The Hockaday School

11600 Welch Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

The school was established by Ela Hockaday at the invitation of a group of Dallas families who wanted a college preparatory school for girls established locally. In 1942, the school was turned over to a self-perpetuating board of trustees comprising alumnae, parents and community members. The college preparatory program is augmented by offerings in the fine arts, schoolwide humanities studies and an upper school cocurricular program with St. Mark's School of Texas, a boys' school in Dallas. Children take French or Spanish beginning in kindergarten; Latin is added in grade 7 and Mandarin Chinese in the upper school. Sophomores may spend a semester in Zermatt, Switzerland, and, through the summer session, students may earn credits on campus in various elective and academic programs. Students in grades 6-12 purchase required laptop computers through the school. Community service is an area of emphasis throughout, and girls in grades 9-12 fulfill a 15-hour annual service commitment. Extracurricular opportunities include interest clubs and forums, eight leadership boards and a wide range of student publications. Hockaday's resident enrollment represents many states and foreign countries; a host family program matches boarders with the families of day students, alumnae and faculty.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Girls Grades 8-12; Day — Girls PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsGirls
Full Address11600 Welch Rd, Dallas, TX 75229
Year Established1913
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorKim Wargo
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment1,087
Boarding Students75
Day Students1,012
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