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 for 2016-17 included:
  • Livestock 
  • Dog Training 
  • Fishing 
  • Leadership and Public Speaking 
  • Riflery and Shooting Sports 
  • Horticulture 
  • Photography 
  • Carpentry 

Spotlight on 4H

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  • 4-H Dominates at FWSSR

    Fort Worth Country Day’s junior kindergarten through grade 12 4-H program, now in its third year, rocked the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in January. In the Youth Poultry Division, Falcons dominated, taking home more than half of the Showmanship Awards and 20-plus ribbons in “chicken beauty” categories (many firsts and seconds!). Falcons in the Swine and Longhorn Divisions also had superb showings. Congratulations to the students and their chickens, swine and Longhorns for a job well done. See the list of winners.
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  • Got Eggs? We Do!

    The FWCD 4-H members are selling eggs from the chickens they have raised! Help support this new endeavor in FWCD's 4-H chapter. 4-H members will sell eggs every Friday from 7:15-8:15 a.m. until school ends. All proceeds benefit the FWCD 4-H program to help pay for chicken feed and supplies. 
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  • 4-H Members Place at Local Stock Shows

    FWCD’s K-12 4-H Club recently represented the School at the Cowtown Showdown and West Texas State Fair. The Rollins family dominated at the Cowtown Showdown. Anna ’26 had the Grand Champion Hereford; Luke ’23 had the Reserve Grand Champion Simmental and Jake ’25 was Top 6 in Showmanship. At the West Texas State Fair, the Grace family was on top. Jackson ’23 had the Grand Champion Female and the Junior Champion Steer (Longhorn); and Caden ’29 had the Reserve Champion Steer (Longhorn) and placed second in Showmanship.
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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.

Spotlight on the Center for International Studies

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  • FWCD Hosts French Students, Nîmes Names a Sister City

    Fourteen FWCD students and Upper School French Teacher Andréanne Annis welcomed Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor of Nîmes, (pronounced NEEM) France, to Fort Worth in February. Annis served as a translator/interpreter for a Fort Worth Sister Cities International (FWSCI) visit with a French delegation from Nîmes last year. “We welcomed the delegation with a beautiful banner designed by Isabel Garza [’21], who united the logos and the architectures of both Sister Cities and flowers,” Annis said. “Our students showered them with lovely statements in French about the benefits of uniting these two cities, which provides additional educational as well as cultural opportunities and commerce.”
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Falcons Afield

Falcons Afield Internships allow Upper School students the opportunity to consolidate and apply the learning from their coursework into meaningful and relevant job-shadowing experiences. These internships are a unique way to connect FWCD students with professional leaders in the greater Fort Worth community as well as gain the skills and knowledge to further their education beyond the FWCD campus.


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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  • Rosetta Lee will speak at FWCD on November 27.

    Rosetta Lee to Speak at FWCD

    FWCD will host Diversity Speaker and Trainer Rosetta Lee on Tuesday, November 27, for a series of diversity-related presentations. She will meet with students in each division throughout the morning and then lead a professional development workshop for faculty in the afternoon. All divisions will be dismissed early on November 27: Lower and Middle School dismiss at noon; Upper School dismisses at 1 p.m.
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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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  • Falcons Give Back

    FWCD eighth-graders gave back to the Fort Worth community in a big way by dispersing $8,100 in grant funding to eight local nonprofit organizations. The check presentation ceremony on Friday, March 1, concluded the Falcons for Fort Worth program, a community service learning project developed to instill the values of philanthropy in today’s students. The program focuses on the values of generosity, involvement and responsibility—all character qualities that students carry with them for a lifetime.
     
    The Once Upon a Time Foundation granted $100 per student for disbursement in the Falcons for Fort Worth program. Each advisory acts as a board of a corporation -- the program discusses corporate giving. The students then learn about local nonprofits through representatives who visit campus throughout the fall semester. This year, 16 organizations shared their stories. During the presentations, students posed questions to better understand the inner-working of the various agencies. This is the eighth year FWCD eighth-graders have participated in this interactive, real-world learning program.
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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.