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FWC named Best Private School

February 11, 2021
By FWC Story Team

With a readership of over 20,000 homes in Keller, North Fort Worth, and North Richland Hills, the Keller edition of Living Magazine recently conducted their Readers' Choice Awards - and voted FWC as the BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL!

While we enjoy our 40-acre campus in North Richland Hills (since 1958 we have been located off Holiday Lane and Mid Cities Blvd., between Rufe Snow and Davis Blvd.), we also have a student population from all over NE Tarrant County. As a matter of fact, almost 50% of our student population lives in either NRH or in Keller! 

We thank the readers of Living Magazine who voted Fort Worth Christian as BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL! We invite you to tour our campus. 

To schedule your tour, text "BEST" to 817-520-6200 to start a conversation with our Admissions Team!

Commencement: Class of 2020

June 27, 2020
By FWC Story Team

Commencement for the Class of 2020 was a special occasion.




  • Kyle Webb (Valedictorian) and Shayna Khanmohammed (Salutatorian) have both been at FWC since they were little (13 years for Kyle and 15 years for Shayna). 
  • Both Kyle and Shayna plan on attending Texas A&M University.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Charles Fulbright, Eastland Church of Christ, Fort Worth (and father to graduating senior, Billy Fulbright and alum, Trey Fulbright)

TASSEL TURNING: because the traditional staff member could not be in close proximity of the graduate due to CDC guidelines, this year led to a special opportunity for family members to be the ones given the honor to turn the tassel for each graduate. Here's a Facebook album that captures this very special moment.


Below are the opening remarks by Upper School Head, Mr. Nick Hinrichsen:

"The day has finally arrived. It may have taken a little longer to get to this special day but you finally made it.

This year has certainly been unique:

  • A Pandemic
  • Quarantined at home 
  • Stock Market Plunge
  • Toilet paper shortages
  • Murder Hornets
  • Protests and Social unrest

I always knew that the class of 2020 was a special class and you are truly going to be known as the most memorable high school graduating class of all time.

Each of the obstacles that you have overcome has helped contribute to who you are today and the class of 2020 has proven that you can handle anything.   If I had to choose one word that describes you, it is Resilient. You can overcome anything and this will serve you well as you enter college, land your first job, get married, and start a family someday. With that being said, I hope you do not allow the last 2 months to define you.

You are defined by the past 17-18 years of your life. Do not forget all of the memorable experiences over this time. The Rodeo in Lower school,  your trip to Big Bend in 7th grade, Pep Rallies, Miller Games 2.0, Friday night Football games, School Dances, Dodge ball, time in Chapel and Church, time spent learning in classes, time spent with your family and friends, painting your parking space, participating in Cardinal Service Week trips, choosing a college, the list goes on and on. Each of these memories has helped contribute to who you are and will contribute to your future success.

With that being said, we know that you could not have made it to this day without the amazing faculty and staff as FWC.  This year certainly tested them as well and I think we need to applaud them for the amazing job they have done this past year.  Faculty, please stand to be recognized.

I also would like to take a moment and recognize our Head of School, Mr. Cheeseman, for his outstanding service to Fort Worth Christian School over the past three years.  Mr. Cheeseman, we are so thankful for all that you have done for FWC.  You have led us well and have had a profound positive impact on our entire school community.  You are a true leader who has provided us with a vision for excellence.  You have taught us and encouraged us, trusted us, and supported us, and you have laughed with us and inspired us.  You are not only our leader but you are our colleague and our friend.  

Mr. Cheeseman, we are grateful to have had you as our Head of School and we wish you and your family well as you move to Tennessee.  Let’s give Mr. Cheeseman a round of applause!

Now back to our Seniors, the year has flown by. I have enjoyed my short time with your class and you have helped make my first year at FWC truly memorable. I only wish I had been provided more time to get to know each of you better.  Please know that the entire faculty and administration are  extremely proud of our 78 graduates.  With that being said, here are a few noteworthy statistics about the class of 2020:

  • They have earned nearly 10 million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships.
  • They have provided over 6000 hours of community service both locally and internationally
  • They have earned over 600 Dual Credit Hours through Texas Wesleyan University
  • They have sat for Advanced Placement Exams in Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, US Government, and Physics.
  • They plan to attend colleges and universities throughout the country in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas.
  • Eight of our graduates will be participating in Collegiate Athletics in soccer, cheer, football, golf, and baseball along with several students attending college for music, theatre, and film.

The class of 2020 has definitely made us proud, and they have demonstrated what it means to be a graduate of Fort Worth Christian School.

Know that even though you might be becoming an Aggie, Bear, Bison, Cowboy or Cowgirl, Eagle, Horned Frog, Longhorn, Maverick, Red Raider, Sooner, Tiger, or Wild Cat, you will always be an FWC Cardinal!

It is my extreme honor and privilege to present to you the Graduating Class of 2020."

Mr. Nick Hinrichsen, Upper School Head