Our son attends FWCD. The school and parent community is very welcoming to new students and parents. The school has diverse group of students and a great financial aid program. We were most attracted to Country Day for a couple of reasons. We really liked their core values program which follows the students from kindergarten through 12. Having the school help us parents raise polite, respectful, good citizens of the world was very important to us. The focus on Academics, Arts and Athletics really made sense to us. At kindergarten, we have no idea what our child is going to be interested in or naturally talented in, until we get down the road. Knowing that whichever direction our child chooses, that he will be challenged and have great opportunities made the decision easy. There are so many things I could say that we like about the school. As much as we thought we made the right decision prior to starting, that decision has been affirmed over and over again once we became an FWCD family!!
While we don't have direct experience with this, the school is one of the best equipped in the area for students with learning differences. All three schools (lower, middle & upper) have their own learning specialists to assist these students.
Leadership is fantastic. The school has a new headmaster that is bringing a lot of energy and excitement to the campus. We have spent time with the head of the lower school and the head of the upper school and both are great for different reasons.
The core values at FWCD are one of the primary reasons we chose it. We have the core values printed out and taped up in our kitchen. Sometimes when our son is being cranky, we refer to the core values and discuss them.
We are just in kindergarten, but the teachers are fantastic. Each classroom has two teachers (head and assistant). They are super nice and very communicative with us (parents). The progress our son is making with reading jumps on a week by week basis.
Best school in Fort Worth in every which way, unless you want to have a better sports team at All Saints with mostly recruited underprivileged athletes. FWCD sends kids to the most elite schools in the country every year, has great competitive athletic programs where the competition for starting positions is fair, has a great arts program, and has some of the best teachers and a wide variety of US classes, although they could let students take AP classes earlier and fix up the grade situation that favors students who are in regular classes, this applies to even those who go the nation's most prestigious schools. Nevertheless, FWCD has the best academics in Fort Worth by far, especially for the AP and honors students. Looking back on thirteen years there long after after graduating, I can say the leaving Country Day was almost certainly harder than leaving my home, and that is quite a statement to make that should carry a lot of weight for anyone reading this review. A truly exceptional school socially, developmentally, academically, athletically, and artistically.
Fort Worth Country Day continues to exceed our expectations. Not only do we have the best trained teachers and staff, our entire school works together as a community to support each other in all aspects of education and raising well-rounded children who will go out in the world to serve as upstanding citizens. These children are exposed to a rigorous academic environment but also engaged in award-winning athletic and arts programs. In addition, the school stands by its core values systems teaching children character traits that not only serve them now but as they move on to college and later in life. We could not be happier in our decision and consider our children's education the best investment we can make right now.
This is our second year at FWCD, and we could not be happier. Our girls simply love it. Although the curriculum can be demanding at times, teachers are readily available before, during, and/or after class to help in any area our girls need. There is a strong sense of community among students and parents alike, which as new parents, means a lot. I cannot emphasize enough how valuable a visit to campus can be for a prospective parent. For us, being able to visit and talk with students, teachers, and parents made us certain this was the place for our two girls. In the end, there is no review more relevant than the one you can do yourself from first hand experience.