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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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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    French Immersion Trip Opportunity through CIS

    Tailored for Falcons and led by Upper School Spanish Teacher Andréanne Annis and Upper School History Teacher Quinton Davis, this three-week trip to France and Switzerland appeals to all Upper School students. This trip will provide its travelers with an interdisciplinary credit from FWCD. The teachers will maximize the opportunity to observe and study French historical monuments and sites while advancing FWCD's global citizenship competency. 
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  • Proposed Youth Exchanges for students in grades 9-12 are planned for March, June and July 2022 through Fort Worth Sister Cities International (FWSCI).

    Fort Worth Sister Cities International Youth Exchanges

    Proposed Youth Exchanges for students in grades 9-12 are planned for March, June and July 2022 through Fort Worth Sister Cities International (FWSCI). Students may apply to be a Youth Ambassador for trips to Hungary, Italy, France, Mexico, Germany and Japan. View the Time To Travel brochure and learn more about the 2022 exchanges. Scholarship opportunities are available.
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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.


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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  • The Inclusivity, Diversity, Education and Affinity (IDEA) student group works to bring programming and education to the entire Upper School community.

    Gathered Together: To Share, Challenge, Learn and Grow

    The Inclusivity, Diversity, Education and Affinity (IDEA) student group works to bring programming and education to the entire Upper School community. It is led by seniors Mary Grace McGann, Kenna Wong, Nick Pakis, Xixi Hillman, Reshma Niraula, Banner Robinson, and Joaquin Castro-Balbi and advised by Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion Nicole Masole. Last year’s January 2021 inaugural conference was a springboard for the group to gauge interest and begin to set the focus for further programming.
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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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  • Candy for Como

    Members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) took Halloween treats to the Como Community Center last week. They collected bags of candy to fill 410 treat bags! The NJHS Leadership Team of Alex Parsons ’26, Catherine Hart ’26, Ashley Chan ’27, Eliza Peacock ’26, Hailey Seiden ’26, and Jack Wegman ’26 helped advisor Karina Hinz Barrigas count all the bags, which were then delivered on Friday, October 29. View the slideshow
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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.