Admission

Visiting

Visiting Hockaday

We are delighted that you are interested in The Hockaday School! We encourage you to visit in order to get a feel for the campus and to meet our faculty and students. We offer a variety of ways for a prospective family to spend time at Hockaday. Whether it is for an official visit, a game, a performing arts event or a debate tournament, we hope that you will spend time on our campus. If your daughter is a current applicant, please click here to log in to the parent portal to register for an event.              

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  • Boarding Applicant and Family Visits

    Thursday, December 6 - Friday, December 7, 2018  
    Thursday, January 24 - Friday, January 25, 2019 
    If your daughter is a current applicant, please click here to log in to the parent portal to register for an event.
    Please click here to register if your daughter is not a current applicant.

    Boarding Family Visits allow you to experience Hockaday classes, meet teachers and administrators, and visit with our Residential Life staff. On Thursday evening we will have a family dinner followed by a program.   Students are invited to return to campus Friday morning for a school visit.  Parents will participate in various programs and activities while students visit classes for the day. Both parent and student interviews will be conducted at various times throughout the day on Friday, and your visit will conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. When you arrive, you will be given a personal schedule for the two-day visit.
     
    For families attending the January event, Hockaday will also be hosting the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on Saturday, January 26, 2019. If you would like for your daughter to test at this time, please visit www.iseetest.org to register.
  • Middle and Upper School Admission Preview

    Sunday, October 21 from 2-4 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the Program begins at 2:00 p.m.

    Middle and Upper School Preview Day is on and is a great time for the whole family to visit Hockaday, ask specific questions, and learn more about the Hockaday experience.  We hope you can share part of a Sunday afternoon with our girls and our faculty.  You will have the opportunity to:
    • Speak one-on-one with faculty and coaches
    • Speak with current students
    • Tour the school with current students
    • Attend engaging and interactive breakout sessions 
    • Visit with current parents
  • Parent Visits

    We host several Parent Visits during the school year to give you a chance to experience our distinctive program first hand, during the school day.  You will meet our talented faculty members and students, learn about our challenging, thoughtful curriculum, hear about the many opportunities outside of the classroom, see our state-of-the-art facilities, and experience the strong sense of community that sets us apart. Please see specific dates and a make a reservation by clicking on the Parent Visit link below.

    Lower School Parent Visits: If your daughter is a current applicant, please click here to log in to the parent portal to register.

    Please click here to register if your daughter is not a current applicant.


    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    * Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1 - 2:30 pm (afternoon event)
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
     
    The Lower School Parent Visit will take place 8:30-10:00 am* with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you.  Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Randal Rhodus, Head of Lower School, and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program. 
     
     
    Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    Friday, December 7, 2018
    Friday, January 25, 2019
     
    The Middle and Upper School Parent Visit will take place from 8:30-10:00 am with an optional tour to follow. During your visit, we encourage you to visit a variety of classrooms as both teachers and students will be expecting you.  Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, Eugene McDermott Head of School, Linda Kramer, Head of Middle School, Terry Murray, Head of Upper School and some of our current students will give a brief presentation about the Hockaday program. 
  • Student Visits

    We offer optional student visits for applicants who have not participated in a Shadow Visit in previous years. Once you have submitted your daughter's application, you may schedule the optional student visit in the parent portal. Read more specific details about student visits here.
  • Campus Tours

    In addition to offering tours after each Parent Visit and during our Middle and Upper School Preview Day, our current students enjoy giving regularly scheduled campus tours.  These general campus tours will begin from Hoak Portico.  Please park in the visitor parking lot at the Welch Road entrance to the school. Tours are typically 45 minutes. 

    Please see specific dates below. 
    If your daughter is a current applicant, please click here to log in to the parent portal to register. 

    Please click here to register if your daughter is not a current applicant.


    Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 am
    Wednesday, October 3 at 1:00 pm
    Tuesday, October 16 at 11:00 am
    Friday, November 2 at 1:00 pm
    Tuesday, November 13 at 11:00 am
    Tuesday, November 27 at 1:00 pm
    Monday, December 10 at 11:00 am
    Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 am
    Tuesday, January 22 at 1:00 pm
    Thursday, February 7 at 1:00 pm
    Wednesday, February 20 at 11:00 am
    Wednesday, March 20 at 1:00 pm
    Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 am
    Monday, April 15 at 1:00 pm
    Thursday, May 2 at 11:00 am
  • Inclusion and Community Event

    Sunday, January 13 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
     
    At Hockaday, we foster a community of concern and friendship within the student body, faculty and staff, families, and alumnae.  We invite prospective families to join us to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Hockaday. At this event, our Director of Inclusion and Community along with a panel of current students and parents will answer your questions about life at Hockaday. Following the panel, we hope you will stay and continue informal conversations during a casual reception. 
     
  • Financial Aid Information Night

    December 10 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
     
    The Hockaday School is committed to providing an exceptional education to talented, motivated girls regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.  We recognize the challenge of affording a private school. While the primary responsibility for funding the cost of education resides with the family, we understand the need for financial assistance for many families.  All financial aid at Hockaday is awarded in the form of a tuition grant.  The detailed information regarding the financial aid process and our School’s philosophy of awarding aid will be provided during the presentation. If you have questions about financial aid at Hockaday, please contact our office at 214-360-6526.

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