Welcome to the Lower School

Fort Worth Country Day’s Lower School is an inspiring and joyful place where the opportunities are unrivaled. Students are immersed in excellent academics and exceptional character development and are embraced in a nurturing, safe and serene environment.

Children learn best when experiences are engaging and authentic. Our teachers know each child and craft instruction that is challenging, yet appropriate, for every student.

Visit our Butler Kindergarten and Bass Lower School and Ryan Annex to experience our devotion to students firsthand. Peek into our classrooms. Chat with a teacher. View the extraordinary student work that lines the hallways. Feel the awe and wonderment that we feel every day. Education is a passion for us at Fort Worth Country Day.

Fort Worth Country Day cultivates the joy of learning in a safe and structured environment that ignites the power of imagination and creates a foundation for the love of learning.

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  • Differentiated instruction in reading, writing, word study and phonics, and mathematics

  • Full-time academic support coordinator and full-time health and wellness counselor

  • Morning movement and recess

    Morning movement and recess

  • High-tech resources

  • French/Spanish language instruction

  • Leveled reading library with more than 7,000 books

  • Science labs

  • Studio art instruction

  • Music education, including First Steps in Music, Conversational Solfége, and World Music Drumming and more

  • Dynamic Physical Education

  • Core character/values program; age-appropriate service learning

  • After-school enrichment classes

  • Falcon Collaboratory—students communicate and engage in integrated learning experiences

Administrative Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Trey Blair

    Trey Blair 

    Head of Lower School
    (817) 302-3225
    Kenyon College - BA
    St. Mary's College - MA
  • Photo of Kelly  Tierce

    Kelly  Tierce 93

    Assistant Head of Lower School
    (817) 302-3230
    Texas A&M University - BA
    Texas A&M University - MPA
    Texas Wesleyan University - MEd
  • Photo of Sherrilan Gilley

    Sherrilan Gilley 

    Lower School Administrative Assistant
    (817) 302-3224
  • Photo of Beverly Michael

    Beverly Michael 

    Kindergarten Administrative Assistant
    (817) 302-3250
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.