Why Cape Fear Academy?
Cape Fear Academy offers a nurturing, close-knit learning community in which each student is truly known and respected. You can be different and still be accepted here. In this inclusive and caring family atmosphere, talented faculty partner with parents to provide a vibrant continuum of communication and care throughout each student’s CFA career. Why not CFA?
Based on mutual trust and respect, strong student-teacher relationships foster accountability and instill a desire to excel.
Education That Delivers Measurable Results
Average Cape Fear Academy SAT scores exceed local, state and national levels.
Cape Fear Academy
New Hanover County Public Schools
There is no better investment in your child’s future than a CFA education. The proof is demonstrated daily in the performance of our students and in the lives of successful CFA alumni around the world.
Options for individualized and accelerated learning from PK through Upper School AP Classes position students for the best possible colleges and careers. The dynamic multi-faceted curriculum develops the executive functioning and higher order thinking skills that are a hallmark of a CFA student. Top SAT and AP test scores and an exceptional college planning and placement program result in 4 out of 5 graduates earning acceptance to their first-choice college, including many of the nation’s top colleges and universities where our alumni also graduate at higher rates than their peers.
1-to-1 laptop program for grades 3-12.
The average CFA student in grades 3 to 8 scores at the 89th percentile on national tests (ERB) annually.
40 Varsity/Junior teams across 12 sports.
We've Got Game!
92% athletic participation rate in grades 7-12.
CFA's Little Explorers Preschoolers' and Kindergarten literacy skills test far above grade level.
Beginning in preschool, all CFA students enjoy foreign language, music, art, & physical education in state-of-the-art facilities.
Columbia University Readers and Writers Workshop in grades PK3 - Grade 5.
Cape Fear Academy is a learning community committed to discovering and developing individual potential, preparing each student for success in college and life.
A long tradition of high academic standards is upheld by a highly supportive learning environment in which a skilled and caring faculty prepare students for success by challenging them to reach higher, try harder and go further. The CFA experience forges capable young adults with the skills, confidence and resilience to take risks, solve problems and overcome challenges.
Our Core Principles
Our Strategic Plan
Our thanks to the Strategic Plan Committee who led in the creation of our Strategic Plan and the members of our community who served on the Goals Committees.
Vision 2018: CFA will be a diverse community of learners widely recognized for their academic excellence, strength of character, and global awareness.
By 2018 Cape Fear Academy will be a school where all students discover & develop academic passions and excel at critical thinking & communication skills required for success in a globally connected world.
Strategic Agenda | Within the next five years:
Students will significantly build their capacity for critical thinking & communicating through a clearly articulated, well-coordinated program. Students in all divisions will have opportunities to engage in meaningful global learning experiences. Teachers will demonstrate increased capacity to engage and teach a broad range of learners. CFA will continue to explore, fund & implement technology that helps students achieve learning outcomes most vital to success in college & life.