The Hockaday School

11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229
Tel: 214-360-6526
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 1098 students
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"The Hockaday School, established in 1913 by Ela Hockaday, provides an outstanding college preparatory education for girls in the prekindergarten through twelfth grades.
Believing in the limtiless potential of girls, Hockaday develps and educations resilient, confident woen who are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.".

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Definition of Terms 
2015 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 Pre-K-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1913 1910
Campus Size 88 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1098 students 300 students
% Students of Color
36%
20%
% International Students
4%
20%
% Students Boarding
14%
67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 640 - 780 -
Average ACT score 32 *National Avg. » View
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
65%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $145 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,000
(Tuition varies slightly at each grade level. )
$49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,747
(Tuition varies slightly at each grade level. The listed tuition for day students is the average tuition and fees.)
$28,400
Tuition international students $51,000 $46,500
% Students on Financial Aid
16%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $18,512 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
25%
56%
Director of AdmissionsMaryanna Phipps

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Latin (Caesar & Vergil), AP Mandarin Chinese, AP Modern European History, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP World History

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 26 24
ExtracurricularsAcademic Council, Amnesty International, Athletic Board, Community Service Board, Culture Club, 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), Model U.N>, Mu Alpha Theta, National Forensics League, Nucleus, Political Awareness, Set Crew, Student Council, Thespians, Tu Tertulia, Women's Issues, World of Difference,

College Matriculation

Year:2011 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
The University of Texas, Austin 46
Southern Methodist University 24
Washington University in St. Louis 20
University of Southern California 19
New York University 18
Vanderbilt University 17
Stanford University 15
University of Chicago 15
University of Pennsylvania 13
Duke University 12
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 (ISAS)

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