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Middle and Upper School Preview Day is a great time for the whole family to visit Hockaday, ask specific questions, and learn more about the Hockaday experience. We hope you can share part of a Sunday afternoon with our girls and our faculty. You will have the opportunity to:
We host several Parent Visits during the school year to give you a chance to experience our distinctive program first hand, during the school day. You will meet our talented faculty members and students, learn about our challenging, thoughtful curriculum, hear about the many opportunities outside of the classroom, see our state-of-the-art facilities, and experience the strong sense of community that sets us apart. Please see specific dates and make a reservation by clicking on the Parent Visit link below.
The Lower School Parent Visit will take place 8:30-10:00 am* with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you. Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Randal Rhodus, Head of Lower School, and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program.
The Middle and Upper School Parent Visit will take place from 8:30-10:00 am with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you. Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Linda Kramer, Head of Middle School, Lisa Culbertson ’96, Head of Upper School, and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program.
We offer optional student visits for applicants who have not participated in a Shadow Visit in previous years. Once you have submitted your daughter's application, you may schedule the optional student visit in the parent portal. Read more specific details about student visits here.
In addition to offering tours after each Parent Visit and during our Middle and Upper School Preview Day, our current students enjoy giving regularly scheduled campus tours. These general campus tours will begin from Hoak Portico. Please park in the visitor parking lot at the Welch Road entrance to the school. Tours are typically 45 minutes.
At Hockaday, we foster a community of concern and friendship within the student body, faculty and staff, families, and alumnae. We invite prospective families to join us to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Hockaday. At this event, our Director of Inclusion and Community along with a panel of current students and parents will answer your questions about life at Hockaday. Following the panel, we hope you will stay and continue informal conversations during a casual reception.
The Hockaday School is committed to providing an exceptional education to talented, motivated girls regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. We recognize the challenge of affording a private school. While the primary responsibility for funding the cost of education resides with the family, we understand the need for financial assistance for many families. All financial aid at Hockaday is awarded in the form of a tuition grant. The detailed information regarding the financial aid process and our School’s philosophy of awarding aid will be provided during the presentation. If you have questions about financial aid at Hockaday, please contact our office at 214-360-6526.