Forsyth Country Day School seeks to enroll academically qualified students with diverse backgrounds and talents who will make a positive contribution to the life of the school.

Here are the steps to apply to FCDS:

List of 5 items.

  • Schedule a tour

    We welcome you to see our school in action and tour our campus. There’s no substitute for seeing first-hand how our invested teachers engage our students. To schedule a tour, please book onlineemail, or call the Admission Office at 336-945-3151.
  • Submit your application

    The FCDS application is easy. Use the Apply button above.

    If you have not yet completed the Inquiry Form, do that first and we will send you your username to get started.
  • Arrange a classroom visit for your child

    Schedule a day for your child to shadow a current student in kindergarten through 11th grade. Please email or call the Admission Office at 336-945-3151.
  • Testing/screenings

    Kindergarten applicants will attend a scheduled Playdate. Applicants to Grades 1-12 should provide any standardized test scores that they have received. 
  • Share recommendations and transcripts

    The Student Info Release form can be used to provide report cards and/or transcripts for all applicants to grade 1 through grade 12.
Please be aware of the following age requirements for Preschool and Kindergarten:
Preschool 2s - Child must be 2 by August 1, 2024
Preschool 3s - Child must be 3 by August 1, 2024
Preschool 4s - Child must be 4 by August 1, 2024
Kindergarten - Child must be 5 by August 1, 2024

After the Application Process is Complete

  • Admission committee meets to review, discuss, and make admission decisions
  • Enrollment contracts are due back to Forsyth Country Day School two weeks after acceptance
  • If tuition assistance is needed, please submit financial aid application found on the Tuition & Affordability page concurrently with Admission application. 

Admission Timeline

Applications Open for 2024-2025: September 1
Preschool Applications Due: December 15
Preschool Re-Enrollment and Preschool 2s Acceptances:  January 22-February 5
Preschool 3s and 4s Acceptances:  February 9
K-12 Applications Due: January 29
Re-Enrollment K-12:   February 12-Feb 26
K-12 Acceptances Announced: March 4
Rolling Admissions (space permitting)  
We truly have been blown away with everything at FCDS. If I could create a school from scratch, this would be it. Rigorous academics, warm and nurturing environment with wonderful and caring teachers, small classes, great options for after school activities...what's amazing is that I'll pick up my sons at 5:30one from soccer and one from the playperfect for both of them, yet quite different activitiesand both tell me what a great day they had, every day. It has been fantastic in every way. Thank you, for all that you do; we truly appreciate it.” - New Middle and Upper School parent
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.