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 21 AP and 22 honors courses all taught on our campus, plus electives in engineering, entrepreneurship, performing and visual arts, civil disourse, and humanities, social sciences, and Global Online Academy. 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.

What Our Parents & Students Say

“We have been absolutely amazed by FCDS. After almost two months, my daughter is still going strong and happier than ever! As an experienced and hands-on school parent with public, private, and boarding schools; FCDS has been exceptional and the best ‘new experience’ for my student and for me. Thank you for the warm welcome and keep up the amazing work.” - New FCDS Parent

“I moved to Forsyth Country Day sophomore year of high school because I was previously bullied and hated everything about school. Forsyth Country Day welcomed me and made me feel comfortable with being myself. Each teacher and student made me feel worthy of who I am and brought out the good in me. I think this was the best choice I had ever made even though I came into Forsyth not knowing anyone. I am so thankful for the opportunities, friendships, and teachers that helped me find who I am.” - FCDS Senior
“I attended FCDS for 16 years, starting in Jr. Pre. K. I loved every minute of it. I participated in all three seasons of sports every year, starting in sixth grade. I loved the community and people.” - FCDS Senior

Did You Know?

  • The class of 2023 received 323 acceptances to 144 different colleges in 34 different states and was awarded $4.9 in merit scholarships. 
  • The average SAT score was 1230 and the average ACT score was 27 for the class of 2023.
  • Six students in the class of 2023 were identified for National Merit Recognition.
  • The class of 2023 were accepted to Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Davidson, Duke, Georgetown, Princeton, UNC-Chapel Hill, UPenn, Wake Forest, Yale, and many other fine colleges.
  • The class of 2023 contributed over 3,000 hours of community service.
  • Upper School students can take electives in Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Architecture, Personal Finance, Psychology, Leadership, Civil Discourse, Yearbook, Photography, and more.
  • Four females in the Class of 2022 received full four-year merit scholarships to the following colleges and universities:
    • Victoria Cain - Dovey Johnson Roundtree Scholarship to Spelman College
    • Sarah Grace Clifton - Bryan Scholarship to Davidson College
    • Sarina Horner - Morehead-Cain Scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill
    • Sophie Scherer (valedictorian) - Park Scholarship to NC State University.
  • More than 80 percent of high school students participate in athletics.
  • For the past three seasons, athletic teams won the Wells Fargo Cup as the most outstanding athletic program in the state. FCDS set a school record of ten State Championships during this period.
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Meet Our Team

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  • Laura Clay

    Upper School Director
  • Tamara Harrington

    Assistant Upper School Director
    336-945-3151 ext. 521
  • Jennifer Nugent

    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.

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.