Message from the Head of School
Welcome to Fort Worth Christian! Since 1958, we have been shaping the lives of students on our 40-acre campus in North Richland Hills. Fort Worth Christian School is one of the oldest and largest private Christian schools in the DFW area, and we are proud to offer parents and students a high-quality Christ-centered, college preparatory education. FWC is positioned to offer this educational experience no matter what, no matter where. Whether it is in-person, in a blended environment, or transition temporarily to an online environment, your child will EXCEL at FWC!
The world is changing rapidly, and the questions we face in society are becoming increasingly complex. There is a need for bold, confident leaders to lead our communities and our world. At FWC, we strive to teach excellence in and out of the classroom and empower our students with a biblical worldview. All of this is because, we desire to prepare, equip, and empower every FWC graduate for a life of faith, service, and leadership for Christ.
Yours in Christ,
Dr. Misty Overman
Head of School
QUICK FACTS ABOUT FWC:
Colors: Red & White
Grades: Preschool (3yo) through 12th Grade
Faculty: of the 110 full-time faculty, 31% have advanced degrees; the average tenure of 7 years
Accreditation: Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and National Christian Schools Association
Membership: CESA (Council for Educational Standards and Accountability), TPSA (Texas Private School Association), and our academics, arts, and athletics are governed by TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools)
Academic Success: Mean SAT scores for the Class of 2019 were 1137 out of 1600— well above state and national averages. The mean ACT Composite score was 23.9.
Graduates: Over the past five years, graduates have sat for Advanced Placement Exams in Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, US Government, and Physics. They 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 2020 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.
Graduates have been admitted to 200 different colleges and universities and enrolled in more than 100 institutions. About one-quarter of FWC graduates chose to enroll in a Christian college. Last year, the 83 graduating seniors matriculated at colleges in 14 states.
- the 78 graduates of the Class of 2020 (per June 2020) have earned nearly $10 million in academic and athletic scholarships (over 600 dual credit hours through Texas Wesleyan University and over 6000 hours of service hours)
- the 83 graduates of the Class of 2019 earned over $11 million in scholarships (and well over 600 dual credit hours and over 7000 service hours)
- the 81 graduates in the class of 2018 had over $8M in scholarships!
Church Representation: FWC families attend over 100 different area congregations - we are a diverse faith community! Some of the largest representation includes The Hills Church, Gateway Church, White's Chapel UMC, Legacy Church of Christ, Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Keystone Church, Milestone Church, First Colleyville, Compass Church, and Hillside Community Church.
City: North Richland Hills (*see note below)
Reach: Students come from all over Tarrant County (and some from Dallas County, too); we serve families from North Richland Hills, Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Watauga, Trophy Club, Westlake, and all over Northeast Tarrant County.
*Why is Fort Worth Christian School not actually in Fort Worth? Fort Worth Christian School is located in the northeast Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills (NRH) on our 40-acre campus obtained in 1956, just a few years after the City of North Richland Hills was incorporated. The 1950s were a time of enormous expansion of Tarrant County and the greater Fort Worth area following the end of WWII. This area was experiencing a booming economic future! Founding FWC families from around Fort Worth were looking for affordable land on which to establish a Christian educational institution (FWC started as a Christian College but the college aspect was phased out by the early 70s). Many of the names of the streets around our campus are named after founding families who first lived in this area that was once a dairy farm. When NRH was incorporated in 1953, there were only 500 residents but grew to over 8,000 by 1960 and over 75,000 residents today (with an estimated 150,000 residents in the greater northeast Tarrant County). Obtaining these 40 acres in a developing area of northeast Tarrant county in 1958 clearly demonstrates the wisdom and foresight of our founders!
FWC IN THE PAST
FWC IN THE PRESENT