About Hockaday School
The Hockaday School is a PK-12 day and boarding independent school in Dallas, Texas which 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.
Boarding Facilities: The Residence Department has been a significant part of Hockaday’s culture since Miss Hockaday established the “home department” in 1915 with six girls as boarders. Today, there are more than 70 boarders from 12 countries, and the entire school community benefits from the range of cultures, experiences, and educational values that the boarders bring to campus. Newly renovated dormitories enhance the shared experience of boarders, and large bedrooms give a feeling of home.
As a boarding programme, the development of a cohesive community is vital. Self-discipline, consideration and courtesy towards others, the development and promotion of student strengths and talents, and high standards for behavior and community involvement are all key components of their programme and are the expectation for all residents. Hockaday guides residents daily as they navigate choices related to friendships, balancing work, extra-curricular activities and play, personal care and wellness, safety and personal security, and other age appropriate life skills for emerging young adults.
Head of School: Eugene McDermott
Academic Calendar: August - May
Boarding fees include academic, activity and publication fees, as well as individual student accident insurance for all grades.