The Hockaday Experience

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Sense of Belonging

Hockaday’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is reflected in our strategic plan, The Hockaday Difference, with a goal of preparing every girl for the rich and diverse world in which she will live.  

Celebrating Our Community

We acknowledge and celebrate the rich complexity of diverse life experiences that our students, faculty, staff, and families contribute to our community and work to build inclusivity within our School. 

Those who teach and work at Hockaday are representatives of a diverse population with expert knowledge and training in their fields and possess a strong desire to grow to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our inclusive community fosters a racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse student and family population. We admit and enroll students with strong moral character, academic promise, sound ethics, perseverance, diligence, resilience, spirit, and sportsmanship. Our alumnae and parents, maximize their connection to Hockaday by supporting the mission and work of the School with their time, talents, and resources.

Defining Characteristics

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Diversity

    Refers to the full range of human differences within overarching similarities. These differences can be visible or invisible, mutable or not. Schools foster diversity by ensuring that their communities include people from many different backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Equity

    Means ensuring that everyone has equal access to the opportunities that will help them thrive. Schools can address equity by understanding the needs of each student and providing the tools or opportunities that will support their development.
  • Inclusion

    Refers to individual and institutional behaviors that show people they are accepted, respected, and valued. Inclusion helps ensure all community members have access to the benefits and opportunities the school provides.
  • Belonging

    Refers to the emotional and experiential outcome of inclusion. Everyone shares the need to be cared-for, protected, and valued by a group, community, or organization. Belonging gives people a voice in a community, and encourages and enables them to contribute to it and to expect support from it as well.

Our Program In Action

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Take The Next Step

Just as we encourage our girls to be curious and engage in the process of discovery, we encourage and invite you to visit our campus and experience a day at Hockaday.
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.