How to Apply

List of 5 items.

  • Complete the Online Application-Available after September 15, 2021

    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 Statement 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

    This is a cognitive abilities assessment which is administered individually by 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 $300 registration fee. 
    OBSERVATION, GRADES PK-K: 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 December – February. This observation has both a group and a one-on-one component.
    Due to COVID-19, this testing process is subject to change.
  • 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 2021, 2019-2020, and 2018-2019), 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 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 28, 2022.
  • 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.
Please note that students applying for Prekindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year must be four years old by September 1, 2022.  Notifications of the admission decision will be emailed March 11, 2022 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.
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