Middle School students in 8th grade prepare for their upcoming high school interviews by taking part in Mock Interviews here at school. Prior to the interview, they are instructed in what to wear for an interview, how to ask and answer meaningful questions, and how to present themselves in their best light. School administrators simulate a real interview situation as much as is possible, and later give them thorough feedback. Students report that this Mock Interview greatly helps reduce the nervousness of the application and interview process at the independent schools to which they are applying. This is part of their instruction and guidance in transitioning to the next phase of their educational journey.