For nearly 60 years, Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) has taken advantage of the world beyond its berms. Our founders assigned a great significance to putting “Fort Worth” in our name, and ever since, we have remained committed to being a school of and for the community. Today, FWCD continues to meet the high expectations of those founders as a school leading in Fort Worth and as a national significant, forward-thinking learning community serving students in junior kindergarten (JK) through grade 12.
Founded in 1962, FWCD is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in southwest Fort Worth. The School’s mission is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional and ethical development of capable students through a challenging college-preparatory program that integrates academics, the arts and athletics – FWCD’s time-honored 3As.
FWCD and its dynamic faculty and staff encourage students to think critically, engage in discussion and embrace learning. While our JK and Kindergarten, Lower, Middle and Upper Schools each have their own classroom buildings, we recognize and celebrate the value of togetherness and the gifts of our ever-diversifying community. Shared traditions, such as the Falcon House program, draw the entire FWCD community together twice a year. In addition, annual grade-level projects and experiences – like the Kindergarten Rodeo, Famous Americans, the Big Bend Trip and Washington, D.C. Seminar – foster a sense of belonging.
An advanced curriculum, comprehensive in its emphasis of the humanities, sciences, arts and athletics, encourages openness of thought and helps to develop enthusiastic, well-rounded and responsible citizens equipped for success in college and life. In each division, learning specialists, as well as health and wellness counselors, support students, faculty and staff, and age-appropriate service learning is infused into the curriculum from JK-12.
One hundred percent of FWCD students are accepted to a variety of national and international four-year colleges and universities, demonstrating an outstanding level of preparation and the ability to contribute positively to the world. Our Class of 2019 was awarded more than $11.6 million in merit-based scholarships and awards, accepted into 154 different colleges and universities, and will attend 52 different institutions throughout the United States. Eleven of our seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program and/or the National Hispanic Recognition Program.