Fort Worth Country Day breaks ground on a $25 million lower school

The new Annie Richardson Bass Lower School is set to be completed by the spring of 2025.


Fort Worth Country Day broke ground on a new Lower School for first through fourth grades.

Rendering courtesy of Lake|Flato Architects

Earlier this week, Fort Worth Country Day broke ground on a $25 million, state-of-the-art elementary school.

The Annie Richardson Bass Lower School will replace the existing 1964 Lower School when it opens in the spring of 2025. As part of the school’s Forward Together Comprehensive Campaign, the 32,720-sqft facility will cater to 350 students in grades first through fourth.

The campus is designed by San Antonio-based Lake|Flato Architects and Dallas-based landscape architect Hocker Design with construction services by Linbeck.

Complete with natural light and outdoor connections, the school features:

  • A 2,130-sqft library
  • An outdoor courtyard
  • Two dedicated science labs, a maker space, and study rooms
  • A commons area
  • Covered outdoor learning spaces
  • A playground with a sports court and play structures
  • Integrated technology for students
  • Communications and security platforms
  • A dedicated safety shelter
  • Offices, wellness, and admin spaces

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