The Admission Process

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Junior Kindergarten

Fort Worth Country Day’s junior kindergarten (JK) is a “bridge” program designed for children who will be 5 years old by August 31, have completed FWCD’s kindergarten admission process and need the gift of time to continue to learn and grow for an additional year.  Please complete the online application (applicants to JK fill out the Kindergarten application) with the application fee. Review the FWCD Parent Partnership in order to complete this process. 
Application Deadline
Early Decision (for current sibling, alumni or faculty children) - November 12, 2021.
New families - January 14, 2022.

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  • Testing and Supplemental Documents

    • Age-normed Readiness Assessment
    Students applying for junior kindergarten will take the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement | Third Edition (KTEA™-3 Brief) and the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test Second Edition (KBIT-2). These tests are individually administered and are a measure of achievement in reading, math, written and oral language and verbal and nonverbal ability.

    Junior kindergarten admission testing is individually administered and scheduled Monday-Friday in the morning. If you are testing at Fort Worth Country Day, we will contact you to schedule an appointment on our campus with Lucy Biggs, former FWCD Kindergarten teacher and admission representative. While your child is enjoying “good work” with Mrs. Biggs, current kindergarten parent volunteers will visit with you about volunteer opportunities, carpool, school uniforms, field trips and more.

    • Preschool Recommendation
    The Preschool Teacher recommendation will be sent to your child’s preschool and returned directly to FWCD. If applying to more than one school, the school that is administering the individual assessment will share a copy of the testing and recommendation with the other applicant schools.
  • Classroom Visit

    Group Observation

    During the 90-minute group observation, applicants will rotate in small groups with our Kindergarten and First Grade teachers. New parents and first-child alumni parents are invited to participate in an informational session on campus.  
    Group Observation Dates:

    Early Decision Kindergarten Applicants: 
    Friday, November 12, 1-2:30 p.m. 
    Tuesday, November 30, 1-2:30 p.m. 
    New Family Kindergarten Applicants: 
    Saturday, January 8, 9-10:30 a.m. 
    Monday, January 31, 1-2:30 pm. 
  • Admission Application Checklist and Notification Dates

    You may log into Ravenna at any time to view the status of the applicant's supplemental documents. 

    Notifications Emailed and Mailed
    Early decision (current sibling, alumni or faculty children) - December 10, 2021 at 4 p.m.
    New families - February 18, 2022 at 4 p.m.
  • Making Your Decision

    We are grateful for your interest in Fort Worth Country Day and look forward to working with you and your family as you make this important decision for your child(ren).

    Enrollment Contract Due
    Early Decision (for current sibling, alumni or faculty children) - January 3, 2022, by noon
    New Family - February 25, 2022, by noon
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.