Grades 1-4

How to Apply

List of 5 items.

  • Complete the Online Application in the Parent Portal

    Please click here to start the online application. Once the online application and the application fee are submitted, please use the online checklist in the parent portal as a guide to submit the Parent Questionnaire and a copy of the applicant's birth certificate by Monday, December 13, 2022. The application (including testing, parent interview) must be scheduled or completed by January 28, 2022.  
  • Schedule Testing

    GRADE 1: Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS). You may register your child at Test results may be shared with other schools where the student is applying. There is a $300 registration fee.
    GRADE 1:  The Independent Schools Admission Association of Dallas (ISAAD) has collaborated to offer virtual achievement testing for first grade candidates applying to member schools. Candidates need only register once and should only test one time. The cost of this assessment is $200. Click to register here
    GRADES 2 - 4:
    The ISEE assessment for grades 2, 3 and 4 will be available in January in an online format. Applicants may register and test with any of the schools offering this testing option. To register for one of Hockaday’s school administered ISEE at Home test events, you will register directly with the ISEE website at the following link, register here

    Due to COVID-19, this testing process is subject to change.
  • Schedule a Parent Interview

    If your child has not previously applied to Hockaday, please schedule a parent interview in the parent portal by January 28, 2022.
  • Submit School Records Release Form to Current School

    Once you have submitted your daughter's 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 2021, 2020-2021, and 2019-2020), if available, is January 28, 2022.
  • Return Teacher Evaluations by January 28, 2022

    Please provide your daughter's current teacher's name and email address on the Teacher Evaluation request form in the checklist in the parent portal. Hockaday will send an online confidential Teacher Evaluation to your daughter's current teacher. You may confirm receipt of the Evaluation in the checklist.

Application Deadline

Admission decision notifications will be emailed on March 11, 2022, to all applicants who have completed their applications by January 28, 2022. 

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.
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