FCDS Receives Largest Gift in School History to Fund Niblock Center for Intentional

Forsyth Country Day School is excited to announce that it has received a $2 million gift to help fund the Niblock Center for Intentional Living - a project that will transform the center of campus and the programming it delivers. The gift is the largest in the history of the school. 

This transformative gift was given by long-time supporters Melanie and Robert Niblock, parents of Alex “Nibby” Niblock ’10 and Taylor “LT” Niblock ’12. With the support of the Niblock family, FCDS will be able to break ground on the project by summer 2023. 

“We are delighted to give back to an institution that was so instrumental in providing our sons with an outstanding education, life-long friendships, and support that has allowed them to continue to develop and grow after graduating from FCDS,” Melanie and Robert Niblock said. “The Niblock Center for Intentional Living will complement the outstanding academic resources that FCDS is known for, provide students with the skills to pursue their goals and ambitions, leverage their education into fulfilling and rewarding careers, and maximize their full potential to achieve a life of significance.”

The Niblock Center for Intentional Living will serve as the hub of the school’s vision: Know yourself. Connect with others. Build community. From its location at the true center of campus, the Niblock Center for Intentional Living will house programs that build self-awareness and help students prepare for what’s ahead through the acquisition of durable skills such as taking perspective, emotional management, and self-regulation. This self-knowledge and the personal and interpersonal skills acquired will play a significant role in wellness, enhancing mental and emotional health, fostering interpersonal relationships, and helping to build community in line with the school’s mission. In addition to serving the entire school community, the Niblock Center for Intentional Living will also serve as a resource for the community at large. 

“We are so grateful to the Niblock family for helping us bring our vision to life,” said Head of School Gardner Barrier ’97. “Their generosity will change the lives and educational experience of so many students. Through the Niblock Center for Intentional Living, students will learn to live examined lives and develop the skills necessary for a successful, thoughtful future. What the center can achieve goes well beyond college or even job preparation; it truly fulfills the school’s mission to prepare students for what’s ahead.”

Details on the Niblock Center for Intentional Living and its exciting programs will be shared with families at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
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.

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