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The Hockaday School

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Headmistress Jeanne Preston Whitman
Established 1913
School type Private, Non-sectarian
Religious affiliation None
Location Dallas, TX, USA
Enrollment 1,020 girls
Faculty 105
Campus 100 acres
Mascot Killer Daisy
Athletics 13 sports

The Hockaday School is an independent, nonreligious college preparatory day and boarding school for girls located in Dallas, Texas. The boarding school is for girls in grades 8–12 and the day school is from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Official language(s) None. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A boarding school is a school where some or all students not only study but also live, amongst their peers but away from their home and family. ... Nickname: Big D Official website: www. ... Official language(s) None. ... A kindergarten in Afghanistan. ...

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History

The school was founded in 1913 by Ela Hockaday in response to parental demand for a college preparatory school for girls. While the school is noted for its students' continuing on to a variety of prestigious universities today, early on the school sent many girls to Smith College. The first class consisted of only fourteen students. Miss Hockaday's friend, Sarah Trent, was one of the first teachers at the school and was influential in its development. 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Smith College, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the largest womens college in the United States. ...


Perhaps due to its lack of religious affiliation and the unconventional lifestyle of its founder, who was a great friend of Gertrude Stein, Hockaday grew into an institution with a reputation for feminism. Miss Hockaday founded her school on four cornerstones that were to form the basis of the students' educations: character, courtesy, scholarship, and athletics. Today, the Founder's Day award is the most noteworthy a graduating senior can receive; the honor is given to the girls who best exemplify these four cornerstones. Community service and participation in the fine arts have also become hallmarks of the school. Gertrude Stein, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1935 Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874, in Pittsburgh - July 27, 1946) was an American writer, poet, feminist, playwright, and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her life in France. ... Feminism is a diverse, competing, and often opposing collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women. ...


The school today

Hockaday has occupied its current campus in a residential area of Northwest Dallas since 1961. The enrollment is approximately 1000 students from pre-K to 12, about 450 in the Upper School. The student to faculty ratio is approximately 10:1, and 100% of graduating seniors go on to college. Recent graduates have attended Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard, Olin College, Princeton University, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, Vanderbilt University and Yale. Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Olin College is a selective, private college for undergraduate engineering students. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located on an extensive campus in and around suburban Princeton, New Jersey. ... Stanford may refer: Stanford University Places: Stanford, Kentucky Stanford, California, home of Stanford University Stanford Shopping Center Stanford, New York, town in Dutchess County. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself ) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern California and Southern Cal), was founded in 1880 and is Californias oldest private research university, and is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Vanderbilt University (colloquially known as Vandy) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Yale can refer to an educational institution: Yale University, one of the United States oldest universities. ...


The school colors are green and white, and the current school uniform for Upper and Middle School consists of saddle-oxfords, white dress shirts or polo shirts, and a uniform green and white plaid skirt. Girls may also wear solid-green skirts or, if they are in Upper School, a green and white kilt. Green blazers are added on "dress uniform days" for grades 5–11, while seniors gain the privilege of wearing white blazers. It is viewed as a rite of passage to earn one's white blazer, along with the class ring, at the end of junior year. In the past the uniform has included such dated items as green and white plaid bell-bottoms. Japanese high school students in uniform School uniforms are common in elementary and secondary schools in many nations. ... Bell bottoms are trousers that become more wide from the knees downwards. ...


The school crest bears a unicorn, but in the 1980s the student council voted to adopt the "Killer Daisy" as a mascot. This stems from the nickname for students at Hockaday: Hockadaisies. Though there has been debate among the students to change the mascot over the past few years, it has remained unchanged. The gentle and pensive virgin has the power to tame the unicorn, in this fresco in Palazzo Farnese, Rome, probably by Domenichino, ca 1602 The unicorn is a legendary creature embodied like a horse, but slender and with a single — usually spiral — horn growing out of its forehead (whence its...


Hockaday's brother school is the St. Mark's School of Texas, which is located a few miles away. Hockadaisies may take classes that are not offered on their home campus at St. Mark's instead and vice versa. This allows the two schools to offer subjects that are in lower demand while keeping options open for their students. For instance, French and AP Studio Art are taught exclusively at Hockaday, while German and AP Economics are taught exclusively at St. Mark's, and Drama and AP Statistics is split. AP Environmental Science, which used to be taught exclusively at St. Mark's, has been started up separately at Hockaday. The St. ... Studio art, when considered as an academic discipline, is the making of visual art (such as painting, drawing or sculpture), contrasted to the study of art history, for instance. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into theatre. ...


Student life

The school has a well-known community service program, which is in conjunction with St. Mark's, and which requires every upper school student to perform at least 15 hours of service every year. It also sponsors sports and academic teams which go on to succeed at high levels; most notable is the success of its debate team, which ranks in the top five nationally for secondary schools. Lincoln-Douglas Debate, sometimes called Lincoln-Douglas, LD debate, or simply L/D, L-D, or LD, is a style of debate practiced in National Forensic League competitions, and widely used in related debate leagues such as the National Catholic Forensic League, National Educational Debate Association, the National Christian Forensics...


Famous alumnae

Barbara Bush Barbara Pierce Bush (born November 25, 1981, in Dallas, Texas) is one of the fraternal twin daughters of U.S. president George W. Bush and Laura Bush. ... Jenna and Barbara Bush with their parents George W. Bush and Laura Bush Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Welch Bush (born November 25, 1981, in Dallas, Texas) are the fraternal twin daughters of U.S. president George W. Bush and Laura Bush. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and former governor of Texas. ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ... TNA President Dixie Carter Dixie Carter (born 1964-5) is an American businesswoman, currently serving as president of the limited liability company TNA Entertainment. ... Soprano Victoria Clark won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2005 for her performance in Adam Guettels The Light in the Piazza. ... Lisa Loeb - 2004 Lisa Anne Loeb (born 11 March 1968 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States) is a singer-songwriter and reality TV star. ... Patricia Richardson (born February 23, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland) is a American television and motion picture actress best known for her role as Jill Taylor on Home Improvement. ...

External links


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/The Hockaday School (1902 words)
The school was founded in 1913 by Ela Hockaday in response to parental demand for a college preparatory school for girls.
The school colors are green and white, and the current school uniform for Upper and Middle School consists of saddle-oxfords, white dress shirts or polo shirts, and a uniform green and white plaid skirt.
Recently the school has undergone major construction and innovation initiatives, which have included the introduction of a laptop program (now all Middle and Upper Schoolers are issued laptop computers to use in and out of school for their assignments) as well as the addition of Smartboard technology to each classroom.
The Hockaday School - Peterson's In-Depth Description (2086 words)
The Hockaday School, founded in 1913, provides a nationally recognized college-preparatory education for bright girls of strong potential who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world.
Hockaday’s teachers are chosen for depth of knowledge in their fields of specialization, personal integrity, and the ability to facilitate the progress of individual students.
Because the School requires a student to attend the School for at least two years to be eligible for graduation, new students are not normally admitted to the senior class.
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