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Tailgate Tonight!

Join us for the All-School Tailgate at the Middle School circle starting at 5:00 p.m. All Fury families are invited to this free & fun event!


We love that our students want to challenge themselves and one another academically, athletically, and artistically. FCDS is an ideal place for students to take risks, try new things, and figure out who they are.
 
It’s exciting to see our Upper School students so involved in campus life, creating a vibrant and engaged community that enhances the learning experience.
 
If your child is looking for a well-rounded high school experience that solidly prepares him or her for college and beyond, we encourage you to schedule a tour and have your child spend the day on campus.

Did You Know?

  • The Class of 2017 was offered over $5,000,000 in scholarships
  • Ten students in the Class of 2017 were identified for National Merit Recognition
  • 89 percent of total AP students scored 3+ (on a 5-point scale, where 3 is passing)
  • The Class of 2017 contributed over 3,000 hours of community service
  • 80 percent of high school students participate in athletics

Here’s Why Our High School Students Thrive at FCDS:

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  • Individual Attention

    Our students – and their parents – appreciate the personal attention they receive every day. Starting in ninth grade, every student has a dedicated faculty advisor and college counselor to guide them every step of the way.
  • Challenging Classes

    Our Upper School curriculum features 18 AP and 29 honors courses all taught on our campus, plus electives in STEM, business and entrepreneurship, performing and visual arts, global studies, and humanities and social sciences. Our college-preparatory curriculum emphasizes skills in analysis, problem solving, and communication.
  • Invested Faculty

    Our experienced teachers really know our students. Tutorial is available daily after school so students can meet with teachers to ask questions, gain guidance, and prepare for upcoming assessments.
  • Small Class Sizes

    With a 1:12 faculty to student ratio in the Upper School, our teachers have the time to spend with each student and help them meet their individual potential. Small class sizes allow every student to engage, participate, and ask questions in class.
  • Opportunities for Personal Growth

    Every student can participate in the arts and athletics and explore leadership and service opportunities. Students can create or join an expansive selection of clubs and activities, exploring interests in writing, politics, government, cultural diversity, or the environment.
  • Comprehensive SAT Prep

    All juniors have the option to prepare and practice for standardized tests during the school day. Classes are taught during the school day by specially trained teachers.

Meet Our Team

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  • Steve Manna

    Director
    336-945-3151 ext. 352
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  • Virginia Nichols

    Upper School Dean of Students
    336-945-3151 ext. 435
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  • Martha Metzler

    Upper School Counselor
    336-945-3151 ext. 595
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  • Jennifer Nugent

    Registrar/Administrative Assistant
    336-945-3151 ext. 345
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