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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 652 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. Tuition is $18,850 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,850
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Cape Fear Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
75 responses
Average ACT
30
54 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Drama Awards
    11%
  • Fall Fest
    11%
  • Fall festival
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
652
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$11,400
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$61,507
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,000
National
$184,700
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Cape Fear Academy Reviews

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Cape Fear Academy has done an amazing job educating our children and their ability to shift to remote learning so quickly and effectively is just one more example of how great their teachers are! The continued focus on the whole child and their well being, not just academics, throughout what feels like a never ending pandemic is impressive. I can't say enough great things about this school!
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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.
Outstanding academics and engaged faculty! Cape Fear Academy is a nurturing environment while also having a high standard of excellence in academics. The athletics and the arts are also above and beyond its competitors and offers the balance of being able to participate while also being competitive.