Open Houses are events that independent schools host to give you and your student a chance to see, in one evening, what the school is like. Typically, a group of 25 students and their parents will spend time in various classes (math, science, history, literature, etc.) to get a feel of what the school and the curriculum are like. You will meet the admissions staff, teachers, current students, and parents of current students. You will get to ask questions, tour the school, and experience mini-info sessions. Attending open houses is vital to selecting the right schools and they fill up quickly. It is imperative that you sign up and attend open houses.