The Hockaday School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229
  • "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 limitless potential of girls, Hockaday develops and educations resilient, confident women who are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.

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  • The University of Chicago
    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. . .

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
The Hockaday SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)8-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeAll-girlsCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19131909
Campus Size88 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1090 students320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score32*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Endowment Size$162 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Tuition varies slightly at each grade level. )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Tuition varies slightly at each grade level. The listed tuition for day students is for an eighth grade student.)
Tuition international students$63,621$51,135
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$22,844$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineDec. 14 / Jan. 28 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMaryanna Phipps
Associate Director of AdmissionsMolly Averitt

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1823
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International Club

Club or Organization:
Disciplinary Council, G.R.A., House Council, Junior Classical League, Junior Engineering and Technical Society (JETS), Junior Proctors, Kaleidoscope, La Nouvelle, Memorial Arch Magazine (art & poetry), Model U.N>, Mu Alpha Theta, Outdoor Adventure Club, Scrapbooking Club, Student Council, Student Diversity Board, Yearbok

Arts and Music Programs:
Improv Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
The University of Texas, Austin50
Southern Methodist University23
University of Southern California21
New York University20
University of Chicago19
Washington University in St. Louis19
Stanford University18
University of Pennsylvania15
Vanderbilt University14
Duke University13
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. 
  • The Hockaday School accreditations: Independent Schools Assn. of the Southwest (ISAS)

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