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.)
Early August Back to School Welcome Packets 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 5 Labor Day
Sept 14 Back to School Parents' Night

Start Dates for Fall Sports (Grades 6-12)

As you're planning summer travel don't forget that varsity teams begin before the first day of school (see start dates below)! Middle School teams will begin on Monday, August 21 as a part of orientation. 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 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 FCDS pride and support our many teams. The Student Government Association chooses themes for each day of the week and students typically dress up according to that theme as a part of a friendly competition. The week culminates in a pep rally at school with evening activities planned for families on the weekend (e.g., Tailgate or Pack the CAC).
  • 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 Tailgate?

    In short, this is a fun festival and party. Tailgate occurs on Friday evening at the end of our fall Spirit Week and takes over the Middle School carpool area with games, food, face painting, and other activities. We even have bounce houses set up in the Livengood! It’s another opportunity to meet other families (returning and new!), show our FCDS pride, and build community.
  • What is Wonderful Wednesday?

    Wonderful Wednesday occurs once a month and is a PA sponsored event. Parents collaborate to provide an amazing gift to our teachers - food! Thank you, parents!
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.