The Hockaday School - Review #1
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2006-2010|
|Sports and Activities:||I did various activities, Dorm Council, Track and Field, Gospel Choir, and various community service outreach projects in Dallas.|
|College Enrolled:||The University of Chicago|
|Home Town, State:||Illinois, IL|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I loved it, Hockaday was a great experience for me to thrive. I loved the small boarding community as it felt more like home and my peers felt more like my sisters rather than just boarding school mates.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Meeting people from all over the world. Going to boarding school and taking a challenge/leap of faith will always serve me throughout my life time. It is from Hockaday I have some of my closest friends until today and it has molded me into a stronger, more independent, and time-managed young woman.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved it!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Go visit the campus, talk to former students at Hockaday, and make informed choices for your boarding school phase. Hockaday inspired and changed my life in a positive manner and I know it will continue to change other young girls life for many more generations to come.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved that the teachers were always readily available to help assist you with the material. Anytime you did not understand anything, the teachers at Hockaday were readily there to ensure your success in their subject.
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved the widespread fine arts opportunity which Hockaday provided to me while at school, such as the various opportunities to be in orchestra and gospel choir. Also, seeing the wide spread campus opportunities such as digital photography/media and choir groups, the school has a great fine arts department and is currently building a new fine arts building on the campus. Specifically, in the fine arts department, Mr. Ed Long was a great support for me during my time at Hockaday as well as is a vital member of the faculty team at Hockaday.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
I loved going to boarding school an in urban area! I loved Dallas, Texas, the neighborhood of Hockaday was safe and moreover the city of Dallas an urban environment, so with this we have great access to trips for the boarding students to do fun activities throughout the city as well as shopping opportunities on the weekends.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
That it was all-girls' school and it was a supportive environment
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