Discover Hockaday

Our Mission

Believing in the limitless potential of girls, Hockaday develops resilient, confident women who are educated and inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.
Founded in 1913, The Hockaday School is an independent pre-kindergarten – 12th-grade all-girls college preparatory school in Dallas, Texas. Our single-sex environment affords each of our girls a unique advantage. Hockaday girls love to learn, engage in hands-on work, and aspire to find their passions. They have boundless opportunities, attainable dreams, and limitless potential. Just as we encourage our girls to be curious and engage in the process of discovery, we encourage and invite you to visit our campus and experience a day in a girls' school. After all, to truly know the power of a girls' school, you must see it in action.  

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  • 1110

    Total Enrollment
  • 51%

    Students of Color
  • 24

    National Merit Semifinalists in 2024
  • 88

    Acre Campus
  • $3mil

    Given in Tuition Assistance
Grades Pre-K – 4

Girls can start learning at Hockaday as early as age four. In Lower School, our students are excited and encouraged to try new things and to take risks with the support of their teachers and peers. In elementary school or preschool, we believe a school should be a place full of joy, growth, and preparation. Every day is filled with excitement and discovery as each student finds her own love of learning. Our open and collaborative community is driven by empathy and inclusion to help girls thrive.  
Grades 5 – 8

Middle School students find an inclusive environment with friends, teachers, and advisors who are not only focused on academic engagement but also on their social and emotional development. There is such joy in guiding our Middle School girls as they begin to define their talents and interests, develop important study skills, and take on increased responsibility as members of the school community.  
Grades 9 – 12 

In High School, Hockaday girls enjoy the opportunity to be confident leaders in all facets of the School. They are diligent, conscientious students who are curious learners, preparing for college and beyond. Each girl engages in a demanding curriculum, continues to grow her talents, gains confidence, and imagines the possibilities that await her after time in Upper School.   

The Four Cornerstones

Miss Ela Hockaday identified the Four Cornerstones in 1914, one year after the School opened. They continue to serve as the foundation for Hockaday's vision and mission. 
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.