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The Hockaday Girls School

Address: 11600 Welch Rd, Dallas, TX 75229, United States

Description The Hockaday Girls School

  • Founded: 1913
  • Location: Dallas, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 1089
  • Rating in the USA: 2.

The Hockaday School is a women's boarding school in Dallas, recognized as one of the best in the United States: it is an elite private educational institution preparing to enter college and university. The school offers training exclusively for girls. For citizens of Russia, admission from grade 8 is possible.

The Hockaday School is a member of several prestigious associations:

  • Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • The National Coalition of Girls' Schools
  • The National and Texas Associations for College Admission Counseling.

A great advantage for comprehensive development is living in an international environment: girls share their views on the world, thoughts about a future life, draw the best from each other, make close acquaintances with classmates, which may be useful in the future.

The academic load is 4-5 courses per year, you can choose a highly specialized course as an additional subject:

  • Foreign languages, including rare
  • Political training, including Espionage and Diplomatic Policy
  • A detailed study of the arts: from dancing and singing to sculpture and film production
  • Mass Communications: Journalism, Journalism
  • Mathematical sciences and so on.

The level of training programs is the most effective: modern methods are practiced, teachers are carefully selected. In high school, tests are carried out to help understand what girls want, what they dream of doing - this is how they determine their future profession. Among the owners of The Hockaday School certificate, the percentage of admission to a university in the USA is 100%

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Hockaday Girls School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
12-16
from 31 570 $ / semester

Secondary education

  • Age: 12-16 years old
  • Duration: 1-4 years.

The cost of the program changes every year from grades 8 to 12: after graduation, girls become independent, educated and intelligent girls with a lot of opportunities for further education.

Accommodation, housing and food

The cost of training includes accommodation in a hostel, there are only two of them: each has a fresh repair, there are necessary conditions for a comfortable stay and independent work, the rooms are double. Girls feed on school grounds three times a day.

Events The Hockaday Girls School

The school emphasizes the comprehensive development of students through a combination of academic studies with sports and other activities. Girls take part in hobby groups (and lead them), organize social projects, create sports teams, issue a school newspaper, hold competitions and performances.

The city of Dallas offers opportunities for exciting excursions and events: exploring cultural and historical sights, visiting professional sports matches. The school has 14 buses for transferring students to exhibitions, festivals, excursions, concerts.

Equipment The Hockaday Girls School

Hokadey School has modern equipment and many equipped classrooms / sites with a total area of 88 acres. Pupils can use:

  • Lab with 3D printers and other labs
  • Science center
  • Planetarium
  • Art studio
  • Theater
  • The rooms of the orchestra and choir
  • Vocal Studios
  • Halls for playing musical instruments
  • Art studio
  • Cabinet of ceramics
  • Lecture hall and so on.

For extracurricular activities and sports activities there are 14 tennis courts, 60 sections are open.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at The Hockaday School is divided into 2 semesters of 18 weeks, classes last for 80 minutes. Additional expenses:

  • Student fees: $ 1,000 one-time, $ 2,000 - once a year
  • Costs for school uniforms, textbooks, personal expenses and airfare to Dallas
  • Visa expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The selection of students is strict - you will need:

  • Provide documents about previous education
  • Pass entrance tests
  • Have 90 TOEFL Points
  • Pass the interview
  • Show letters of recommendation from teachers.

In addition, parents of candidates for school attendance fill out a questionnaire and interview. An additional requirement is the availability of a laptop for classes in the classroom and for independent work.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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