Welcome to the Middle School

The Mason Middle School serves as a transition from the nurturing world of the Bass Lower School to the heightened expectations of the Bass Upper School. Faculty continue to support students’ physical, social, emotional, and academic development and help them accept more personal responsibility along the way.

In Middle School, faculty hope to broaden students’ interests by introducing them to a variety of activities. The inherent risk in “trying something new” leads to an opportunity for students to develop resilience in the face of setbacks — a valuable element of both developmental and academic maturation.

The Mason Middle School also serves to prepare students for the rigor of Upper School discipline. Faculty teach fundamental concepts in each subject area while helping students understand their personal process of successful learning. With this understanding, students can grow to appreciate and embrace the acquisition of knowledge.

The Middle School provides a positive environment for students’ social and emotional growth into adolescence, while creating individualized learning strategies to foster their unique talents and gifts.

List of 10 items.

  • Full-time learning specialist and health and wellness counselor

  • Visual and performing arts experience (art, band, orchestra, drumline, choir, ballet, theatre with grade-level performances)

  • Core values incorporated into daily life; Age-appropriate community service experiences

  • Integrated one-to-one iPad program with full-time tech coordinator

  • Specialists for all subjects, fine arts electives (band, strings, choir, theatre and studio art) and enrichment clubs

  • French, Spanish and Latin language instruction

  • Advisory program to assist students with academic and social growth development

    Advisory program to assist students with academic and social growth development

  • Curriculum-based overnight trips by grade-level

  • Grades 5-6 sports integration; grades 7-8 competitive sports

    Grades 5-6 sports integration; grades 7-8 competitive sports

  • After-school enrichment activities

    After-school enrichment activities

Administrative Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Stephen Blan

    Stephen Blan 

    Middle School Division Head
    (817) 302-3272
    Campbellsville University - BS
    Southwestern Seminary - MA
  • Photo of Hester Burdman

    Hester Burdman 

    Assistant Middle School Division Head
    (817) 302-3229
    SUNY Binghamton - BS
    Hofstra University - MS
  • Photo of Kathy Welch

    Kathy Welch 

    Middle School Registrar
    (817) 302-3212
  • Photo of Deb Nicholson

    Deb Nicholson 

    Fine Arts Admin
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.