Hockaday School

About Us

Hockaday, founded in 1913, provides a college preparatory education for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world.

Located on 88 acres at the heart of metropolitan Dallas, TX, students not only have access to the award winning Hockaday faculty and programs, but also to the world-renowned resources of our city.  Hockaday students make an impact on campus and beyond by serving in our local elementary schools or conducting research at UT-Southwestern Medical Center.  With two on campus dorms for students in Grades 8-12, the Hockaday boarding family provides a sisterhood that will last a lifetime.

Whether discussing varied voices in The Literature of Minorities course, analyzing the international market in Economics, or using case studies to investigate infectious illnesses around the world in Microbiology and Human Diseases, Hockaday boarding students live and study side by side in a globally minded community.  Hockaday’s International Program Office provides cultural programming to all students, support to families around the globe, and English language support services.  In addition, students benefit from connections to alumnae currently living in over 40 countries.

Living in a diverse community while balancing academic and extracurricular activities prepares Hockaday Boarders to lead with a purpose.  Beyond the classroom, athletic fields, and art studios, Hockaday students pursue their passions through Councils, Boards, and student-initiated clubs.  Through academic competition teams, affinity groups, service organizations, and special interest groups, Hockaday clubs provide students with opportunities to learn and lead alongside their peers.

As one of Hockaday’s Four Cornerstones, athletics play an important role in the lives of Hockaday students.  Offering 13 Varsity sports, Hockaday athletics provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their skills and compete at the highest level.

Newly renovated arts facilities support the vast visual and performing arts program at Hockaday.  Hockaday’s stage hosts three major Upper School theatrical productions and multiple dance, choir, and orchestra performances each year.  The student art gallery regularly displays the work of our photography, ceramics, and studio art students.  Film students celebrate their accomplishments with the annual Hockaday Film Festival and regular screenings on campus.

As students immerse themselves in Hockaday’s accomplished academic community, they also immerse themselves in one of the fast-growing cities in the United States.  As a stronghold for international business, Dallas provides our students with varied cultural festivals, dining experiences, and holiday events.  Moreover, Dallas provides two airports, Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport, in close proximity to Hockaday’s campus.

  • Total Enrollment : 1086
  • Type : All Girls
  • Boarding Grades : 8-12
  • Total Students : 1086
  • Boarding Students : 81
  • Day Students : 1005
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : Yes
  • Avg. Class Size : 15
  • Standard Application : Yes
  • Academic URL : https://www.hockaday.org
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  • Dormitory
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Music/Performing Arts
  • Robotics
  • Visual Arts
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field