Genius Hour What do an underwater speaker designed to facilitate shark research, a model “City of the Future” that combats climate change, and playlists cultivated to support folks during times of grief have in common? These are just a few of the projects tenth grade students created for their culminating Genius...Read More
Cape Fear Academy has announced the promotion of its current Director of Lower School, Stephanie Medcalfe, to a newly created position of Assistant Head of School for Academics. In this position, Medcalfe will continue to serve as Director of the Lower School, and she will take on the added responsibility of...
Inquiry-Based Learning Buzzwords abound in education, but “inquiry-based learning” is much more than a new term. It is a paradigm-shifting pedagogical approach that places the student front and center as an active participant in the learning process, versus being a passive recipient of information. The key is to spark student interest...Read More
Staying connected to our kids…and to each other. One of the things I love about being a part of an independent school like Cape Fear Academy is the community support of our parents. We often have the opportunity to come together in small groups for morning coffees, book studies, or even talks...Read More
Shedding light on the value added by an independent school experience, Cape Fear Academy’s Head of School Ed Ellison offers these thoughts in the first of a series of blogs presented by the school and authored by several experts in their respective fields. Value Added: Why Parents Choose Independent Schools, part...Read More