Cape Fear Academy

3900 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412-0284
     Tel: (910)791-0287
        
   
Grades: NS - 12 | 573 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 573 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Cape Fear Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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 1768
Average ACT score 26
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 14%
Admissions Director Carla Whitwell
Admissions Associate Alison Reid

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,

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,

School Notes:

http://www.capefearacademy.org/why-cfa

Profile last updated: 09/03/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Coastal Christian High School Inc (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is New Horizons Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Noah's Ark Children's Center (1.8 miles away)
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  • WilmingtonNew Horizons Elementary School
    3705 S College Rd
    WilmingtonNC 28412
    (910)392-5209
    0.2 mi | 92 students | Gr. K-5                      
  • WilmingtonCoastal Christian High School Inc
      (Christian)
    709 George Anderson Dr
    WilmingtonNC 28412
    (910)395-9995
      (Christian)
    1.2 mi | 133 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WilmingtonNoah's Ark Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Baptist)
    1501 Beasley Rd
    WilmingtonNC 28409
    (910)395-0059
    Daycare / Preschool  (Baptist)
    1.8 mi | 94 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • WilmingtonPine Valley Umc Wee Care Preschool & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    3788 Shipyard Blvd
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910)791-9824
    Daycare / Preschool  (Methodist)
    1.8 mi | 136 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • WilmingtonMyrtle Grove Christian School
      (Christian)
    806 Piner Rd
    WilmingtonNC 28409
    (910)392-2067
      (Christian)
    2.5 mi | 415 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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