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PK-Kindergarten

List of 5 items.

  • Complete the Online Application

    Apply Online
    The application deadline for the 2024-2025 School Year has passed. The application for the 2025-2026 School Year will be available on September 1, 2024.

    The online application and the $50 application fee, along with the Parent Statement and a copy of your daughter's birth certificate must be submitted by December 16, 2024. The full application (including testing and teacher evaluation) must be scheduled or completed by January 31, 2025.

    *Application fee waivers are available for those who qualify, please contact the Office of Admission at admission@hockaday.org for information.
  • Schedule Admission Testing

    CATS ASSESSMENT:
    This is a cognitive abilities assessment that is administered individually by Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS). You may register your child at www.catstexas.com. Test results may be shared with other schools where the student is applying. There is $325* registration fee. 
     
    PK-K OBSERVATION: Once your daughter’s application is submitted, please schedule (in the parent portal) a Developmental Age Observation. This observation will take place in person at The Hockaday School on a Saturday between November – February. This observation has both a group and a one-on-one component.

    *Testing fee assistance available for those who qualify.
  • Submit School Records Form to your Daughter's Registrar

    After you have submitted the online application, please locate the School Records Release Form in the parent portal checklist and click on 'Edit this Request'. You will have the opportunity to enter the email address of the school administrator who is responsible for grades, school records, or progress reports at your daughter’s current school. This will allow the school to upload your daughter‘s school records directly to the student application file.

    Note: if your child is applying to prekindergarten or kindergarten and the school does not issue school records, the form will allow the official to indicate that. This checklist item will be marked complete once the records have been received by Hockaday.  The deadline for the receipt of your child’s school records (Fall 2024, 2023-2024, and 2022-2023), if available, is January 31, 2025.
  • Return Teacher Evaluations by January 31, 2025

    Please provide your daughter's current teacher's name and email address on the Teacher Information Form on the online application. Hockaday will use this information to send an online confidential Teacher Evaluation to your daughter's current teacher. Teacher Evaluations should be received by January 31, 2025.
  • Admission Decision

    Admission decision notifications will be emailed on March 14, 2025, to all applicants who have completed their applications by January 31, 2025.
Please note that students applying for Prekindergarten for the 2025-2026 school year must be four years old by September 1, 2025.  Notifications of the admission decision will be emailed on March 14, 2025, to those applicants who have met all deadlines. 
The Hockaday School admits qualified students of any race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The Hockaday School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid, athletic, and other policies and programs.
Just as we encourage our girls to be curious and engage in the process of discovery, we encourage and invite you to visit our campus and experience a day at Hockaday.
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.