FWCD Student Life at a Glance

All-School 4-H Program

Fort Worth Country Day’s all-school 4-H program provides opportunities for students and their families to gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy. Parent and/or faculty volunteers mentor students with project selection and development. Students from all divisions can choose their favorite projects to explore.

Projects options include:
  • Livestock 
  • Dog Training 
  • Fishing 
  • Leadership and Public Speaking 
  • Riflery and Shooting Sports 
  • Horticulture 
  • Photography 
  • Carpentry 

Spotlight on 4H

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  • Brothers Take on the FWSSR

    Jackson ’23 and Caden Grace ’29 recently represented the FWCD 4-H Club at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. In the Youth Show, Caden earned first place in Junior Showmanship, and Jackson earned Reserve Grand Champion Female with Diamond Q Zena and second place in Teen Showmanship. In the Open Show, Caden was honored with the Junior Champion Trophy Steer with JCG Ferdinand, and Jackson was Reserve Grand Champion Mature Female with Black Cadillac. “We truly appreciate all the support teachers, coaches, administration and staff show both Jackson and Caden throughout the year, helping and encouraging them to be the best they can be in all aspect of their lives, school, sports, scouts and showing,” said Carrie, Jackson and Caden’s mom.
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  • Join FWCD 4-H

    One of the largest 4-H programs in the area, FWCD 4-H is ready for a strong year four!  The kickoff meeting for this JK-12 club is Monday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center. Please plan to be there and encourage others that are interested in learning more about 4-H to come along with you!
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Center for International Studies

Fort Worth Country Day is committed to preparing young people to make a difference in a complex and changing world. We strive to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to understand and act responsibly and creatively to resolve local and global issues. While many schools simply offer their students opportunities to travel, FWCD seeks to cultivate global competence in all JK-12 students by weaving global perspectives into the curriculum, working with local partners to contribute to our Fort Worth community, and providing meaningful international travel and hosting exchanges. Visit the Center for International Studies section for more information.

Spotlight on the Center for International Studies

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  • Lower School Students Travel to Africa

    On Monday, February 10, Ned’s Kindness Adventure visited the Lower School. Performer Abraham and NED took students on a journey to Kenya, Africa, where they learned to be kind-hearted and caring to people from different cultures or those who are different from us. 
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Capstone Program

Capstone is an interdisciplinary, summary exercise consisting of four
components: exploration, research, a final project, and presentation. The
purpose of the Capstone is to foster intellectual curiosity, educational purpose and engagement as students conclude their Upper School experience at FWCD. The Capstone program provides time, structure, and resources to develop a student’s passion examining questions beyond the constraints of traditional classes and academic disciplines. At its conclusion, students share their work with the school community and articulate their growth.



Falcon Houses

Falcon Houses serve as a forum for creating student connections and cross-divisional engagement, while providing opportunities for School members to celebrate milestones throughout the year. In an effort to reinforce FWCD’s strong sense of community, Falcon Houses divide students, faculty and staff into 16 houses with each house broken down further into “trios” and “quads” so that Middle and Upper School students serve as mentors and leaders while forming connections with Lower School students. Houses are named after the School’s Founders: Perry R. Bass; George Ann Carter-Bahan H’13; Sam B. Cantey III; Betty Claire Dupree-McKnight H’13; Rufus Garrett, Jr.; James S. Garvey; Robert K. Hanger; Elton M. Hyder, Jr.; Priscilla Holland Johnston H’13; O.P. “Paul” Leonard H’13; William W. McKinney; James R. Meeker; William W. Meeker; Thomas M. Ryan; Edmund W. Schenecker; and Patricia Schutts H’13.
Falcon Houses provides students, faculty and staff with a sense of place and belonging above and beyond what they feel in their classrooms.

Inclusivity

Consistent with the School’s defining statements and core values, Fort Worth Country Day’s Statement of Inclusivity is a commitment to proactively promote diversity/inclusivity in our community. The Statement promotes, supports and compels action to be a welcoming and accessible community to Fort Worth’s most capable and motivated students.
 
Diversity/inclusivity activities include:
  • SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity), a peer-led professional development program
  • Common Ground, a program designed for students in grades 1-5 that focuses on appreciating differences and celebrating similarities
  • DAP (Diversity Action Program), formerly known as the Upper School Diversity Club
  • Student and faculty annually attending the People of Color and Student Leadership conferences
  • Guest Speakers and special events
At Fort Worth Country Day,
We believe that understanding and respecting differences
not only inspires compassion and empathy,
but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity.

We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives
that comprise and enhance our learning environment.

We commit to sustaining and growing
an intentionally inclusive community.

Spotlight on Inclusivity

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  • Artist Featured in National Geographic Shares Work

    Sedrick Huckaby, an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington and father of Halle ’27 and Rising ’24, spoke to the Middle School about his paintings, which are featured in the February 2020 issue of National Geographic, on a story of Clotilda, the last known slave ship to reach the U.S. in 1860. The African-American family and its heritage has been the content of Sedrick’s work for several years.
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Service Learning

Fort Worth Country Day believes that service to our School, to the greater community and humankind is a necessary component for the education of the whole student. Only through service can one fully appreciate the many gifts that an FWCD education provides. The goal of our program is to educate students about the need for community service by encouraging them to participate in programs that add to the quality of life for the citizens of FWCD and Fort Worth.
 
Fort Worth Country Day recognizes that both the community and our students are enriched by active involvement in service. As a school, we believe we are responsible for providing opportunities, role models and support to our students to promote their active involvement in service. We also embrace our place in the greater Fort Worth community and acknowledge that our responsibility to contribute through thought and deed to the city that has been since our founding. It is therefore the policy of FWCD to encourage and support its students in service endeavors. All FWCD students learn to lead by serving and participate in numerous age-appropriate community service projects. 


Spotlight on Service Learning

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  • Celebrating 100 Days of School

    To celebrate the 100th day of school, FWCD first-graders collected cans for the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB). Each classroom’s goal? You guessed it, 100 cans. The grand total of cans collected from the four classes was 491!
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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.