How to Apply

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Complete Part I of the online application

    Part I is the Online Application Form and includes the following:
    • Biographical information
    • Parent Questionnaire
    • Application Fee $100
    • Teacher Information Request Form (Please provide your daughter's current teacher's name and email address). Hockaday will send an online confidential Teacher Evaluation to your daughter's current teacher.
    • A copy of your daughter's birth certificate (A copy submitted directly to the Office of Admission (

  • 2. Schedule two testing dates.

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

    Test II is taken in a Saturday group setting at Hockaday. Once your daughter's application is received, Cyndi Lewis will contact you to schedule a Developmental Age Assessment on a Saturday between December - February.
  • 3. Schedule parent interview

    After receiving your application, the Office of Admission will notify you of your interview appointment. 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.

    Give the School Records Release Form to an official at the applicant's current school. The registrar then submits the student's records directly to Hockaday. The official records should be sent to Hockaday by January 26, 2018.
  • 7. Schedule a visit to Hockaday.

    (Optional)  We invite you to attend an Admission Preview and/or a Parent Visitation Day. (You may RSVP online.) If you are unable to attend one of these events and reside 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.
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, 2017 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 10, 2017 to all applicants who have completed their applications by January 27, 2017. We are no longer accepting new Lower School applications for 2017-2018. Thank you for your interest. 
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