Welcome to the Lower School

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends,

I want to welcome you to one of the most inspiring, joyful places that I know-- Fort Worth Country Day’s Lower School. Whether your child is creating in the Kindergarten or exploring in the fourth grade, the opportunities here are unrivaled. FWCD students are immersed in an education that comprises excellent academics and exceptional character development and are embraced in a nurturing, safe and serene environment.

We accomplish all this because we, as a community, love teaching. We know that children learn best when experiences are engaging and authentic. Our teachers know each and every child that walks through our hallways, and we craft and deliver instruction that is challenging, yet appropriate, for every student.

Education is a passion for us at Fort Worth Country Day. I invite you to visit our Butler Kindergarten Building and our Lower School so you can see and experience our devotion to students firsthand. Peek into our classrooms, chat with a teacher, take a walk through our building and view the exceptional student work that lines the hallways. I am confident you will come away with the same feeling of awe and wonderment that I feel every day.


Trey Blair
Head of Lower School

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.

Differentiated instruction in reading, spelling and math
Leveled reading library with more than 7,000 books
Music instruction
iPads and interactive technology in all homeroom classes
Science labs

Dynamic Physical Education 30 minutes each day
French/Spanish language instruction

Studio art instruction

Character education, core values program
Falcon Collaboratory--a space where all students communicate and collaborate while engaging in learning experiences that integrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics
SOAR After-school enrichment classes

Administrative Team

List of 4 members.

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    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 

    LS 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.

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  • Website Accessibility Statement

    Fort Worth Country Day is committed to understanding and respecting differences. To further support that initiative, FWCD is focused on making the information on our website accessible to all students, parents, and other members of the community. Achieving our goal of making the FWCD website fully accessible requires auditing numerous sections and correcting elements with minimal disruption for daily users.

    We appreciate your patience as we transition our content to a format that more closely adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Additionally, some pages of the FWCD website may contain links to third party sites that do not comply with accessibility standards and not within the range of the School’s control.

    For questions about the FWCD website, please contact Web Content Manager, Tiffini Crum at  tiffini.crum@fwcd.com.

    Learn more about Fort Worth Country Day’s Mission, Philosophy, Core Values and Commitment to Inclusivity.