Philosophy and Facilities

Athletics as a Cornerstone 

Our Athletics and Wellness programs help students develop a sense of confidence, self-esteem, sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and cooperation that prepares them to meet challenges both on and off the field. This visionary approach integrates athletics across the Hockaday student experience in exciting, new ways.
As one of Hockaday’s Four Cornerstones, Athletics plays an integral role in the lives of Hockaday students. Our sports activities, as well as our physical education classes, teach us to enjoy the mental, physical, and ethical balance that stems from teamwork, self-sacrifice, and perseverance. At Hockaday, we are committed to providing numerous opportunities that enable students to develop and nurture the knowledge and skills necessary to live healthy, active lives.

Hockaday competes in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) in basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. In addition, Hockaday students compete in crew and fencing.

College-Bound Athletes

Many Hockaday student-athletes elect to pursue their athletic careers in college. This requires a coordinated effort between the athlete, her family, and the School.  Student-athletes interested in participating at the collegiate level work with the College Counseling office to assist them in deciding what role athletics should play in the college search, as well as important details about eligibility, recruiting, and scholarships.

Fifteen members of the Class of 2024 are continuing their athletic careers in college, adding to the 75 collegiate student-athletes who have graduated from Hockaday in the past seven years.

Athletic Teams

Basketball Basketball
Cross Country Cross Country
Diving Cross Training
Fencing Field Hockey
Field Hockey Lacrosse
Golf Soccer
Lacrosse Softball
Rowing Swimming
Soccer Tennis
Softball Track and Field
Swimming Volleyball
Track and Field

Athletics Facilities

Athletics is a Cornerstone at Hockaday, and each girl has opportunities to use our athletic facilities daily. Campus facilities include a competition gymnasium, a Lower School gymnasium, an eight-lane state-of-the-art track, multiple turf fields, practice fields, a softball diamond, and a cross-country path that circumnavigates the campus. Middle and Upper School students utilize the Wellness Center for additional workouts and strength training at Hockaday.

Athletics News

List of 9 news stories.

  • First Hockaday Olympian To Debut in Paris Olympics

    Teal Cohen '17 (second from left) won the Women’s 4X with her crew at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland in May, and will row at the 2024 Paris Olympics! 
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  • Hockaday Rowers Win National Title

    Hockaday Rowing qualified six boats in five events for USRowing's Youth National Championships in May. All five boats advanced to the "A" Final at the four-day Youth Nats Regatta in Florida in June, where the top eight boats race for a National Championship.
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  • Soccer Player Named Gatorade Texas Player of the Year

    Jaden Thomas ’24 was named the 2023-24 Gatorade Texas Girls Soccer Player of the Year! Thomas is the first Gatorade Texas Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from The Hockaday School.
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  • Lacrosse Wins Fourth Straight State Title

    Hockaday's Varsity Lacrosse team won the state title for the fourth year in a row, defeating the Frisco Fury on May 12.
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  • Lacrosse Wins SPC Title

    Hockaday won its third straight — and seventh overall — SPC girls lacrosse crown in April, defeating St. John’s. The Daisies led 13-3 at halftime.
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  • Middle School Track and Field Wins Championships

    Congratulations to the Middle School Track and Field team, which won the Metroplex Middle School Championships!
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  • College-Bound Athletes

    Eleven members of the Class of 2024 will continue their athletic careers in college, adding to the 76 collegiate student-athletes who have graduated from Hockaday in the past seven years. 

    Congratulations to our college athletic signees!
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  • Senior Named Davey O'Brien Finalist

    Congratulations to Avery Jackson (Class of 2024), who was named as a finalist for the 2023 Annual Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award! 

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  • Volleyball Takes Home SPC Title

    This past weekend, Hockaday’s Cross Country, Field Hockey and Volleyball Teams ended their seasons on high notes, and represented Hockaday with grace, spirit and pride.
    The Field Hockey team placed fifth in SPC.
    Cross Country finished the season as SPC Runner Up behind top-ten finishes from Margaret Thompson and Jordan Lacsamana.
    The Volleyball Team beat Episcopal High School 3-0 to win the SPC Championship!

Take The Next Step

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 at Hockaday.
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.