Academics - Upper School
Cape Fear Academy offers one of the finest comprehensive college preparatory experiences in the state as evidenced by the one hundred percent senior class college acceptance rate. Equally important is that almost 70 percent of the Academy's graduates complete college in four years.
Recent data received from the College Board, shows that Cape Fear Academy students taking APĆóţ exams performed exceptionally well. 94% of the test scores from CFA students were a 3, 4, or 5, meaning that most colleges would accept them and award college credits. To compare, the national average for students reaching this mark is 66%. It is also noteworthy that, unlike in most schools, all CFA students taking APĆóţ courses are required to take the national exam.
It is important to realize the tremendous array of opportunities available for our Upper School student body of 230. This enables all of our students to experience strong success not only in the outstanding academic curriculum but also in the excellent cultural arts and athletic programs. Eighty percent of our student body will be a member of at least one of our athletic teams; ninety percent will either play an instrument, sing or act on stage; and eighty percent will take at least one college Advanced Placement Course.
Student and parent loyalty to the Academy is a result of the caring, passionate, and inviting atmosphere we strive each day to provide to all our students. Smaller class sizes enable our staff to develop our students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and responsible decision makers.