New Families

Who to Contact

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    • What's It Like at FCDS

As you begin this exciting experience, we want to help you navigate our school and answer any questions that you may have. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available. We hope it is helpful to you. Please contact us with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Key Dates

June 12 Middle School Orientation 1 (10-11 a.m.)
June 28  Upper School Orientation 1 (9-10:30 a.m.)
July 10 Middle School Orientation 2 (1-2 p.m.)
July 19 Upper School Orientation 2 (9-10:30 a.m.)
July 28 Online Bookstore Opens
August 2 Lower School Orientation (9-10 a.m.)
August 11 Back to School Welcome Information emailed
Aug 17 & 18 International Student Orientation
Aug 21 Welcome Day for all divisions
Aug 22 First Day of School 
Back to School Parents' Coffee
Sept 1 Music on the Lawn
Sept 5 Labor Day
Sept 14 Back to School Parents' Night

Start Dates for Fall Sports (Grades 6-12)

Here are varsity team start dates. Middle School teams begin on August 23. Please complete the fall sports interest form to connect with the coaches and stay up to date!
  • Varsity Girls' Tennis - July 31
  • Varsity Boys' Soccer - July 31
  • Varsity Girls' Volleyball - July 31
  • JV Girls' Volleyball tryouts - August 7
  • Varsity Boys' and Girls' Cross Country - August 7
  • Varsity Girls' Field Hockey - August 7
  • Varsity Girls' Golf - August 14

School Hours

7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Preschool
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Lower School
8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. - Middle & Upper School

Preschool & Lower School Before School Program, 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Preschool & Lower School After School Program, 3:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

All students need to be picked up by 3:45 p.m. each day. The only exceptions are Middle and Upper School students who have a scheduled athletic practice and Preschool and Lower School students who have signed up for the After School Progam.

FCDS Traditions Explained

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  • What is Music on the Lawn?

    A Fury tradition that occurs in the fall and spring. This fun family event is sponsored by the FCDS Parents’ Association and includes music, food trucks, face painting, and other activities. It’s another opportunity to meet other families (returning and new!), show our Fury pride, and build community.
  • What is Spirit Week?

    We have a spirit week for each of our three seasons of sports: fall, winter, and spring. This is an opportunity for us to show our Fury pride and support our many teams. In Upper and Middle School, the Student Government Association chooses themes for each day of the week. Preschool and Lower School participate with their own dress-up themes. Typically, the week culminates with a K-12 pep rally.
  • What is Tailgate?

    This fun Fury tradition occurs in the fall and spring around athletic home games. The whole community is invited to cheer on the Furies and enjoy food and connect.
  • What is Buddy Day?

    Buddy Day is an ongoing opportunity for our students (preschool-grade 12) to share time together doing community-building activities associated with our core values (respect, responsibility, compassion, integrity, and curiosity). Buddy Day activities typically take place on a Day 5.
  • What is Community Night?

    Community Night is an opportunity for our FCDS parents and students (preschool-grade 12) to gather as a community and share a meal and engage in a variety of activities. When parents ask, "How can I get involved?" being a member of community nights is an easy and fun way to engage. A full community night calendar can be found here.
  • What is the Delayed Start for Professional Development?

    Consistent and ongoing opportunities for our teachers to collaborate allow us to grow in our profession and best meet the needs of all of our students. The professional mornings ensure that we have scheduled time for all of our faculty and staff to participate in shared learning and development together.
  • What is Wonderful Wednesday?

    Wonderful Wednesday occurs about once a month and is a PA-sponsored event. Parents collaborate to provide amazing food for our teachers - what a treat!
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.