The Hockaday School

11600 Welch Road,
Dallas, TX 75229
Tel: 214-360-6526
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 1086 students
"The Hockaday School, established in 1913 by Ela Hockaday, provides an outstanding college preparatory education for girls in the prekindergarten through twelfth grades.
Hockaday is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest."

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Hockaday School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 8-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1913 1909
Campus Size 88 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1086 students 298 students
% Students of Color 39% 19%
% International Students 7% 20%
% Students Boarding 13% 68%
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 640 - 780 -
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 14 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 60% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $145 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,804 $48,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$26,553 $26,800
Tuition international students $52,304 $45,175
% Students on Financial Aid 17% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $18,004 $20,074
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 16 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 25% 57%
Director of Admissions Jen Liggitt  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 25
ExtracurricularsAcademic Council, American Field Service, Amnesty International, Athletic Board, Community Service Board, Culture Club, Dux Femina Facti, Entre Nous, Environmental Awareness, Fine Arts Board, H Club, Honor Council, House Council, Improv Drama Club, Junior Classical League, Junior Engineering and Technical Society (JETS), Mu Alpha Theta, National Forensics League, Nucleus, Peer Assisted Leadership (PAL), Political Awareness, Set Crew, Student Council, Thespians, Tu Tertulia,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009-2011 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Southern Methodist University 15
Vanderbilt University 9
Cornell University 8
Georgetown University 7
Tulane University 6
University of Southern California 6
Harvard University 5
Princeton University 5
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 5
University of Pennsylvania 5
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • "The Hockaday School, established in 1913, provides an outstanding college preparatory education for girls in the prekindergarten through twelfth grades. Hockaday prepares girls of strong potential to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world by giving them a foundation for living grounded on the traditional four cornerstones: character, courtesy, scholarship, athletics. Within the context of an outstanding academic environment, The Hockaday School's goals are to foster a community of concern and friendship, to instill in every girl a love of learning and an understanding of herself and the ethical principles which guide her life, and to develop an appreciation of excellence in all its forms with a commitment to what is right and good." - from school website

  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Assn. of the Southwest

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is North Central Texas Academy (66 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • GranburyNorth Central Texas Academy
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    66 mi | 192 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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