In the fall of 1976, Cape Cod Academy was founded with a vision. A determined group of parents sought to preserve an independent day school option. The group organized a board of trustees, filed articles of organization, and embarked upon a search for a vacant building to operate Cape Cod Academy. It found space to rent at its first location in Osterville.
It was evident from the beginning that there was the genuine appreciation of parents, the resilience of the faculty, and the determination and skill of the board of trustees. There was extraordinary commitment and a keen understanding of good governance.
The next several years constituted a period of planning and growth for CCA. In 1984, the school purchased the land on which the school sits today. The school enjoyed its first full year on the new campus in 1986-87 when it also conducted its first full self-study in preparation for its initial accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
CCA's more than 40 years of educating students have established the school as innovative and trailblazing in education. Because of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, CCA has a history to be proud of and a bright future ahead.