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 

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  • 4-H Garden Club Harvest

    FWCD 4-H Garden Club Meeting enjoyed their final meeting of the year with a little digging. Students harvested (and ate) quite a few carrots. They also planted some rosemary in the vegetable bed and Asian jasmine in the shade bed. Students will eventually work in those areas on some horticulture design while making a fairy garden. 
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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.

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  • Spring Break 2023 Italy Trip Interest Meeting on February 28

    Spring Break 2023 Italy Trip Interest Meeting on February 28

    Clint Hagen will be leading a group to Italy during spring break 2023. Join him for a parent-student interest meeting on Monday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the Moncrief Library. Explore ancient Rome and its modern legacy in a trip that combines the best of both. Students will trace the impact of Roman civilization from its beginning through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, modern Europe, and the United States. They will visit the excavated ruins of first-century Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, and experience a first-of-its-kind virtual reality reconstruction of Nero’s palace, the Domus Aurea, all while being led by expert tour guides. This trip is open to students in the Classes of 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026. RSVP to Clint Hagen.
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  • Anne-Lise Knecht Woods ’85 shared that Sota Ueguri, a Japanese exchange student the family hosted through Fort Worth Sister Cities International when her son, Noah ’19, was in eighth grade, spent the holiday with them.

    A Family Reunion

    There was a family reunion in the Woods’ household this Thanksgiving break! Anne-Lise Knecht Woods ’85 shared that Sota Ueguri, a Japanese exchange student the family hosted through Fort Worth Sister Cities International when her son, Noah ’19, was in eighth grade, spent the holiday with them. Anne-Lise and Noah have kept in touch with Sota, who is a junior at The State University of New York at New Paltz, over the years. Knowing Sota would not be returning to Japan for Thanksgiving, the Woods family invited him to join them in Fort Worth. “We toured the FWCD campus on Friday, and he was like a kid in a candy store even though no one was here,” Anne-Lisa said. "It was so fun to reminisce.”  
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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 and inclusivity in our community. The statement promotes, supports and compels, calling on us all to be a welcoming and accessible school community to Fort Worth’s most capable and motivated students.

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.

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  • FWCD Together

    February Community Connections

    FWCD parents/guardians and faculty/staff are invited to join together for deeper community connections and participate in fun and meaningful conversations on a variety of topics. The second Community Connections event, hosted by the Falcon Inclusion Team (FIT), focuses on belonging and what it means to create a sense of belonging. Choose from two dates, both in the Lou and Nick Martin Campus Center: Tuesday, February 22 (6-7 p.m.), or Friday, February 25 (2-3 p.m.) RSVP by Monday, February 21, using the Community Connections JotForm. Questions? Contact Nicole Masole, Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion. 
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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. 


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  • The Lower School Student Council collected more than 40 boxes of household items for the Presbyterian Night Shelter.

    Lower School Donation Drive Supports Union Gospel Mission

    The Lower School Student Council collected more than 40 boxes of household items for the Union Gospel, including backpacks, underwear, washcloths, travel-size soap/body wash, clear reusable water bottles, laundry detergent, fabric softener,  bleach, Magic Erasers, Lysol air freshener, dish towels, disinfectant spray, Clorox wipes, foot powder, Pine-Sol/ Fabuloso, new pillows, snack-size Ziploc bags, men’s and women’s shower shoes and scrubs. The students traveled to the Union Gospel Mission on March 7 to deliver the items with Lower School Student Council Advisory Theresa Fuss. A big thank you to the Lower School families for their generous contributions!
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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.