Cape Fear Academy

3900 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412

The school originated along the Lower Cape Fear River in 1867, operating for 50 years as a school for boys. In 1967, a group of Wilmington citizens established the current coeducational school on a 27-acre, suburban site. CFA's college preparatory curriculum emphasizes the development of study skills and higher-level thinking skills. Teaching strategies are varied, and students demonstrate additional evidence of their learning through verbal presentations, technology and written communication. Collaborative work among pupils is an important aspect of the program. Extensive fine arts offerings are available throughout, including instrumental ensembles in grades 6-12 and separate choral ensembles in the lower, middle and upper schools. Ceramics, sculpture and a strong drama program are among the academy's arts offerings. During the lower school years (grades pre-K-5), specialists in art, music, science, computers, physical education, foreign language and library science supplement the basic curriculum. A technology program in the lower school supports math and technology course work. The middle school (grades 6-8) encourages appropriate social development and critical-thinking skills through collaborative and creative projects. Students in the upper school (grades 9-12) prepare for college entrance with a selection of honors and Advanced Placement courses and electives supplementing the required curriculum. All boys and girls in grades 3-12 receive a netbook computer at no additional charge for school use. Upper school pupils satisfy a 72-hour community service requirement prior to graduation.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address3900 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
Year Established1967
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorDonald S. Berger
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment605
Day Students605
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