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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
From Forsyth Country Day School

At FCDS, we’re educational experts who know your child. We believe that a truly excellent education integrates opportunities to explore a variety of interests while developing a strong academic base. It is this combination of passion and purpose that creates children who are excited about learning.

Our school is a special place where students are prepared for college and beyond. How are our students ready for what’s ahead?

Invested faculty - Our teachers, coaches, and counselors are all invested in making sure each child is valued, understood, and challenged at the right time.

Acclaimed college counseling - Our college counselors are attentive to each student’s potential and are equipped to make the right-fit college recommendations.

Collaborative community – Our teachers, staff, and families all come together for one common goal – an exceptional educational experience.

We invite your family to visit our vibrant campus to experience Forsyth for yourself.

Forsyth Country Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
70 responses
Average ACT
31
32 responses

The Engineering Program at FCDS

Engineering classes engage students in real-world challenges that help them become better thinkers and collaborators. FCDS is one of the few high schools to offer engineering in the Winston-Salem area. An engineering elective is offered to 7th and 8th grade students. Starting in 9th grade, students can take Intro to Engineering, Honors Advanced Robotics, and Honors Engineering II.

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Spirit week
    50%
  • Concerts
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Theater events
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    704
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    83%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      A-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A
    Median Household Income
    $77,449
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $891
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $189,200
    National
    $184,700

    Forsyth Country Day School Reviews

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    FCDS is a big school with tons of resources and spectacular and supportive teachers and college counselors.

    Still, it is in a “Red County”, and that “Inherent undercurrent” is meditated in their conduct, though sophisticatedly! If you are a scholar of color be prepared to face such sophisticated politics (discrimination to be readable).

    For instance, if one had shown an outstanding academic prowess and/or received commendable merit scholarships from different colleges (including full rides), school’s response depends on variegated factors except the merit.

    An outstanding student of color with spectacular achievements could be completely sidelined; whereas another student with similar achievements can be spotlighted in the school’s newsletter, receive privileged opportunities to speak at the school’s commencement ceremony or given with selective awards. Obviously, all it will be crafted very sophisticated; thus, it will not be picked up on the airfoil.
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    Our son moved in high school from west coast due to unavoidable family circumstances. FCDS welcomed our son with open arms made his move effortless. The faculties were student centered, personally involved and their communication was very honest, positive and frequent. The students and social environment were very receptive, welcoming and tolerant. Our son easily made many good friends and quickly absorbed in the community. The young, inspirational, innovative, effective, motivational and energetic upper school principal Mr. Manna was personally involved in every step and provided an appropriate guidance and mentoring. There was sufficient parental involvement in every step. He has now completed first year, and feels at home. Thank you FCDS for nurturing him, providing him needed support to cope up with academically challenging courses he took and allowing him to grow outside the class room.
    My experience at Forsyth was a unique one, as my father was a member of staff there. Many teachers, especially the English ones, were very invested and supportive to the students, but many of the students did not share that sentiment. The school was aimed to prepare its students for college, but in doing so, the education focused not on the regular high school material, but only wanted its students to know that their life depended on what college they were accepted to and there was unnecessary pressure on all of the students.