Forsyth Country Day School

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  • Strives to offer one of the finest college preparatory educational experiences in the nation
  • Exceptional, nationally recruited faculty
  • Beautiful, sheltered campus surrounding a lake that serves as an outdoor classroom
  • 650 students (PreK - 12th grade); average class size -12 students; student/faculty ratio = 8:1
  • Coeducational day school with no religious affiliation
  • ESL available

What's special?

Specialized Diploma available in 5 Programs of Academic Concentration (PAC): STEM, Business & Entrepreneurship, Performing & Visual Arts, Global Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences

100% including: Duke University, Princeton University, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Yale University

Fast facts

Hot summers and cool winters
Coed 650 (Pre-K-12) students
3% international students
12, Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
100 , 68% with advanced degrees
Winston-Salem, NC (INT) or Greensboro, NC (GSO)


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Advanced placement courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language and Culture, Latin, Physics 1: Algebra based, Physics 2: Algebra based, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 20 Honors 25

Marking system & graduation requirements add

Marking System:

FCDS utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59. FCDS has a two semester academic calendar. Two quarter grades (40% each) and a comprehensive 2 hour exam (20%) comprise each semester's final grade.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 credits
  • Foreign Language - 3 credits
  • History - 3 credits (including one unit of US and Modern World History)
  • Mathematics - 4 credits
  • Lab Science - 3 credits (1 unit each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Art & Music - 1/2 credit each
  • Physical Education - 2 credits
  • Electives - 1 credit, minimum
Science class

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ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 28

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1350 (1600)


Forsyth Country Day School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Arts add

Studio Arts, Band, Chorus, Digital Media, Drama, Musical Theater, Orchestra, Photography, Vocal
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Campus features

Library Discovery Center, math & science center, academic center, auditorium, three gymnasiums & fitness center, soccer stadium, field hockey fields, field house, tennis center, softball field, state-of-the-art track, facility, newly remodeled arts teaching space

Extracurricular activities

  • Art Club
  • Backpack Program Club
  • Boys' Service Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Science Club
  • Cultural Diversity Club
  • Current Events Club
  • DJ Club
  • Ending Hunger Together
  • Engineering Club
  • Film Club
  • Fishing Club
  • Forsyth Debate Club
  • Forsyth Feminist Society
  • Fury Writer's Roundtable
  • Girls' Service Club
  • Glee Club
  • International Culture Club
  • Investment Club
  • Kids Matter
  • Mock Trial
  • Recycling Club
  • Social Issues Awareness
  • You Can Change The World
Chinese, French, Latin, Spanish

Admissions Requirements


gr. 9: 75-80 iBT gr.10: 80 iBT gr. 11: 85 iBT

Not required


Jan. 15 Rolling

ETS 5197

Estimated Costs


ESL is included in tuition

$850 Textbooks

$700 Student Account

$1,073 Health Insurance

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