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Fort Worth Country Day School

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Posted June 8, 2009

FWCD is one of the best schools I've visited. Great people, classes, fine arts, and sports. The teachers encourage the children to reach for their goals and to go above and beyond. They also offer summerbridge, a free program in which high school and/or college students teach Fort Worth ISD middle school students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

This school was outstanding but with the leadership of new administrators and many new inexperienced or very little experienced teachers the focus has shifted to raising money and building not on the student, academics, or respectful behavior. The student must self teach and do well in an inconsistent enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

We feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of the FWCD family. If you are considering prep school for your child, you must visit FWCD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Fort Worth Country Day offers so much. In my opinion, it is the best private school in Texas. Great classes, fine arts, and most of all people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

as an alum of fwcd, i can say the education is of the best quality, and i encourage parents to send their children
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

By far, the best education in Fort Worth. For the money, perhaps the best education in the nation. Well rounded programs, great teachers, and more national merit scholars than any school (no other school in Fort worth is close). A real emphasis on developmental skills, not only academically, but also socially and giving back to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

FWCD is very slow to change. There are some excellent teachers but many more that should have retired long ago. The leadership is more concerned with imaging than it is with improving education and meeting the needs of its students. It has been a true disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

This was the BEST school I have even attended. Wonderful teachers and students. The curriculum is one of the best. No other school can compete
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2007

This is a great school, but the students are very snobby, they are rude and disrespactful
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2006

Country Day has provided an amazing education for both of my children. The teachers give so much individual care to each student and the ratio of student to teacher is about 1:7 it is extremely difficult but is worth it in the college run, when kids reach college after attending the upperschool they are more than prepared for the work load ahead of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

I tink they have a wonderful curriculum and parent involvement. Teache quality is very high.
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Posted February 7, 2006

This is a reallly good school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2005

We have been here with three children from the start! The best thirteen years of our life bar none! Tough college prep but fair.Come visit.Ask lots of questions, I did. You will not dissappointed with this choice for your family.
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Posted January 9, 2005

Forth Worth Country Day School has been a blessing to our family. It starts with a wonderful campus with lots of history built in 1962. The teachers are top notch in their education field and encourage our children to learn at an advanced level in a peaceful enviroment. We have three girls attending FWCDS. This will be our eighth year and feel that FWCDS has exceeded in our expectations to prepare our children for college and life beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 31%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 13%
Hispanic 3% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

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  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
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  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

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  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (817) 738-6392

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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4200 Country Day Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: (817) 302-3242

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