Grades 5-11

How to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • Complete the Online Application

    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, Student Questionnaire, and a copy of the applicant's birth certificate. Please submit all of these items in the online parent portal by Saturday, December 12, 2020.  

  • Schedule a Student Interview and Optional Shadow Day Visit

    Once the application has been submitted, please schedule the student interview and optional student visit in the parent portal. Please note the interview is required, and the shadow visit is optional. While on campus during the shadow visit, her interview will be completed. Please visit this page to view the available shadow visit dates. If the applicant lives outside of Dallas and is not able to visit the campus, the Office of Admission will arrange a Skype or WebEx conferencing interview. 

    Boarding applicants should contact Molly Averitt in the Office of Admission to arrange both a parent and a student interview.
  • Schedule ISEE Testing

    Hockaday uses the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).  The student may register directly with ISEE.  Please include the test fee of $120 with that registration. For ISEE information and registration, please call 1-800-446-0320 or register online at She may take the ISEE at a Prometric Center if the scheduled testing dates do not work with her schedule.  
    The ISEE will be offered at Hockaday on January 9, 2021, and January 23, 2021.
  • 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 or by clicking here 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 2020, 2019-2020, and 2018-2019), if available, is January 29, 2021.
  • Teacher Evaluations and Head of School Evaluation Due January 29, 2021

    After you have submitted the online application, please visit the checklist in the parent portal. Enter email addresses for your daughters' current Math teacher, English teacher and Head of School and the confidential evaluation forms will be sent to the teachers automatically. You may confirm receipt of evaluation forms in the parent portal.

  • Attend an Optional Admission Event

    We invite you and your family to join us on campus at one of our upcoming events. There are parent visits, a Middle/Upper School Preview Day, and campus tours available. You may RSVP online. If you are unable to attend one of these events and you live outside the Dallas Metroplex, please call the Office of Admission to arrange another opportunity to visit the school.

Application Deadline

Admission decision notifications will be emailed on March 12, 2021, to all Day and March 10, 2021, to Boarding applicants who have completed their applications by January 29, 2021

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