Cape Cod Academy

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Cape Cod Academy
CCA from the air.jpg
Cape Cod Academy from the air
Osterville, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°38′30.75″N 70°23′20.43″W / 41.6418750°N 70.3890083°W / 41.6418750; -70.3890083Coordinates: 41°38′30.75″N 70°23′20.43″W / 41.6418750°N 70.3890083°W / 41.6418750; -70.3890083
School type Private
Established 1976
Head of school Thomas Trigg
Faculty 60
Grades pre-K-12
Gender coed
Enrollment 240
Average class size 12 students
Hours in school day 8 AM to 2:45 PM
Campus size 46 acres (190,000 m2)
Color(s) Blue & White         
Mascot Seahawk
Accreditation NEASC

Cape Cod Academy (commonly called CCA) is an independent coed college preparatory school for grades pre-kindergarten through 12.

Mission Statement[edit]

"The pursuit of academic excellence and development of life skills in a safe, values-centered community."[1]


The Academy was incorporated in 1976 and functions on a school preparatory curriculum. The approximate number of students enrolled in the school is 240 with a 50:50 girl to boy ratio and a 7:1 student to teacher ratio. The school is a member of several associations: the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), and additionally has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). All graduates from the Academy are accepted in college, and many accepted into very competitive colleges. [2]

Tuition Fees[edit]

Tuition fee approximations based on schedule of fees for academic year 2014-2015.

Pre-kindergarten tuition and tees: $11,095 Kindergarten-Grade 5 tuition and fees: $22,400 Grades 6-8 tuition and fees: $25,625 Grades 9-12 tuition and fees: $26,700

During school private tutoring fees are offered for the price of $45.00 per session (40 minutes).

Payment Plan Options[edit]

There are three payment plan options to assist families in paying the Academy's tuition and fees. Full payment plan: the entire balance owed must be paid by July 1st. Two-payment plan: 75% of the balance must be paid by July 1st and the remainder of the balance to be paid by December 15th. Monthly payment plan: consists of a payment plan over 10 months beginning in May and to be completed by February.[3]


Lower School[edit]

The lower school (grades preK-5) is located in a separate wing of the school containing its own classrooms, library, indoor gymnasium, and science classroom. Lower school classrooms are self-contained with their own bathrooms, sinks, refrigerators, and cubby spaces. In addition the lower school has its own separate outdoor playground and playing fields. All students in the Lower School begin taking Spanish in pre-K and continue through Grade 8. In Upper School students may choose between French, Spanish, Latin or other languages that are offered through independent studies.

Middle School[edit]

Middle school consists of grades 6 through 8. Students begin having individual schedules, moving independently between English, History, Math, Science, and Latin (the required foreign language for grades 7 and 8).

Upper School[edit]

In grades 9-12, students choose between regular, honors, and Advance Placement level courses and picking between French or Spanish. Seminars are available for the middle and upper school curriculum. Seminars run for one trimester and options include equine science, fashion design, beginning German, computer programming and project adventure.


Eighth grade students spend a week in Chewonki, Maine each Fall camping and participating in an intensive week of team building activities.


Students in pre-K through 12 are exposed to a variety of artistic experiences. Plays, musicals, instrumental music, chorus, painting and drawing, ceramics, and sculpture are only a few of the offerings at CCA.


Cape Cod Academy has three outdoor playing fields and an outdoor baseball field, two indoor basketball courts and an indoor weight room. Recent highlights have included girls' varsity basketball making it into the MIAA playoffs for the first time, since joining the league, during the 2012-2013 season. Boys' varsity basketball made it to the MIAA playoffs, going undefeated in the Cape and Islands League. The sailing team, in only its second year as a varsity sport, came in second place at the ISSA National Championship in Chicago and continued on to compete for the ISSA Baker Trophy in Tampa, Florida.


Boys Cross Country Running
Girls Cross Country Running
Coed Golf
Boys Middle School, JV, and Varsity Soccer
Girls Middle School, JV, and Varsity Soccer


Boys JV and Varsity Basketball
Girls JV and Varsity Basketball
Boys Hockey
Coed Winter Conditioning


Boys Varsity Baseball
Girls JV and Varsity Lacrosse
Boys JV and Varsity Tennis
Girls JV and Varsity Tennis
Coed Sailing

Summer Camp[edit]

Cape Cod Academy opened its first ever day camp during the summer of 2013.[4]


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