Barnstable Academy is a college preparatory school that provides academic excellence in a warm, supportive environment designed to help students thrive.
With small class sizes, 1:1 learning opportunities, and exceptional teachers, we are able to connect with our students and encourage each of them to achieve their personal best.
Small Class Sizes One-to-One Summer Learning Options Supportive Environment Accredited Academy College Prep Grades 6-12.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 124 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Barnstable Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, Dyslexia, Mild Learning Difference
Year Founded
1978
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
124 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Barnstable Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
1120
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please contact the school for information regarding tuition and fees.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please contact the school for information regarding tuition and fees.
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Carlton Tanis
Admissions Associate

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Bowling, Chess, Community Service, Hiking Club, Publications/Yearbook, Ski/Snowboarding Club, War Strategies Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Performing Arts

School Notes

  • For more than thirty-five years, Barnstable Academy's core purpose has been to provide a nurturing, college-prep day school program that encourages students with differing learning styles to succeed academically and socially.
  • We clearly recognize that not all students learn in the same manner, and our small environment opens doors that may otherwise never open.
  • Our faculty has always been dedicated to maximizing the potential of each student by enhancing self-esteem and providing a high quality, academically oriented education in which the student can be recognized and supported. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Barnstable Academy?

The acceptance rate of Barnstable Academy is 80%, which is equal to the national average of 80%.

Does Barnstable Academy offer a summer program?

Yes, Barnstable Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Barnstable Academy offer?

Barnstable Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering and Soccer.

What is Barnstable Academy's ranking?

Barnstable Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Barnstable Academy?

The application deadline for Barnstable Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
Our son is in his 2nd year at Barnstable and is thriving. He loves his teachers and has made great friends. The small classes and positive environment have built his self esteem and made him a better student.
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5  
Our daughter just completed her 2nd year at Barnstable: she will be a senior next year. We have been exceptionally happy with the care and attention she has received at Barnstable. The teachers and administration have been exceptionally caring and helpful throughout the two years. On the eve of our daughter's first big Spanish exam, we got a phone call at home from the Spanish teaching asking if our daughter was feeling OK about the exam and he offered any help he could give so that she would study effectively. The Barnstable staff go above and beyond in their efforts to make school productive, supportive, and successful. Along with my wife and daughter, I have felt welcomed at Barnstable and I am very grateful that we found this exceptional school.
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5  
My daughter has attended Barnstable Academy for four years and is in her last year. Coming from a large school where gifted students and special needs students receive the most attention, I felt my daughter was "falling through the cracks." After attending BA for only a short time, she blossomed, regained her confidence and succeeded far beyond any expectation. I can honestly say this is due to the amazing teaching staff who become mentors and truly care about each and every student. They work to help students achieve their top potential and are available 24/7 for help of any kind. The school offers wonderful physical education, art, drama and journalism electives and students become like a family. The environment is one of respect, nurturing, and growth and I feel extremely grateful that we had such an amazing alternative to public school!
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5  
Our daughter is in her second year at Barnstable, where she is thriving academically and socially. The benefits include small classes, extra help, but most importantly, the teachers are inspirational and passionate about their work.
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5  
Barnstable Academy is pleased to announce the addition of the Accent Reading program which is offered to all middle school students as well as selected high school students. This additional program provides students support with the fundamentals of reading and writing. Barnstable has also added Executive Function Workshops to aid in organization and time management skills.
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5  
My son is in his second year at Barnstable, it has been a great experience for him academically. He really enjoys his teachers, who are attentive, caring and always available to help. The small class size and extra help have been a great support for him.
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5  
Barnstable Academy is a warm, caring, supportive environment for children who are motivated to learn and wish to succeed. Faculty are available to their students offering them the skills they need to enter college. A wide range of academic courses are available with a full performing arts competent.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 124 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Bergen County, NJ is $12,085 for elementary schools and $14,192 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bergen County, NJ is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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