100 ‘Get To Know You’ Questions For High School Students

High schools present students with a lot of new beginnings and opportunities. There are new classes, new teachers, and new friends to make. It’s very reassuring to meet a new person with whom you immediately click. This is the phase when you make friends that last for life. Imagine having a conversation with your peers, and before you realize it, hours have passed. 

On the other hand, there are times when no matter how much you want to get to know someone and vice versa, every conversation with them feels painfully stilted. In such situations, high school students occasionally want some assistance making friends with their classmates, and “getting to know you” questions are the best way to break the ice.

Hence, in this blog, we will explore the mighty advantages of these questions and also navigate through the various “get to know you” questions. 

The “Get To Know You” Questions: Crucial To Socialize In High School?

‘Get to know you’ questions are like introductory questions. They help students better relate to, comprehend, and know the individuals they have to spend four years of their life with. They can be used with classmates as an icebreaker, a means to strengthen relationships with them, and a way to improve friendly relations. Asking them these questions shows them that you are interested in developing a friendly relationship with them.

Apart from being introductory questions, these questions, just like reflection questions, also play the role of self-introspection. These questions give oneself the opportunity to self-reflect and examine your own thoughts, feelings, and the current position you are in, and also determine the goals you have for the future. It helps to evaluate where you are, physically and emotionally. For example, when someone asks you a question like “Where do you see yourself in five years?” it allows the student to introspect about where he currently stands and what he has to do to achieve his goals. At the same time, some of these questions can also be asked to graduating seniors.

Lastly, ‘get to know you’ questions help build trust and confidence between the students. It is also a way to promote free and open communication between classmates and set a tone for a friendly class. It helps the classmates to move beyond the professional relationship of their schools and develop a more personal relationships which will be beneficial for them. 

Get To Know You Questions List

  1. What are your favorite hobbies?
  2. What is your biggest fear?
  3. What makes you laugh the most?
  4. What is your favorite movie?
  5. If you could visit any place right now, where would you go?
  6. What is your favorite sport?
  7. What would you sing at karaoke night?
  8. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
  9. Who is your favorite author?
  10. What is your favorite memory of growing up?
  11. What kind of music are you into?
  12. What was your favorite vacation you ever took?
  13. Which movie did you find inspirational and why?
  14. If you could have dinner with one historical figure, who would it be?
  15. Do you like to go to the movies or prefer watching it at home?
  16.  Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
  17.  Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
  18. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
  19. What’s the phone app you use most?
  20. Do you like indoor games or outdoor games?
  21. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
  22. What is your biggest dream or goal in life?
  23. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  24. Is there one job you’d never ever do?
  25. What is one thing you are looking forward to this school year?
  26. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  27.  What is your learning goal for this month?
  28. What is your dream job?
  29. Name the person who inspires you.
  30. Have you started working on your dreams in life?
  31. What is your proudest accomplishment?
  32. What do you think of life after high school?
  33. How much time do you spend with your family?
  34. How many members are there in your family?
  35. Which family member has had the greatest impact on you?
  36.  Were you close with your family growing up?
  37. Do you have a sibling?
  38. What do you like most about your family?
  39.  What’s the best piece of advice a family member has given you?
  40. Do you have a pet?
  41. What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family?
  42.  What does Christmas look like in your family?
  43. Which languages do you speak (even just a little bit)?
  44. What’s an essential part of your daily routine?
  45.  If money was no object, what would you do all day?
  46. What causes are you passionate about?
  47. Are you a clean or messy person?
  48. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
  49. Have you volunteered in your community?
  50. What is a big world problem that you would like to change?
  51.  What is your favorite subject and why?
  52. What is your least favorite subject and why?
  53. What is something you would really want to learn about at school?
  54. What would be your dream field trip?
  55. Which subject do you enjoy studying the most?
  56. If you were a teacher, which subject would you teach?
  57. Do you like high school or middle school better?
  58. How would your friends describe you?
  59. What’s the first thing you do after you go home from school?
  60. What is the best school project or lesson you can remember?
  61. Are you an early riser?
  62. Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
  63. What’s the most unusual thing you have ever eaten?
  64. What three things will you take with you on a deserted island?
  65. If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
  66. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  67. Would you rather win the lottery or be famous?
  68. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
  69. When you are stressed, what do you do to relax?
  70. What are you thankful for?
  71. What do you look for in a friendship?
  72. What makes you feel at peace?
  73. Which of your personality traits are you most proud of
  74. Would you rather travel back in time or travel to the future?
  75. What is the best gift you have been given?
  76. What is the worst gift you have received?
  77. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
  78.  Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
  79. What song would you say best sums you up?
  80. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  81. What is a skill that you would like to learn?
  82. Do you like surprises?
  83. What personality trait in other people do you find most attractive?
  84. What fictional character do you most identify with?
  85. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
  86. Are you better at talking or listening?
  87. What’s that one thing that can instantly make your day?
  88. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
  89. Does social media make you feel better or worse?
  90. What was the last TV show you binge-watched on Netflix?
  91.  Have you stalked someone on social media?
  92.  If you could go back in time, what year would you go to?
  93.  Do you remember any famous movie quotes?
  94. Do you like sweets?
  95. What’s the one item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
  96. What is your biggest regret in life?
  97. Are avocados overrated?
  98. Are you a dog person or a cat person, and why?
  99. Were Ross and Rachel really on a break?
  100. What does your dream life look like?


The best ‘get to know you’ questions usually disclose something interesting or intimate about the respondent. These questions are frequently utilized in classrooms and in other group situations to promote a sense of belonging and connection among the participants. There is no doubt that asking such questions is the best way to encourage someone to speak candidly and get started. Hence, pick a question from the array of questions mentioned above, and get socialising! A bonus tip here for the educators would be to use these questions as a ‘Question of the day’ and see the kids all inspired and shining throughout the day!

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