International Admission Criteria

The criteria for admission to Fort Worth Country Day are scholastic performance and accomplishments, English language proficiency, emotional maturity and a desire for education. Generally, students are admitted to grades 9-12. The admission process for international students requires the following:

  • A completed online application with the $100 application fee.
  • English and mathematics teacher recommendations (completed in English).
  • Transcripts from the student’s current school (submitted in English).
  • Student supplement, which includes the Honor Code information and essay.
  • Completion of the ISEE on or before March 3, 2018.
  • Required campus day visit and interview or personal interview using Skype technology
  • Evidence of health insurance, expatriation and repatriation insurance. If you are offered admission, you will also be required to purchase the supplemental accident insurance offered through FWCD.
  • Completed Affidavit of Financial Support.
*We strongly encourage non-native English speakers to submit a documented TOEFL score as a supplement to their application. FWCD requires proficiency in written and spoken English and does not offer an English as a Second Language program.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 items.

  • How Do I Apply?

    Complete the online application.
  • Does FWCD board students?

    FWCD is a day school only and does not offer a boarding option.
  • Is there financial aid available for international students?

    There is no financial aid for international students. Tuition must be paid in full at the beginning of the school year. Visit the Tuition and Fees section for additional information.
  • Do students need health insurance to attend FWCD?

    Yes, all international students must have health insurance. They must also carry expatriation and repatriation insurance. If you are offered admission, you will also be required to purchase the supplemental accident insurance offered through FWCD.
  • Does FWCD have an ESL or ELL program?

    FWCD does not have English as a Second Language or English Language Learner programs. Because our international students join our American students in all classes, each student accepted into FWCD needs to demonstrate strong abilities in written and spoken English. Students must demonstrate this knowledge through strong scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test, as well as a writing sample and personal interview.
  • Are international students able to participate in athletic programs?

    An international student who attends an SPC school is eligible for interscholastic athletics as long as the student is placed with a U.S. host family by an international student exchange program that has been accepted for listing by the Council for Standards for International Education Travel (CSIET) and is recognized by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Do you take new international students in the second semester beginning in January?

    Generally, all international students are accepted to begin only at the start of an academic year—our fall semester (beginning in mid-August).
  • What about the I20?

    Once the admission file is complete (application, application fee, teacher recommendations, results of admission testing and TOEFL, transcript, student supplement, day visit and/or interview), the Admission Committee will meet to make a decision. Decisions for grades 1-12 are sent on April 6, 2018. FWCD issues an I20 only after an offer of admission has been made and the online enrollment contract, liability form and deposit have been received. 

We appreciate your interest in Fort Worth Country Day. 
If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at 817.302.3209 or email
yolanda.espinoza@fwcd.com.
 
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-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.