Website: www.fcds.org
Forsyth Country Day School
 strives to offer one of the finest college-preparatory educational experiences in the nation. Our inspiring, innovative curriculum is led by an exceptional, nationally recruited faculty who work with students in very small classes to ensure close, nurturing relationships, spirited discourse, and content mastery.

Our rigorous course offerings are enriched by a global focus in which foreign languages, cultures, and histories are explored, allowing students to develop their skills, perspectives, and sensitivities in order to be both productive and comfortable in a highly competitive global economy.

Throughout the school, we value honor and personal integrity, and our actions are guided by the belief that each individual is worthy of respect and deserving of kindness. As we seek to train the next generation of leaders, excellence is our expectation, the world is our focus, and character is our norm.

Forsyth Country Day School was established in 1970 and serves children from Sprouts Twos through grade 12. The student body is drawn from 11 counties including such communities as Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, High Point, Statesville, Lexington, Mt. Airy, and Kernersville. Our campus is sheltered on a beautifully wooded 85 acres surrounding a lake that serves as both an outdoor classroom and a contemplative gathering spot. The campus also includes the Williams Library Discovery Center; the Pike Math and Science Center; the Lowrey Lower School; the John A. Danforth Middle School; the Middle and Upper School Dining Hall; the Brown Lower School Dining Hall; the Johnson Academic Center; the Childress Activities Center; an auditorium; the Tierney Gymnasium and fitness center; the Nancy K. Rea Soccer Stadium and field hockey fields; the Lower School playground; the Smith Athletic Complex, which includes the Furr Field House, the Smith Tennis Center, and Smith Field; Sutton Softball Field; the Dew Coordinate Center; and a state-of-the-art track facility; and a newly remodeled arts teaching space.

Forsyth Country Day School is conveniently located off I-421 and is in close proximity to most area landmarks.

  • FCDS to Wake Forest University:  9.73 miles
  • FCDS to Thruway Shopping Center:  9.23 miles
  • FCDS to Reynolda Village/Graylyn Conference Center:  8.39 miles
  • FCDS to Forsyth Medical Center:  7.47 miles
  • FCDS to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center:  8.80 miles

Website: www.fcds.org
Forsyth Country Day School
 strives to offer one of the finest college-preparatory educational experiences in the nation. Our inspiring, innovative curriculum is led by an exceptional, nationally recruited faculty who work with students in very small classes to ensure close, nurturing relationships, spirited discourse, and content mastery.

Our rigorous course offerings are enriched by a global focus in which foreign languages, cultures, and histories are explored, allowing students to develop their skills, perspectives, and sensitivities in order to be both productive and comfortable in a highly competitive global economy.

Throughout the school, we value honor and personal integrity, and our actions are guided by the belief that each individual is worthy of respect and deserving of kindness. As we seek to train the next generation of leaders, excellence is our expectation, the world is our focus, and character is our norm.

Forsyth Country Day School was established in 1970 and serves children from Sprouts Twos through grade 12. The student body is drawn from 11 counties including such communities as Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, High Point, Statesville, Lexington, Mt. Airy, and Kernersville. Our campus is sheltered on a beautifully wooded 85 acres surrounding a lake that serves as both an outdoor classroom and a contemplative gathering spot. The campus also includes the Williams Library Discovery Center; the Pike Math and Science Center; the Lowrey Lower School; the John A. Danforth Middle School; the Middle and Upper School Dining Hall; the Brown Lower School Dining Hall; the Johnson Academic Center; the Childress Activities Center; an auditorium; the Tierney Gymnasium and fitness center; the Nancy K. Rea Soccer Stadium and field hockey fields; the Lower School playground; the Smith Athletic Complex, which includes the Furr Field House, the Smith Tennis Center, and Smith Field; Sutton Softball Field; the Dew Coordinate Center; and a state-of-the-art track facility; and a newly remodeled arts teaching space.

Forsyth Country Day School is conveniently located off I-421 and is in close proximity to most area landmarks.

  • FCDS to Wake Forest University:  9.73 miles
  • FCDS to Thruway Shopping Center:  9.23 miles
  • FCDS to Reynolda Village/Graylyn Conference Center:  8.39 miles
  • FCDS to Forsyth Medical Center:  7.47 miles
  • FCDS to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center:  8.80 miles

Statement

Vision Statement
The people of the world are more interconnected than ever before. To ensure that our students will be successful in this international community with its competitive global economy, we will offer an educational experience that is among the very finest in the nation. An inspiring, innovative curriculum led by an exceptional, nationally recruited faculty will develop within our students intellectual skills that are essential and transferable and assure content mastery that is broad and deep. Our rigorous core offerings will be supplemented with an exploration of international languages, cultures, and histories, and our student body will be enriched by pupils from other countries as we commit to expanding the skills, perspectives, and sensitivities of all of our students so that each will be productive and comfortable in a highly competitive global economy. Throughout our instructional program, individual honor will be valued, personal intregrity will be cultivated, and our daily actions will be guided by the belief that each individual is worthy of respect and deserving of kindness. In executing our mission to train the next generation of leaders, excellence will be our expectation, the world will be our focus, and character will be our norm.

The Mission of the School 
Forsyth Country Day School is a community of learners dedicated to nurturing and enhancing the development of all its members. In a challenging and engaging academic environment, the school is committed to providing the instruction, experiences, and support necessary to develop fully the intellectual, creative, social, and physical potential of each student. Forsyth Country Day School believes strongly in its motto of Pride, Freedom, and Responsibility, stressing the importance of individual responsibility and its impact on enhancing personal freedom. Our goal is to instill a lifelong commitment to learning, integrity, citizenship, compassion, and community service.

The Academic Program

The Academic Program 
Forsyth Country Day School offers its students opportunities to succeed in a wide range of curricular and co-curricular areas. The framework to ensure achievement includes students who are eager to learn, teachers who are enthusiastic and inspiring, a depth of academic resources, a broad choice of co-curricular activities, and a nurturing environment. The school’s emphasis on character education encourages students to develop habits characterized by honesty, integrity, compassion, generosity, and concern for the well-being of others. The unique Classroom Tutorial from 3:15-3:45 p.m. provides time for students to ask questions, make up work, or receive extra help from classroom teachers.

The school plans and implements its Junior Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 curriculum while taking special care to provide for the unique needs of students within its three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper School. Both the Johnson Academic Center’s pioneering program for students with a wide range of needs and the Williams Library Discovery Center’s resources and curriculum-based program for students Pre-K – 12 offer additional breadth and support to the school's academic program.

Upper School (grades 9 - 12) 
The focus in the Upper School is on the personal growth and development of each student in mind, body, and character. Academically, students not only pursue their intellectual interests in depth and with enthusiasm, but also discover their innate talents and expand the scope of their knowledge through interesting and exciting electives. There are more than 70 different courses, including Honors and Advanced Placement levels, from which students may choose. Class sizes are small; therefore, students become easily engaged in discussions with their teachers and fellow students. Small classes also create an environment in which students are held accountable for their learning while their individual needs are being met.

The Upper School curriculum provides sound preparation for college in all five areas of academic discipline: English, math, foreign language, science, and social studies. Students normally take a class in each of these subject areas every year. In addition, the curriculum provides a variety of core and elective courses to cater to individual strengths and weaknesses of students. The Upper School has a strong Advanced Placement program that allows students to receive college credit. Also, the Upper School curriculum offers enjoyable and enriching electives including creative writing, journalism, psychology, anatomy, astronomy, choral ensemble, political issues, and photography. The goal is to meet the individual needs of students through a varied, sequential curriculum, while also providing a solid intellectual foundation and stimulating a love of learning.

Johnson Academic Center Program 
Whenever a difficulty arises in a student's progress, the Johnson Academic Center serves as a safety net of support. When the need for advancement or enrichment beyond the rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum arises, the center becomes a springboard to propel the student to higher levels of learning. The center pioneers a comprehensive support system in a single location that provides learning disabilities support, on-campus professional tutoring, study and organizational skills development, learning style assessment, and programs for academically gifted students. Additional resources include parent volunteer teams, community service volunteers, and a student support team.

The Student Support Service of the Johnson Academic Center is available to any student who needs guided assistance with homework, long-range projects, and basic organization. Three times a year, the center teaches the SAT Review, which is open to the whole community. Courses and services continue throughout the summer months.

Williams Library Discovery Center Program
At the heart of the FCDS curriculum is the Williams Library Discovery Center, which offers instruction in information skills, initiates activities and events to encourage reading and familiarity with literature, keeps pace with new technology, and provides resources and instructional support for oral, written, and multimedia research projects. Housing two libraries and four computer labs, the center gives students immediate access to more than 38,000 books and a wide range of electronic resources including high-speed Internet access. Students may access the library catalogs through the Web and may refer to the quick link, “Research and Study,” for instant help through the Web. The library information skills curriculum includes instruction in research skills that enable students to locate, evaluate, and use knowledge from the many sources available in today’s world. Information skills are taught as a part of regular classroom instruction and in collaboration with the classroom teachers.

Technology Program 
The computer program begins in pre-kindergarten and builds skills sequentially. The campus-wide network delivers resources, e-mail, and Internet access to all classrooms and offices. All grades have instruction on more than 300 networked school computers and supervised access to the Internet and World Wide Web. The Fury Net, Forsyth's Internet gateway, links students to high-powered, full-text databases providing a "campus without walls." This approach is part of the FCDS commitment to preparing our students for the future.

Athletic Program
Through athletics, students test and enhance their skills in leadership, teamwork, and friendship. Both individual and team sports are available to Middle and Upper School students. More than 47 teams play in 14 different sports which include football, baseball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, volleyball, softball, track and field, cross country, wrestling, tennis, and golf. More than 83 percent of students in grades seven through 12 take part in at least one interscholastic sport.

Non-discriminatory Policy
Forsyth Country Day School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, athletics and other school administered programs.

Diversity Principles
Forsyth Country Day School welcomes students of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and abilities to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

  • We value differences of race, ethnicity, national origin, cultural background, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability/disability, learning style, economic circumstance, family structure, expression of thought, and political views.
  • We provide students with an educational experience that prepares them for positions of responsibility, leadership, and service in an ever-changing world of global diversity.
  • We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining teachers and staff members from diverse backgrounds.
  • We support professional development opportunities that foster a deeper understanding of diversity, multicultural curriculum, service learning, and global connections.
  • Through our curriculum, we expose students to a wide range of human perspectives and cultures, and intellectually stimulating experiences, including international exchange programs; instruction in French, Spanish, Latin, and Chinese; courses in world religions; visual and performing arts programs that reflect a variety of cultures and traditions; and courses in world literature and history.
  • We regularly evaluate our curriculum to help our students develop a broad appreciation of human diversity.

Creating a community of inclusion, in which each member of the Forsyth Country Day School family is welcomed, valued, developed, and respected, is a core principle of our school’s overall mission.