Yes! In most cases an interview is required (and really is essential for you and your family to feel confident about your decision). We will try our best to arrange a Skype interview if you cannot make the campus visit but we strongly encourage you to make this effort.
Whatever makes you comfortable and fits the season of travel! The point is for you to be yourself, absorb as much information and insight that you can about Brewster by asking questions and making connections with the people of our community.
The reason that we adhere to a common deadline with (most of) our peer schools is that it is a common “best practice” that allows students and families to know what all of their options are and to be afforded every opportunity of school choice. The National Association of Independent Schools strongly urges all schools to reflect this student-centered commitment, and we support that position.