Cape Cod Academy is an independent day school for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The college preparatory school is located in Osterville, MA, on a 46 acre campus and is organized into three school divisions: Lower (K-5), Middle (6-8) and Upper (9-12).
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.
In the 2021-2022 school year, CCA's enrollment includes 320 students. Our average class size is 10. Lower School (K-5th) grades are usually about 10-14 students. The Middle School grades grow to 20-28. The Upper School grades have ranged from 15-50 students in recent years.
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.
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)
CommonSenseDigital Citizenship Certified School
Cape Cod Academy is a CommonSenseDigital 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.
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."