Interview

HSS is committed towards each student’s academic development, while simultaneously focusing on the development of habits and life-long values. Prior to admission, an interview and test is conducted between members of the admissions committee and the parents in order to build a strong foundation for a life-long relationship.

Interview Tips & Guidelines:

  • Please expect to spend approximately 30 minutes on campus. The interview should not last more than 15 minutes.
  • Punctuality is of great essence. Please reach at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time.
  • Parents are expected to dress and behave professionally. Assessing and evaluating the decorum of the parents is a key component of the interview.
  • All cell phones must be kept on silent during the interview.
  • The interview focuses on areas that are related to our core curriculum.
  • To prepare your child for the interview, help them to listen and follow simple instructions.
  • Prepare your child by asking them to observe surroundings, numbers, colors, shapes, alphabets, certain words written on books, newspapers or the display boards at shops and malls.
  • When your child speaks or writes, keep encouraging them in order to build their confidence.
  • Ask open-ended questions that give the child an opportunity to think critically and answer.
  • Parents must be extremely patient and must not get nervous during the interview, otherwise the child will end up fearing the interview as well.

Pre Nursery

Procedure
$99.99
The children are not tested.
Admission is based on interview of parents and the child.
Purpose of Interview
$99.99
To find out the parents’ approach towards education
To understand their expectations about schooling.

Nursery

Purpose
$99.99
Both parents and the child appear for an interview.
Procedure
$99.99
Puzzles and picture depiction
Purpose of Interview
$99.99
Speech, cognitive and motor skill developments.

Kindergarten

Procedure
$99.99
Both parents and the child appear for an interview
No written test for children. Child is screened for readiness for KG during the interview and through manipulatives.
Topic
$99.99
Puzzle and picture depiction
Conversation to gauge child’s current growth status, social and emotional readiness, manipulatives to assess gross motor development cognition and fine motor skill
Duration
$99.99
15 minutes interview
15 minutes screening

Grade 1

Requirement
$99.99
Both parents and the child appear for an interview
No written test for children. Child is screened for readiness for Grade 1 during the interview and through manipulatives.
Procedure
$99.99
Puzzle and picture depiction to provide base line skills.
Conversation to gauge child’s current growth status, social and emotional readiness. Identification letter identification and associated sound, listening skills, sight words. Manipulatives to assess gross motor development, cognition and fine motor skill, identification of 2D shapes, counting up to 50.
Duration
$99.99
15 minutes interview
20 minutes screening