Hockaday may give you loads of homework, but the things you take away from it towards the end are priceless. They have a boarding program, and great boarding facilities. They are redoing them this year, because it is the centennial year of the school. Hockaday is great. Because of the centennial year,
... Read more Hockaday is renovating their science building, the fine arts building, and the auditorium. They are building a magnificent 3 story science building with a view of the lower school playground. It wil conect with the fine arts building on the second, and first floor. I am a 6th grader at Hockaday, and I love my school. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/10/13
I went to Hockaday all through eighth grade and found it academically challenging with excellent teachers and curriculum.The buildings are large, modern, and comfortable. The classroom sizes never get too large and the sports are good. The staff is very nice if you follow the rules and try to help with
... Read more any academic or social problems. From an early age the girls are taught character and morals. This school has a very advanced English and history programs with relatively good math and science programs. The fine arts programs are also good. The problems i found with this school is that the pressure of handling sports and work can be overwhelming, but if you're up to the challenge then it's fine. The kids can be cliquey and fake, but they are always polite and well-mannered. The girls are very very very competitive and do not like being second best. If you can excel in all aspects of school and sports, the girls will respect and want to hang out with you. The best way to get through hockaday is to focus on your academics and sports and not worry about the other girls. Don't expect to make life-long friends there only expect "friends" to compete and laugh with. Start in Lower School Read less
Posted by a other on 07/25/13
I have been going to Hockaday since Pre-K. Teachers and fellow classmates provide a supporting academical environment with excellent science and art programs. There is alot of homework but it taught me time management. There is plenty of fun! Send your child here if they are looking for a challenge,
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Posted by a other on 05/16/13
So stressful it will make you cry, puke, and pull your hair out. Recent studies reported astonishingly high levels of clinical depression in students. Though the school strives to mold their girls into having "balanced lives," their failure in doing so is striking: social lives are unheard of, and sleeping
... Read more 4 hours per night year-round is necessity for anyone who wants to make a decent GPA . HOWEVER, if you can handle the workload, stay happy, and be sociable, choosing this school is a no-brainer. You really won't find anything better north of the Mason-Dixon line -- and I'm not just saying that because I'm a student. I have friends who go to private schools all around Texas, and all they seem to talk about is how much they hate their school and how much they wish they could have gotten in to Hockaday. The teachers are incredible, the facilities are beautiful, and the athletics and arts programs never fail to crush competition. Long story short: come here if you can get in. Just buckle up and prepare for a bumpy ride! Read less
Posted by a other on 05/05/13
Hockaday is a really great school (I'm a student in upper school) and I love it!
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Posted by a other on 04/15/13
Hockaday is amazing!!! The workload isn't heavy, you just have to learn to use your time wisely. In upper school, we are offered many opportunities to do our homework during school so that we wont get as much after. The teachers are also really friendly and are always there for you. They are constantly
... Read more looking out for each individual student and helping each of them strive in their own way. They want you to go in and work with them outside of class and they WANT to help you reach your potential. I think hockaday is a great school. Hockaday has a supportive environment and everyone is friendly and excepting. Even though there are cliques, its not like others schools dont have them either. And again, the homework we get is a good amount, and you can definitely be finished without staying up past midnight if you learn to manage your time and use your free periods productively. I also love the boarding department, they have very nice rooms and as well as a lounge!!! Read less
Posted by a other on 09/08/12
challenging programs for young ladies to develop them in the best way possible - great school
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Posted by a parent on 04/20/12
I LOVE Hockaday! i am looking at it for a school to go to and i think it is wonderful. it is college prepratory school and i want hard academics because i want to be smarter. boarding is what i want to do and they have lots of stuff to do if you get bored. they have their own swimming pool just for boarding,
... Read more a loung for them, a gym to exercise, lovely people, and lots of other stuff. it's an amazing school! Read less
Posted by a other on 04/03/12
It is too much stress. Really think about whether you want to spend 25,000 dollars a year to go here. Half the buildings are tiny and the kids are just rich and snobby. Desperate for diversity, but there are so many cliques and it is hard to be accepted if you are new. The academics are challenging,
... Read more and emphasis is placed on english and history. Athletics are good, and the girls are able to participate in many different sports and fine arts. Personally, I found it hard to adjust to because the teachers and girls are so set in their ways. Overall, it's a good school, but it does not foster individual thinking, experimentation, or anything different from what has already been done, and your daughter will be staying up until midnight trying to finish homework, especially if she does athletics. Read less
Posted by a other on 02/13/12
I attended Hockaday for 5 years as a boarder. I was very involved in the music program at Hockaday. Now that I think about it, my experience at Hockaday was wonderful. I didn't realize it until much later that I am much better at time management and prioritizing than other people. Even though I did not
... Read more love Hockaday or anything while I was there, I am so grateful I attended there. I learned lots of valuable qualities and most importantly, friends I made at Hockaday are the ones who motivates me and make me want to over achieve in every aspects of life. I love hockaday! Read less
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Dallas schools — The Hockaday School is located at 11600 Welch Rd, Dallas TX 75229. 11600 Welch Rd is in the 75229 ZIP code in Dallas, TX The Hockaday School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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