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Residence Life

Board of Trustees Votes to Phase out Boarding

APRIL 2021 – Adapting to long-term trends in independent school education, The Hockaday School Board of Trustees has decided to phase out the School’s Boarding Program over the next four years, as Hockaday redoubles its engagement with and expands access to the Dallas-Fort Worth community. In its vote, the Board reaffirmed the School’s commitment to fully supporting current Boarding students through to graduation and to honoring the special legacy of Boarding at Hockaday.

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The Residence Life Program was established by Ms. Ela Hockaday in 1915. Two of Ms. Hockaday’s treasured contemporaries and great visionaries, Ms. Miriam Morgan and Ms. Sarah Trent, are honored in the Schmitz Family Residence Hall with two dormitories named Morgan and Trent.

Dorm Room and Bathrooms

Rooms include a desk, closet, dresser drawer, shelving units, and personal safe. Each hall shares a common bathroom with multiple private restrooms, shower stalls, and bathroom sinks. Residents are provided cubbies to hold their personal items.

Campus Hangouts

There are many places to hang out with friends on campus during the day and evening hours. Tarry House, a common living room for all day and boarding students, has its own kitchen, dining area, and multiple living areas to relax and enjoy time outside of the classroom.  
Each hall has a full kitchen, dining area, and living area for residents to enjoy in the evenings. Large flat screen televisions are available for girls to catch up on their favorite programs. Bridge lounges connect each floor and groups often gather together on the bridges in the evening.
In addition, Hockaday has many outdoor locations to gather, study, rest, and enjoy the beautiful Texas sunshine throughout the year. We even have our own outdoor pool to enjoy on afternoons and weekends.


Hockaday dining offers delicious and healthy options with a range of American favorites as well as international cuisine. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the School provides an assortment of snacks, cereals, and beverages on each hall for residents.  

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