Acclaimed College Counseling

We're dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for what’s ahead.
Preparing for college is an exciting time! Throughout Upper School, our students explore and discover who they are and who they want to be.

We're here to:

  • Nurture curiosity and self-exploration; counsel students on self-advocacy, setting realistic goals, and academic planning; create a school-wide atmosphere that celebrates students and their future plans across a broad range of options.
  • Foster an environment of intellectual curiosity relating to the history, culture, language, viewpoints, and experiences of others; develop inclusive leaders who understand and value the importance of different perspectives.
  • Support students and their families through all aspects of the college search, application and decision-making processes with attention to individual backgrounds, goals, strengths, abilities, and interests.
  • Help students construct an appropriate list of colleges and post-secondary programs; guide students in thoughtful completion and timely submission of all aspects of their college applications; offer weekly workshop hours to provide constructive feedback on essays, personal statements, short answers, resumes, financial aid, and scholarship applications; counsel on final decisions.
  • Write personalized letters of support and recommendation for each member of the senior class.
  • Develop, organize, and deliver educational programming for students in grades 9-12, families, and members of the FCDS community.
  • Stay current with admissions and student leadership trends and best practices through regular professional development and attendance at national, regional, and local conferences; maintain strong relationships with college and university admissions officers through FCDS programming, professional development, and travel to college campuses.
Our team will truly get to know your child and your family. We are committed to making the college experience as smooth and gratifying as possible. Plus, we'll keep you informed and empowered every step of the way.

We look forward to partnering with you during this exciting time in your child’s life!

Meet Our Team

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  • Katie Brewer

    Director of College Counseling
  • RJ Hooker

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Sam Bishop

    College Counseling Associate
  • John Stubblefield

    Leadership Program Director

What Our Parents Say

“What makes the college counselors so special is that during the stressful application process, they take care of all of the tough parts and we get to participate in the fun parts. The college counselors really get to know our children so that by senior year, they are armed and ready! Without a doubt, our college counseling program is worth the price of admission!”  – Jennifer, Parent ’17
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Forsyth Country Day School is committed to administering all education and employment activities without discrimination based on one’s race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.