Admission
Applying

PK-K

How to Apply

List of 6 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 is 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. Please submit all of these items in the online parent portal by December 14, 2019.
  • Schedule Testing and Group Observation

    TEST I, GRADES PK-K: Test I 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 $290 registration fee.
     
    Group Observation, GRADES PK-K:  Your daughter will be observed in a group setting at Hockaday. Once your daughter's application is submitted, you may schedule (in the parent portal) a Developmental Age Assessment on a Saturday between December - February.
  • 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 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, 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 2019, 2018-2019, and 2017-2018), if available, is January 27, 2020.
  • Return Teacher Evaluations by January 27, 2020

    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 27, 2020.
  • Schedule a Parent Interview

    This appointment can be scheduled in your parent portal after the application is submitted. The interview should be completed or scheduled by January 27, 2020.
  • Schedule a Visit to Hockaday

    (Optional)  We invite you to attend a Lower School Parent Visit Day. If you are unable to attend one of these events and reside outside of the Dallas Metroplex, please call the Office of Admission at 214-360-6524 and we will try to arrange another opportunity for you to visit the school.
Please note that students applying for Prekindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year must be four years old by September 1, 2020.  Notifications of the admission decision will be emailed March 13, 2020 to those applicants who have met all deadlines. 

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