Hockaday News

About Us

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.


Hockaday believes in girls. Here, our girls have the opportunity and the confidence to lead. They are class presidents, captains of athletic teams, newspaper editors, drama production leads, and community service project organizers. They are excited about learning and have a commitment to the Four Cornerstones of Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics which they will keep with them as they become tomorrow's leaders.

Student Life

Every day, in every classroom, each teacher creates an experience that has a positive impact on our girls. Hockaday students thrive in finding solutions to the challenges they are presented, and then they continue to explore to develop a deeper understanding of the subject at hand.


Welcome Home! 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. 


The impact of giving cannot be overstated, and neither can the School's gratitude to its donors for making this possible. Hockaday girls arrive each day, filled with excitement for learning because of the gifts that make their experiences possible. 

Donors' contributions directly impact the ideas and achievements of Hockaday girls, and this impact will continue for future generations of students. The state of the School is strong, and as we look to the years ahead, we will continue to plan for the resources that will allow our girls to find their paths in the world.


Currently, there are 6,500 living alumnae in 50 states and in 44 countries across the world. Throughout the year, the Hockaday Alumnae Association is hard at work keeping alumnae connected to our alma mater and to each other. Several alumnae receptions and events are held each year, and the Hockaday alumnae magazine is issued semi-annually to bring the alumnae community together. 


Hockaday's parents are actively engaged in the community. Inclusive of all parents, the Hockaday Parents' Association works to support the faculty, staff, and students, As volunteers, parents enhance the students' experiences at the School, and they have the opportunity to participate in parent education programs dealing with current issues. Our parents work in tandem with the School to achieve its mission.
The Four Cornerstones of Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics are the foundation of The Hockaday School and serve as the guiding principles for each Hockaday girl.
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day and boarding school for girls from PK-12 grades located in Dallas, TX. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curriculum, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.
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