Grades 5-11

How to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • Complete the Online Application

    We are no longer accepting fifth-eighth grade applications for the 2023-2024 school year. We are accepting upper school applications on a space-availability basis. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to the Office of Admission at 214-360-6526 or

    Application Available September 1, 2023
    The online application and application fee, along with the Parent Statement, Student Questionnaire, and a copy of your daughter's birth certificate must be submitted by December 11, 2023. The full application (including testing, teacher evaluation, school records, and student interview) must be scheduled or completed by January 26, 2024. Application fee waivers are available for those who qualify, please contact The Office of Admission, for information.
  • Schedule a Student Interview

    Once the application has been submitted, please schedule the required student interview in the parent portal.

    *We offer optional student visits for Middle and Upper School applicants. Once you have submitted your daughter's application, you may schedule the optional student visit in the parent portal. She will have the opportunity to visit classes, have lunch on campus and complete her interview.
  • Schedule ISEE Testing

    All applicants will be required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Students may test at any authorized test location (online or in-person) as listed on the (ISEE) website. Once your daughter's application has been submitted, please select the testing date in the parent portal if you prefer she test in-person at Hockaday on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

    The test registration code for the ISEE will populate in the parent portal. You will use this code to register online for the ISEE at There is a registration fee*.

    *Testing fee assistance available for those who qualify.
  • Submit the Transcript Release Form to Current School

    Once you have submitted your daughter's application, please locate the Transcript 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, transcripts, or progress reports at your daughter's current school. This will allow the school to upload your daughter's transcripts directly to the student application file. This checklist item will be marked complete once the transcripts have been received by Hockaday. The deadline for the receipt of your child's school records (Fall 2023, 2022-2023, and 2021-2022), if available, is January 26, 2024.
  • Academic Evaluation(s) Due January 26, 2024

    After you have submitted the online application, please visit the checklist in the parent portal. Enter email addresses for your daughters' current Math teacher and English teacher and the confidential evaluation forms will be sent to the teachers automatically. You may also request one (optional) Academic Recommendation from the Principal, Head of School, or Advisor. You may confirm receipt of these forms in the parent portal.
  • Admission Decision

    Admission decision notifications will be emailed on March 8, 2024, to all applicants who have completed their applications by January 26, 2024.
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