Cape Fear Academy

3900 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412-0284
Tel: (910)791-0287
Grades: NS-12 | 616 students
Cape Fear Academy is southeastern North Carolina's only college preparatory day school for grades PK-12.
With an emphasis on critical thinking skills, teachers use both traditional and innovative methodologies to instill a solid base of knowledge in Cape Fear Academy students while developing their ability to apply this to new information.
Students value their close relationships with faculty and the many opportunities to participate in sports, drama, music, art, community service, and extracurricular clubs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 616 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Cape Fear Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
54%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1800
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(some requirements based on grade level)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes 3 payment plans (1-pymt, 2-pymt, mnthly) Base tuition:
% on Financial Aid
23%
Admissions Director Nelda Nutter
Admissions Associate Alison Reid

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSurf Team,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Habitat for Humanity Club, International Club, National Honor Society, Outreach Service Club, Photography Club, Student Government, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Youth Legislature Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Habitat for Humanity Club,
International Club,
National Honor Society,
Outreach Service Club,
Photography Club,
Student Government,
Students Against Destructive Decisions,
Young Democrats,
Young Republicans,
Youth Legislature,
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School Reviews

5.0  11/16/2015
My child has been at Cape Fear for six years and has loved every minute. The classes are challenging and fun, and she adores her teachers. Beyond the classroom, there are overnight field trips, musicals, band, sports and numerous after-school activities. There is truly something for everyone at CFA.
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