Where to send the kids to school is a major part of the decision to move. But if private schooling is an option, you can rest easy if you decide to live in the Fort Worth area. Fort Worth is home to many great private schools, including these upper-echelon academies:
Fort Worth County Day
When it comes to independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory schools, none in the entire DFW Metroplex gets more acclaim than Fort Worth Country Day School. The school serves K-12 students in its Lower, Middle, an Upper Schools. FWCD’s mission is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of its students. The students are put through a rigorous academic curriculum that includes mentoring by older students for younger students. The college prep program mimics college life, with a concentration on the arts and athletics.
Fort Worth Christian
Fort Worth Christian School, in North Richland Hills, serves students from preschool through grade 12. The school marries its college-prep curriculum with several advanced-placement and dual-enrollment courses and boasts that 100 percent of its graduates pursue higher education (and earn up to $2 million in scholarships in the process). All grades study Bible classes, but the school also combines its Christian missions with a hefty nod to mathematics, science, and technology. Students often make field trips to NASA, near Houston. In 2010, former president George W. Bush spoke to the students.
If you’re looking for a private school without the religious aspect near Fort Worth, Arlington’s Oakridge School is notable for its high academic standards and focus on the arts throughout its pre-K-12 program. The school’s policy is to admit “good fit” students who will excel in its programs and pursue higher education. The school offers a visitor exchange program with several nations in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. Oakridge is also a major sports school and has turned out numerous professional soccer players, such as Bruno Guarda and Andre Akpan.