There is no other school like CCA on Cape Cod.

More than a school—it’s a personalized journey.
Cape Cod Academy is an independent day school for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in Osterville, MA, our college preparatory school sits on a 46-acre campus.

CCA strives for academic excellence throughout each student’s educational journey, and consists of three divisions— the Lower School (elementary), which spans Kindergarten to fifth grade, Middle School, covering grades 6-8, and our Upper School (high school) for grades 9 through 12.  

Cape Cod Academy isn’t like any other school. Here, it’s personal. We adjust how we teach to the individual student—because every child has a unique learning style. We call this PAL, our Personalized Approach to Learning. More than a school—it’s a personalized journey. 

Our small classes average 12 students, allowing our dedicated teachers to get to know exactly how our kids learn best, and how they are doing socially and emotionally. Then, we use that information to tailor unique learning plans that will give them the tools to thrive, as they are challenged to be the best they can be.  

The school is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Trustees. CCA was founded in Osterville in 1976 after the closing of our predecessor schools, The Friendship School and the Sea Pines School.

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  • College-bound

    100% of Cape Cod Academy's students are accepted into four-year colleges.
  • Student Diversity

    21% of CCA students identify as bi-racial, American Indian, African American, Hispanic, Asian, or Asian American.

    37% of CCA students receive financial-aid grants to make CCA affordable.

    CCA students come here from over 21 different communities across the Cape, South Shore, and South Coast--as far north as Pembroke, as far east as Eastham & Chatham, as far west as Marion.

    The number of students from the Upper Cape and Off Cape is about the same as the number from the Mid-Cape.

    CCA has historically attracted families of diverse nationality, including recent and current students who are citizens of Haiti, Iceland, Belarus, India, Bulgaria, and Portugal. 
    National Flags of our CCA Community.

    The national flags hanging in Davis Commons represent the citizenship or dual-citizenship of CCA students and recent alumni. We embrace and celebrate the strength and richness that we derive from our diversity of culture and ethnicity.
  • Accreditations and Associations

    Accreditations include:
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • Member of the National Assoc. for Independent Schools (NAIS)
    • Assoc. of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
    • Independent School Assoc. of Massachusetts (ISAM)
    • New England Assoc. for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)
    • National Assoc. for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

    Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School
    Cape Cod Academy is a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. This recognition is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. CCA is dedicated to teaching young people how to be safe, responsible digital citizens.

    We are one of the more than 100,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education’s groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.
  • Non-Discriminatory Statement

    Cape Cod Academy seeks diversity in all aspects of school life. Accordingly, in admissions, financial aid and loan programs, extracurricular activities, and educational programs, Cape Cod Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or ethnic origin.
We came to CCA for the atmosphere that surrounds kids: warmth, happiness, and relationships. These qualities open the door to learning and stretching yourself."

New Lower School Parent
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Cape Cod Academy is one of the only independent, co-educational, college preparatory schools serving students from kindergarten to grade 12 on Cape Cod.