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Why CFA?

Why CFA?

The Class of 2013 reflects on their experiences as Cape Fear Academy students.  

Film credit goes to 12th grade CFA Student, Jay Batchler, who edited the piece.

Small size: 

  • Student/teacher ratio 9 to 1

Cutting edge technology in all grade levels:

  • A 1-to-1 laptop program for grades 3 through 12  
  • Laptop and iPad labs for  grades PK3 through 12
  • Mindstorms, Lego robotics,  GPS, Smart Boards, Smart response systems
  • Media projection systems in every classroom

Rich extracurricular opportunities:

Challenging curriculum:

  • Infused with innovation & technology PK3 through12
  • 21st century skills: critical thinking, analytical reasoning, writing, collaboration, information literacy

Outstanding AP scores:

  • 94% of CFA's AP scores were a 3 or above in 2012 and 2013. (NC avg. = 64%; Global avg. = 62%)
  • 90% of the Class of 2013 had at least one AP credit prior to graduation.

Strong college planning services :

  • 100% college acceptances
  • $1.9 million in merit scholarship awards for 2013
  • 82% acceptance to first-choice schools from the Class of 2013

Outstanding college performance:

  • Two-thirds of CFA alumni graduate from college within 4 years (national average 27%).

State-of-the-art 27-acre campus:

  • Outstanding academic facilities
  • New fine arts center opened in 2012
  • New athletic fields opened in 2011
  • New athletic center with classrooms opened in 2011

 Talented, committed faculty: 

  • Encouraging, accessible, and fostering life-long relationships with students
  • Individual attention: class sizes ranges from 5 to 20

Community service projects:

  • Both group and individual projects at all grade levels


For further data, please see the State of the School Address by Head of School, Mr. Don Berger  1.29.13    Video   Slides



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