Creativity. Experimentation. Exploration.
There are many ways to describe the benefits of visual and performing arts for our students.
That’s why art should be part of your child’s daily schedule – at every age.

Here’s how our students enjoy a wide variety of fine arts:

  • Our Lower School students experience visual arts, singing, instrumental music, and movement.
  • Our Middle School students participate in our award-winning programs in visual arts, chorus, and orchestra.  
  • Our Upper School visual art students have a full digital lab with Adobe Creative Suite, a darkroom with 12 enlargers, a drawing and painting studio, and two kilns.
  • Our Upper School performing arts classes include vocal workshop, chamber singers, and speech and drama.
  • Our orchestra (grades 5-12) boasts 200 musicians and has been nationally recognized as one of the top independent school orchestra programs in the Southeast. The FCDS Orchestra earned 14 superior ratings in the past 14 years. About 12 students per year earn chairs in the NC Jr. Western Region Orchestra and currently there are 13 students playing in their college orchestras. 
All students have the opportunity to perform in dramas and musicals throughout the school year.
Additionally, FCDS Enrichment offers opportunities in dance, drama, visual arts, and music, including private lessons, throughout the school day and beyond. It conveniently offers a wide array of arts instruction to our own students as well as the general public.

FCDS also provides educational and performance-related opportunities to home school students. Interested home school students are welcome to join our various performing ensembles and participate in most regional and national events. For more information about ensembles offered please email or call John Kildahl at 336-945-3151 ext. 349.
Your child will have plenty of opportunities to experience all forms of art at Forsyth Country Day School.

Meet Our Team

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  • John Kildahl

    Fine Arts Department Chair
    Photography and Ceramics
    336-945-3151 ext 349
  • Barbara Bell

    Orchestra Director
    336-945-3151 ext 637
  • Laurie Clark

    Lower School Art
    336-945-3151 ext 516
  • Rachel Clark

    Upper School Ceramics
  • Terry Hicks

    Upper School Choral Director
    336-945-3151 ext 360
  • Bruce Tippette

    Preschool and Lower School Music Teacher
    336-945-3151 ext 338
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.