Offering excellent academic preparation in a supportive environment, Fort Worth Country Day has been preparing its graduates for college success for 50 years.
Because FWCD students are challenged to think critically and write analytically, they enter college confident in their skills, and are more prepared than many of their peers to take full advantage of the collegiate experience. The school’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum includes a wide selection of Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Outside the classroom, FWCD students are encouraged to find their passion among the school’s broad athletic, visual and performing arts and community service opportunities.
At FWCD, the College Counseling Office is dedicated to making the transition from high school to college a smooth and enjoyable experience. The primary goal of the office is to provide support for all students, helping each one find his or her appropriate match. The college counselors work closely with juniors and seniors starting at the beginning of the junior year with a weekly college counseling class. Topics of discussion include understanding admission selectivity, writing college essays and applying for scholarships. “We expect our students to be knowledgeable and ready to navigate the college process no matter where they choose to apply,” says Kristin Vaughn, director of college counseling.
Traditionally, 100 percent of FWCD graduates attend four-year colleges and universities. Students who stay in Texas have acceptance rates far exceeding the levels set by in-state institutions.
From the Ivy League to Oberlin’s conservatory of music to top private liberal arts colleges around the country, FWCD students’ acceptances demonstrate an outstanding level of preparation, plus an ability to contribute positively to their campus and, ultimately, to their world.