Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome from the Head of School

Since joining this community in 2015, a favorite part of my role as Head of School has been that of “Storyteller-in-Chief.” I love telling the story of Fort Worth Country Day, and I love sharing what makes our school unique.

Our school is more than teachers and students in classrooms; we are a community working together to help children grow and learn. We cultivate values in addition to knowledge. We prioritize opportunities to shine making sure each of our students, every year, has significant experiences in our time-honored 3A’s … academics, arts and athletics. We guide social-emotional development in addition to providing learning support.

Our job is not to eliminate challenges... It is to help students learn to navigate those challenges.

Our job is not to eliminate challenges...

It is to help students learn to navigate those challenges. Our faculty and staff love being a part of the team helping our students meet and even exceed their potential.

To be a part of the Falcon community is to be a part of a wonderful family. FWCD is a community with a vibrant and inclusive culture that deeply cares for one another. Our faculty and staff pride themselves on creating a nurturing environment where all students are encouraged to express themselves.

The only way to truly “get” this incredible school is to come to campus and visit in person. Seeing our 104-acre campus active with nearly 1,100 students, 220 faculty and staff, and any number of parent volunteers on any given day tells its own story.

I will be eager to know your FWCD story as it unfolds. Start your connection now by calling us at 817.302.3209, submitting an inquiry, or scheduling a visit.

I hope we get the chance to welcome you to campus soon!

Eric V. Lombardi
Head of School

Fort Worth Country Day at a Glance

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159 full-time faculty members
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55 percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees
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Full-time academic support coordinator for each division
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Full-time health and wellness counselor in each division
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$3.8 million granted in financial aid
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1 in 4.6 students receives need-based financial aid
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A+ grade for 2023 from Niche, putting FWCD in the top 2.5% of schools in America


Fort Worth Country Day is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest,(ISAS). ISAS, a member of the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA), has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Council’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. ISAS is commended by ICAISA for the quality of the Association’s accreditation program for its Member Schools.

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ACCISAssociation of College Counselors in Independent Schools
AFPAssociation of Fundraising Professionals
ASCDAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development
CASECouncil for the Advancement and Support of Education
CSEECouncil for Spiritual and Ethical Education
ISASIndependent Schools Association of the Southwest
ICAISAInternational Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation
INDEXIndependent School Data Exchange
ISMIndependent School Management
MSONMalone Schools Online Network
NACACNational Association for College Admission Counseling
NAISNational Association of Independent Schools
NASSPNational Association of Secondary School Principals
NBOANational Business Officers Association
PRSAPublic Relations Society of America
SPCSouthwest Preparatory Conference
TACACTexas Association for College Admission Counseling
TPSATexas Private Schools Association
TISCTexas Independent Schools Consortium
 The College Board

Head of School

Eric Lombardi


2023-24 enrollment totals 1,097 students.

  • Lower School (JK-4) 414 students
  • Middle School (5-8) 317 students
  • Upper School (9-12) 366 students

Student/Faculty Ratio

  • Junior Kindergarten 10:1
  • Kindergarten 10:1
  • Lower School 17:1
  • Middle School 8:1
  • Upper School 10:1

Class Schedule

JK8:10am - 1pm
K-48:10am - 3:10pm
5-68:05am - 3:20pm
7-88:05am - 3:45pm
9-128:45am - 3:45pm

Advanced Placement

Fort Worth Country Day currently offers 19 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. In 2023, 171 students took 534 exams.

Standardized Testing

Class of 2023 (93 students)

ACT (53 testers)
(Middle 50%) 24-32

SAT (64 testers)
(Middle 50%) 1168-1380
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 600-730
Math: 558-680

Class of 2024

The 87 members of the Class of 2024 submitted 740 applications to 189 colleges and universities and were accepted at 147 of them. They have enrolled at 42 different institutions across the U.S. and internationally.

To date, 62% of the class will attend out-of-state colleges and universities. Thirty-eight percent of the class will attend Texas colleges and universities. 

Seventeen seniors achieved National Merit Scholar, Finalist, and Commended Student status and/or were recognized as a Scholar by the College Board’s National Recognition Programs. Twenty-nine achieved AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, and/or AP Scholar with Distinction status.

Three seniors in the performing and visual arts are set to continue their studies at the collegiate level. Seven seniors will become collegiate athletes at their respective institutions.

The class was awarded more than $12.6 million in merit-based scholarships and awards.

More about the Class of 2024


Fort Worth Country Day is a special place where attention to creativity and individuality are combined with attention to performance in academics, the arts and athletics. Together, the 3A's create a unique environment for excellence and leadership to soar.

  • Academics - Students are inspired to learn, lead and serve.
  • Arts - At FWCD, we inspire innovation and excellence through our celebrated fine arts program.
  • Athletics - Student-athletes demonstrate a high regard for sportsmanship, effort, health fitness and school spirit.
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    Fort Worth Country Day has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, the School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin in admissions, the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, athletics, and other School-administered programs.