Our Mission

Cape Fear Academy is a learning community committed to discovering and developing individual potential, preparing each student for success in college and life.

Based on mutual trust and respect, strong student-teacher relationships foster accountability and instill a desire to excel.

Education That Delivers Measurable Results

81% Accepted To Their First Choice School
100% College Acceptance
9:1 Student : Teacher Ratio

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.

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.

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. CFA is accredited by both the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and is a member of NCAIS.

Our Core Principles