Excellence. Caring. Opportunities. Success. Support. Character. It’s a long list when selecting a school, so we appreciate your interest in Cape Fear Academy. Please explore our website to envision how our faculty, students and programs can create a compelling, personalized learning experience for your child. Then bring that vision to life by visiting our campus and encountering firsthand the vibrant sense of community, engagement and variety that is Cape Fear Academy – from the dynamism of the three-year-olds in our Little Explorers program to the accomplished versatility of our college-bound seniors.

Whether you start your discovery through our viewbook or a personal contact, we are excited to begin that journey with you… as together we begin to Go Further. If you have any questions about the admissions process, contact Nelda Nutter, Director of Admissions, at nelda.nutter@capefearacademy.org, or 910.791.0287 ext. 1015.

Voted Best Private School in Wilmington for 2019 by Wilmington Magazine



What Sets Us Apart

This foundation is key to stellar college acceptance and performance. 100% of our graduates go to college; 80% are accepted at their school of first choice including our nation’s most competitive schools. They graduate high school with the social, emotional and academic skills to succeed… in college, and life.
And they do succeed. Our students graduate college in four years at nearly three times the national average, with grade point averages significantly above their peers.
The success of our students both at CFA and beyond comes from deliberate planning, compassionate guidance, and deep relationships that begin early.
By embracing the whole child throughout their academic careers, we turn students into adults who are ready to realize their full potential.

Signature Programs

Leadership. It’s never been more critical to a student’s success in school, at home, in the community, and later in life.
By weaving leadership traits into our academics, advisory, and extracurricular activities, and by teaching behaviors, instilling confidence, recognizing outcomes, and championing the best leader each student can become, we shape leaders today, and build rewards that last a lifetime.
Distinct among our regional and national peers, Leaders For Life goes beyond skill development to inspire minds, build character, enrich perspectives, and celebrate leaders who will one day change the world.

Learn more about Leaders for Life Here

There’s a presenter in all of us. Our Speaking For Success program has been carefully developed to bring every student’s inner orator out.
We believe that when a student speaks often, they gain a lot. That’s why the opportunities to become a confident and inspiring presenter are embedded into our academic, social, and extracurricular programs from the very beginning of a student’s career.
From presenting a color study as a Little Explorer to giving a Ted Talk as a senior, Speaking For Success allows students to master the art of public speaking one support-filled experience at a time, gaining powerful skills that will benefit them throughout their college, professional, and personal lives.




Important Dates

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