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, 2017.
  • 2. Schedule two testing dates

    TEST I, GRADES PK-K: Test I is administered individually by Collaborative Academic Testing Services (CATS). You may register your child at Test results may be shared with other schools where the student is applying. There is $285 registration fee.
    Test II, GRADES PK-K:  Test II is taken in a group setting at Hockaday. Once your daughter's application is submitted, you may schedule (in the parent portal) a Developmental Age Assessment on a Saturday between December - February.
  • 3. Schedule parent interview

    This appointment can be scheduled in your parent portal after the application is submitted. The interview should be completed or scheduled by January 26, 2018.
  • 5. Return teacher evaluations.

    Please provide your daughter's current teacher's name and email address on the Teacher Information Form on the online application. Hockaday will use this information to send an online confidential Teacher Evaluation to your daughter's current teacher.
  • 6. Submit School Records 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.

    (Optional)  We invite you to attend a Lower School Parent Visit Day. If you are unable to attend one of these events and reside outside of the Dallas Metroplex, please call the Office of Admission at 214-360-6524 and we will try to arrange another opportunity for you to visit the school.
Please note that students applying for Prekindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year must be four years old by September 1, 2018.  Notifications of the admission decision will be emailed March 9, 2018 to those applicants who have met all deadlines. 
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. Thank you for your interest. 
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