Admission
Applying

Grades 1-4

How to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Complete the online application in the parent portal.

    Please click here to start the online application. Once the online application and the application fee is submitted, please use the online checklist in the parent portal as a guide to submit the Parent Questionnaire and a copy of the applicant's birth certificate. Please submit all of these items in the online parent portal by December 15, 2018.  
  • 2. Schedule Testing Dates.

    TEST I, GRADE 1: Test I is administered individually by Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS). You may register your child at www.catstexas.com. Test results may be shared with other schools where the student is applying. There is $285 registration fee.

    TEST II, GRADE 1: Test II is the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) offered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Here are some "what to expect" videos that may be helpful for parents to watch to learn more about the AABL.  Students may test at The Hockaday School or at any of the other schools participating in the Dallas Area Independent Schools Common Testing Program. Once your daughter's application is submitted, please select the testing date in the parent portal. A testing registration code will populate in the parent portal. You will use this code to register online at www.iseetest.org. Please register for the AABL directly with ERB and include the test fee of $65 with your registration.

    GRADES 2-4: The only required assessment is the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) which can be taken on either January 6 or January 20, 2018, at Hockaday or one of the other Dallas area schools participating in the Dallas Area Independent Schools Common Testing Program. Once your daughter's application is submitted, please select the testing date in the parent portal. The test registration code for the ISEE will populate in the parent portal. You will use this code to register online for the ISEE at www.iseetest.org. Test results will be sent from ISEE to the parents and to the selected schools.
  • 3. Schedule Parent Interviews.

    If your child has not previously applied to Hockaday, please schedule a parent interview in the parent portal.  
  • 5. Return Teacher Evaluations.

    Please provide your daughter's current teacher's name and email address on the Teacher Evaluation request form in the checklist in the parent portal.  Hockaday will send an online confidential Teacher Evaluation to your daughter's current teacher. You may confirm receipt of the Evaluation in the checklist.
  • 6. Submit School Records Release Form to your daughter's registrar.

    After you have submitted the online application, please download the School Records Release Form in the parent portal checklist or by clicking here.  A parent must sign the form before giving it to his/her daughter's current school.  The current school's registrar should then submit the student's transcripts directly to Hockaday by January 26, 2018.
  • 7. Schedule a Visit to Hockaday.

    We invite you to schedule a time to visit the school during an Admission Preview and/or a Parent Visitation Day. (You may register in the parent portal or RSVP online.) If you are unable to attend one of these events and you live outside of the Dallas Metroplex, please call the Office of Admission and we will try to arrange another opportunity for you to visit the school.
The Hockaday School is an equal opportunity environment. It is our policy not to discriminate, and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the School’s admission and education policies, financial aid programs, athletic programs or other administered activities based on race, color, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity or other applicable protected classification.

Application Deadline

Admission decision notifications will be emailed on March 9, 2018 to all applicants who have completed their applications by January 26, 2018. 
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