The Hockaday School

11600 Welch Road,
Dallas, TX 75229
Tel: 214-360-6526
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 1085 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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2014 School Data
The Hockaday School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 7-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1913 1907
Campus Size 88 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1085 students 300 students
% Students of Color 38% 18%
% International Students 10% 20%
% Students Boarding 16% 67%
Average SAT Score 2020 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1810 - 2230 -
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 21 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 64% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $122 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,164 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,833 $26,080
Tuition international students $47,174 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 18% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $16,260 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 18 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 22% 58%
Director of Admissions Jen Liggitt  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 27 24
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:

  • School accreditations: Independent Schools Assn. of the Southwest

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