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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B
Cape Fear Academy is a top rated, private school located in Wilmington, NC. It has 600 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $16,975 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3900 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Telephone
(910) 791-0287

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$16,975
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
63 responses
Average ACT
30
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
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  • Prom
    23%
  • Drama Awards
    15%
  • Fall Fest
    15%
  • Fall festival
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
600
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,998
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,002
National
$949
Median Home Value
$210,100
National
$184,700
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I loved the theatre department; NCTC and the musicals were definitely highlights of my high school experience. The school was very clique-ish. Most of the students lived in the same neighborhood and knew each other from childhood, so for those who are just entering as a high school student it may be hard to make bonds. The academics were great! I felt fully prepared for college. CFA taught us how to manage our time with flex days and the work load while participating in extracurriculars in and outside of school. Cape Fear also emphasized community service which is important always but especially once you graduate.
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I am currently enrolled in high school here, and I can say that it is a very good school. The high school has numerous options for anything one would choose, from psych to 3D art. I haven't experienced bullying, though there is a fair amount of talking about people behind their backs. There isn't very much diversity, and in particular the LGBT students (there are quite a few, myself included) aren't treated particularly nicely. However, there are lots of teachers who I believe genuinely care about the students. There is a ton of focus on college prep beginning around the 8th grade. We have phenomenal SAT scores and as far as I know all graduates have been accepted into college. There isn't all that much of the typical clique mindset in my grade, and there is a good level of maturity. Overall, this is a very good school and the best one I've been to in a long time, though it would be cool if they didn't use dinosaur chicken nuggets for the "sweet and sour chicken".
Cape Fear Academy prepared me for college with its long-lasting emphasis on academics and community service while similarly helping me hone in on areas of interest for a future career. Along with its standout teachers and significant access to clubs and extracurricular activities, Cape Fear allowed for a close knit community to flourish throughout all age ranges.