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Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School!

In Middle School, our deep hope is to partner with parents who are looking for an academically challenging Christ-centered college preparatory program for students in grades 6-8.

Middle School is a vitally important period of development where students are continuing to find who they are, become stronger academically, and develop a sense of independence as they navigate through this special time. At FWC, we take pride in the fact that we know, value, and love every student. Our staff and faculty strive to teach our students how to self-advocate while challenging them to give their best effort and display excellence in the classroom, on the field, and on the stage. Beyond focusing only on cognitive skill sets taught in the classroom, we address non-cognitive skills such as teamwork, time management, curiosity, creativity, and resilience.

 With a Christian perspective undergirding all they do and teach, our faculty are committed to helping our students be prepared to enter the world supported by a biblical foundation.  Students attend chapel and a daily Bible class. Opportunities for service learning exist throughout the year. We recognize that all of one’s life should be lived to bring honor to God. All activities are viewed with a Christian perspective, whether in Bible class, on the playing field, or raking leaves for an elderly neighbor. Our desire is to equip students to develop an integrated meaning-making framework that allows them to see, describe, and participate in reality while Christ shapes their desires, assumptions, and habits.

As a college preparatory day school, one of our primary goals is to prepare students for all that lies beyond middle school. We encourage our students to take advantage of the variety of experiences our Middle School has to offer. This includes a variety of academic courses where students are required to enroll in a minimum of 5 core classes (English, math, science, history, and Bible). Students will also enroll in enrichment courses such as fine arts and technology, 

Outside of the classroom, FWC provides students with multiple unique opportunities for learning.  Sixth graders serve with local organizations. Seventh graders travel to Big Bend National Park. Eighth graders travel to Washington D.C. to visit places they have studied in history. In addition, students may travel to academic meets and participate in Fine Arts activities such as the school play and choir, orchestra, and band competitions. 

Chris Dodd
Middle School Head

Course Planning/Selection

Chris Dodd

Middle School Head



  • Bachelors in Behavioral Science - Hardin-Simmons University
  • Masters in Educational Administration - TAMU-Commerce
  • TAMU-Commerce Ratliff Executive Leadership Academy