We love that our students want to challenge themselves and one another academically, athletically, and artistically. FCDS is an ideal place for students to take risks, try new things, and figure out who they are.
It’s exciting to see our Upper School students so involved in campus life, creating a vibrant and engaged community that enhances the learning experience.
If your child is looking for a well-rounded high school experience that solidly prepares him or her for college and beyond, we encourage you to schedule a tour and have your child spend the day on campus.

Here’s Why Our High School Students Thrive at FCDS:

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  • Individual Attention

    Our students – and their parents – appreciate the personal attention they receive every day. Starting in ninth grade, every student has a dedicated faculty advisor and college counselor to guide them every step of the way.
  • Challenging Classes

    Our Upper School curriculum features 20 AP and 26 honors courses all taught on our campus, plus electives in STEM, business and entrepreneurship, performing and visual arts, global studies, and humanities and social sciences. Our college-preparatory curriculum emphasizes skills in analysis, problem solving, and communication.
  • Invested Faculty

    Our experienced teachers really know our students. Tutorial is available daily after school so students can meet with teachers to ask questions, gain guidance, and prepare for upcoming assessments.
  • Small Class Sizes

    With a 1:12 faculty to student ratio in the Upper School, our teachers have the time to spend with each student and help them meet their individual potential. Small class sizes allow every student to engage, participate, and ask questions in class.
  • Opportunities for Personal Growth

    Every student can participate in the arts and athletics and explore leadership and service opportunities. Students can create or join an expansive selection of clubs and activities, exploring interests in writing, politics, government, cultural diversity, or the environment.
  • Comprehensive SAT/ACT Prep

    All juniors have the option to prepare and practice for standardized tests during the school day. Classes are taught during the school day by specially trained teachers.

Did You Know?

  • Average scholarships for the Classes of 2015-2019 was $5,041,929
  • 27 students in the Classes of 2016-2020 were identified for National Merit Recognition
  • The average SAT score was 1303 and the average ACT score was 28 for the Class of 2019
  • The Class of 2019 contributed over 3,000 hours of community service
  • More than 80 percent of high school students participate in athletics
  • Upper School students can take electives in Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Architecture, and more

Meet Our Team

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  • Scott Pohjola

    Upper School Director
    336-945-3151 ext. 337
  • Carolyn Sutton

    Assistant Upper School Director for Student Life
    336-945-3151 ext. 524
  • Darcie TeVault

    Assistant Upper School Director for Teaching and Learning
    336-945-3151 ext. 534
  • Jennifer Nugent

    Registrar/Administrative Assistant
    336-945-3151 ext. 345
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.