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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  • 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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  • Sonam Sherpa, a leader of The Small World, shared her inspiring story.

    Nepalese Humanitarian Shares Story

    At 14, Sonam Sherpa, a native of Nepal, lost her parents to cancer and became the guardian to her 9- and 12-year old sisters. She had a dream to continue her own education and support her sisters’ education. Sherpa worked in a tea house to see this dream through. With the help of a sponsor, she eventually earned a nursing degree. Her life changed because she was able to gain a good education. Sherpa has dedicated her life to helping girls like her gain that same access. She is one of the leaders of The Small World, directing humanitarian projects related to girls’ education and women’s empowerment in Nepal, including her dream project of providing a safe home and education for orphaned girls in the Himalayan Hope Home. Hear part of her inspiring message.
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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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  • Middle School Celebrates Veterans Day

    The Fort Worth Country Day community paid tribute to and honored the nation’s heroes on Monday, November 12. The tradition of Veterans Day began with Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 to be Armistice Day in 1919 to recognize veterans of World War I. On May 13, 1938, Armistice Day became a legal holiday. In the aftermath of World War II, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. President Dwight D. Eisenhower made the first Veterans Day Proclamation later that year on October 8.
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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.