closet
      • What do you think about having a uniform? Do you like it and why?
      • How can students get a uniform if they can’t afford one?
      • Why is it important to have a free uniform closet?
  • The Application Process
    • Free Tuition
      • How much do you think it costs to go to this school?
      • Why is this school free? Is it important that it’s free?
    • Lottery / Sibling priority
      • What’s it like to go to school with your sibling(s)?
      • What would it be like if your siblings did NOT go to school with you?
  • Before School
    • Free door-to-door busing
      • What is your morning routine like?
      • What do you do in the morning to get ready?
  • During School
    • Describe a regular school day for you.
    • What do you usually eat for lunch?
    • Does someone pack a lunch for you?
    • What’s your favorite thing to eat and why?
  • Clubs/Activities
    • What do you do in ____ club?
    • What do you usually do after school?
  • After School
    • After school tutoring
      • What is after school tutoring like?
      • Did it help you understand your school work?
    • After school care (The Y)
      • Explain what you do after school.
      • What kind of games do you get to play in after school care?
    • Schoolwork / Homework
      • How do your parents help you with your homework?
      • Can your parents speak French?
      • If you don’t know a difficult word in French, what do you do?
  • Vacation
    • Summer program
      • What do you do in the summer?
      • What’re the summer programs like?
    • Trip to France
      • Are you going to go to France? Do you have any plans? Nervous, excited…
        • How do you feel about going alone to France?

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