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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229
Telephone
(214) 360-6526

Applying

Application Deadline
January 27
Application Fee
$175
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$61,621
Received Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid
From The Hockaday School

The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. Hockaday is the nation's largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls' school and includes a Residence Department for up to 80 boarders. Ranked among the country's finest college preparatory schools, it was founded in 1913 and continues today to build on its original Four Cornerstones: Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics.

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The Hockaday School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1410
180 responses
Average ACT
32
131 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Ring day
    21%
  • Senior Splash Day
    20%
  • Musicals, athletic events
    18%
  • Mixers, Winfo, Coffee House, SM football, SSP
    15%
  • Form Day
    11%
  • All senior traditions! I can't wait
    10%
  • Free music fridays
    3%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    7%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,091
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $27,900
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    The Hockaday School Reviews

    126 reviews
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    Hockaday is amazing, it has cultivated me into becoming the girl I am today! My teachers, since 5th grade, have taught me inside and outside of the classroom. I have the opportunity of watching my classmates excel at their respective passions while finding some of my own, ranging from lacrosse to Model UN.
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    I am a boarding student at Hockaday and overall I am less than pleased. The teachers are great and the facilities are very nice, but just about everything else is terrible. This school has terrible food and the boarding staff is very controlling and rude. Boarding students are often left out of many things that day students get to do. Everyone here lives in a bubble and doesn't understand the outside world. The environment at Hockaday is toxic. I was a perfectly happy person before I came here, but now I have serve anxiety and depression. Please think before sending your children here.
    Hockaday is a fantastic environment where girls can thrive. I not only received a wonderful education that will prepare me for anything challenges to come, but made lifelong friends. The teachers and staff are all so kind and genuinely care about their students. The girls are the sweetest and most supportive people I have ever met. The workload is challenging but necessary in order to prepare us for college.