The Hockaday School - DFW Private Education

The Hockaday School


The Hockaday School

Head of School: Dr. Karen Warren Coleman

Grades PreK - 12th
11600 Welch Rd, Dallas, TX 75229, USA

214.360.6526

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The Hockaday School awakens the intellectual curiosity of every girl and develops an enthusiastic spirit and love of learning. With a strong commitment to our Four Cornerstones of Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics, our girls are committed to an educational experience built on creative and divergent thinking so that they will be prepared to lead lives of purpose and impact. When the School was founded in 1913, Miss Ela Hockaday believed that girls should have a progressive academic environment committed to preparing them for higher education and for life in a rapidly changing and complex world, and we continue to believe that today. A Hockaday girl is empowered to think and inspired to learn so she will one day leave the School confident to meet the limitless possibilities that await her.

Hockaday provides a powerful and transformative educational experience for girls. It is the philosophy and purpose of Hockaday to provide a college preparatory education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in today’s world. Our inclusive community fosters a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse student and family population. We acknowledge the complexity of diverse life experiences and openly engage in building inclusivity through intentional programming and conversation.

Hockaday is the largest, independent all girls’ college preparatory school for day students (grades PK-12) and boarding students (grades 8-12) in the U.S. The School is located on 88 acres in Dallas, Texas and has an enrollment of approximately 1,090 students. The difference at Hockaday is not only inside the classroom, but in the combination of the community and culture that is offered.

 

The Hockaday School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.

 

  • We accept applications for PK-11th grade, and we offer $3.5 million in financial assistance each year.
  • Hockaday’s Institute for Social Impact represents a distinctive and innovative approach among K-12 schools, using the power of engaged, hands-on learning to prepare students for leadership in their communities, workplaces, and society.
  • Some of our unique Upper School classes include Neuroscience, Spanish Poetry and Pop Music, History of Art and Music, Spycraft, Anatomy, Evolution and the Zoo, Self Defense, Technical Theater, AP Computer Science, and Microbiology and Human Diseases.
  • Through our small classes, creative teaching, and an approach which emphasizes the process of learning, we seek to discover unique aptitudes and awaken the intellectual curiosity of every girl at the School.
  • At Hockaday, students have the freedom to express opinions, explore a rigorous curriculum, and take on new challenges. Girls are encouraged to find their voices, and they are supported by strong role models and inspired by their peers. They find confidence and strength, and they acquire and build the skills they need to lead lives of purpose and impact.

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Admission Financial Aid Information Night


The Hockaday School is committed to providing an exceptional education to talented, motivated girls regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. We recognize the challenge of affording a private school. While the primary responsibility for funding the cost of education resides with the family, we understand the need for financial assistance for many families. All financial aid at Hockaday is awarded in the form of a tuition grant. The detailed information regarding the financial aid process and our School’s philosophy of awarding aid will be provided during the presentation. If you have questions about financial aid at Hockaday, please contact our office at 214-360-6526.
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Boarding Family Admission Visit December 12 - 13, 2019


Boarding Family Visits allow you to experience Hockaday classes, meet teachers and administrators, and visit with our Residential Life staff. On Thursday evening we will have a family dinner followed by a program. Students are invited to return to campus Friday morning for a school visit. Parents will participate in various programs and activities while students visit classes for the day. Both parent and student interviews will be conducted at various times throughout the day on Friday, and your visit will conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. When you arrive, you will be given a personal schedule for the two-day visit. For families attending the January event, Hockaday will also be hosting the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on Saturday, January 25, 2020. If you would like for your daughter to test at this time, please visit www.iseetest.org to register.
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Lower School Parent Visit


The Lower School Parent Visit will take place 8:30-10:00 am with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you. Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Randal Rhodus, Head of Lower School, and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program.
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Middle and Upper School Parent Visit


The Middle and Upper School Parent Visit will take place from 8:30-10:00 am with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you. Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Linda Kramer, Head of Middle School, Lisa Culbertson ’96, Head of Upper School and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program.
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Diversity and Inclusion Panel and Reception


At Hockaday, we foster a community of concern and friendship within the student body, faculty and staff, families, and alumnae. We invite prospective families to join us to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Hockaday. At this event, our Director of Inclusion and Community along with a panel of current students and parents will answer your questions about life at Hockaday. Following the panel, we hope you will stay and continue informal conversations during a casual reception.
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Boarding Family Admission Visit January 23 - January 24, 2020


Boarding Family Visits allow you to experience Hockaday classes, meet teachers and administrators, and visit with our Residential Life staff. On Thursday evening we will have a family dinner followed by a program. Students are invited to return to campus Friday morning for a school visit. Parents will participate in various programs and activities while students visit classes for the day. Both parent and student interviews will be conducted at various times throughout the day on Friday, and your visit will conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. When you arrive, you will be given a personal schedule for the two-day visit. For families attending the January event, Hockaday will also be hosting the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on Saturday, January 25, 2020. If you would like for your daughter to test at this time, please visit www.iseetest.org to register.
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Middle and Upper School Parent Visit


The Middle and Upper School Parent Visit will take place from 8:30-10:00 am with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you. Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Linda Kramer, Head of Middle School, Lisa Culbertson ’96, Head of Upper School and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program.
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