Boarding

Update for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Due to uncertainties about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hockaday School has temporarily paused recruiting for the Boarding Program and will not be accepting applications for new students in the Boarding Program for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  For more information, please see this community message.

Hockaday Residence Life Program

The Hockaday Residence Life Program is centered on the development of adolescent young women and preparing them for rewarding lives outside the classroom. We encourage each girl to live out the ideals of the Cornerstones of Hockaday through our House Goals: Find Joy and Friendship, Act Responsibly, Gain Understanding, and Lead with Purpose.

As a Boarding Program, the development of a cohesive community is vital. Self-discipline, consideration, courtesy towards others, and high standards for behavior and community involvement are all key components of our program. Balancing academics and extracurricular activities, while learning to live independently, can be challenging and also a great goal when accomplished. As residents progress through the year, they build friendships, find strength in both trials and triumphs, and grow in ways they never thought possible.

Though our boarding students are spread throughout the world this year due to the pandemic, the boarding program continues to have active programming and supports in place. A Boarding Advisory is held virtually for all distance learning boarding students, and House Council leads bi-weekly virtual get-togethers for all boarding students wishing to participate. Mini-boarding-families have also been formed with House Council members, so all boarding students have a close circle of friends and mentors no matter where they are in the world.


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

When will the Residence Hall re-open?
Because of the pandemic, it is still unclear whether we will be able to re-open the Residence Hall for Fall 2021. As soon as we know we can do so safely, we will re-open the Residence Hall to our current boarding students. We will share a decision in March.
 
Can new students enroll in the Boarding Program in Fall 2021?
Given continuing uncertainty about the trajectory of the pandemic, we have decided not to accept applications for new boarding students in the 2021-2022 School Year. That is not a decision we make lightly. But we believe that to be fair to applicants and their families who have important decisions to make in coming months, we must commit now to a path that is both considerate of their needs and protects the well-being of our broader community.