Why CFA: Upper School

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.

Our Vision

We will achieve our mission by being widely recognized for delivering incomparable academic excellence, fostering a culture of deep respect, and offering unparalleled opportunities, in a continually evolving community that champions students to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Accountability

Our Strengths

Building the confidence, passions and skills to excel, through a superior educational experience.

Our Differentiators

  • A rigorous curriculum proven to prepare students for each stage of education and life,
  • Highly regarded faculty and staff who are widely recognized for their expertise,
  • Relationships fostered by a low faculty/student ratio so students are known and their individual potential developed,
  • An emphasis on developing superior oral and written communication, and
  • Opportunities in STEM at every division level.
  • Embedding our core values into our curriculum and daily actions,
  • Fostering a culture of inclusivity and care for others,
  • Valuing diverse perspectives and backgrounds across our student, faculty and staff, and parent community,
  • Students who are given increasingly more freedom and responsibility and held accountable for their actions, and
  • A supportive atmosphere where students learn to advocate for themselves and grow through their challenges and successes.
  • Engaging academic experiences that go beyond the classroom,
  • An emphasis on developing confident leaders and public speakers,
  • Excellence across our performance and fine arts programs,
  • Excellence across our sports programs, and
  • Diverse extracurricular offerings to engage a wide range of passions, skills and talents.
  • A growing community blending local, national and international students and families,
  • A culture of philanthropy,
  • A vibrant Family Partnership whose efforts enrich and expand the CFA experience,
  • State-of-the-art facilities,
  • An environment where students are physically and emotionally safe, and
  • A perpetual energy to advance and excel.