Built with an open concept design, The William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Library contains 12,450 square feet of flexible space. Floor to ceiling windows line the south wall of the library encouraging students to enjoy natural lighting during study and collaboration. Mac and desktop computers, printers, and a copier are available for use by all members of the FWCD community. In addition, the Moncrief Library houses three US classrooms, as well as a library classroom and two dedicated study rooms. An outdoor reading patio offers students space to enjoy reading and reflection.
In January 2019, the Center for International Studies opened a dedicated space within the Moncrief Library for students, parents, and faculty interested in international study and service. A comfortable seating area facilitates small group presentations and student discussions. A Geochron Digital 4K inputted into a 4K TV displays constantly evolving mapsets, layers, and live data as students and parents view photos of past trips and learn about upcoming travel opportunities.
The libraries offer a wide range of research databases to meet the academic needs of FWCD students and faculty. Most databases can be accessed at School without logging in. To access databases off campus, students and faculty will need the login information available on the portal Resources Board.
Middle and Upper School students use NoodleTools to generate a works cited list of books, periodicals, database articles and websites. NoodleTools can also be used for online note-taking and outlining.
The librarians collaborate with teachers on research projects that support the curriculum and build comprehensive research skills.
Volunteers are an important part of the Moncrief Library staff. Volunteers assist with book processing, shelving and other library projects. Contact Melissa Hickman, library assistant, for more information.
A summer reading assignment is part of the educational program for all students at FWCD. Faculty who serve on the summer reading committees have attempted to choose books that create pleasurable reading experiences and build enthusiasm for reading. We hope many parents will take the opportunity to read and discuss the books with their children over the summer. For more information about FWCD’s summer reading program, visit http://fwcd.libguides.com/summerreading.
School Year Hours:
Lower School Library 7:45 am-2:00 pm daily
Moncrief Library 7:30 am-6:00 pm daily*
*During early release days, the Moncrief Library will close one hour after the last division is dismissed.
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.
Fort Worth Country Day is committed to understanding and respecting differences. To further support that initiative, FWCD is focused on making the information on our website accessible to all students, parents, and other members of the community. Achieving our goal of making the FWCD website fully accessible requires auditing numerous sections and correcting elements with minimal disruption for daily users.
We appreciate your patience as we transition our content to a format that more closely adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Additionally, some pages of the FWCD website may contain links to third party sites that do not comply with accessibility standards and not within the range of the School’s control.
For questions about the FWCD website, please contact Web Content Manager, Tiffini Crum at firstname.lastname@example.org.