Cape Fear Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (910)791-0287
  • 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 OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Students616 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeCape Fear Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1290
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(some requirements based on grade level)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
Tuition Notes3 payment plans (1-pymt, 2-pymt, mnthly) Base tuition:
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorNelda Nutter
Admissions AssociateAlison Reid


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
SoftballSurf Team,


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
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School Reviews

5  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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