Our fifth grade students are empowered to create leadership opportunities within their Lower School throughout the year. One example of this is our pizza lunch days where students collect money for weekly lunch pizza delivery and donate their proceeds to local charities.
At the start of each school year, CCA students are randomly assigned to Team White or Team Blue - across all school divisions. The goal is that each team will be comprised of students in K-12, actively working as a 'team' throughout the year, earning points through various activites. This all culminates in Field Day where Lower, Middle and Upper School students participate in their division-level activities to determine whether Team Blue or Team White will prevail!
It's an old tradition here in Osterville to hear the ringing of the bell in Cape Cod Academy's Chope Commons at 8AM each school day morning. Students in the Lower School are chosen to ring the bell to welcome their peers and say good morning to their community.
Our 5th graders spend the spring writing thoughtful memoirs of their lives to share during their “moving up” ceremony on the last day of school. Heartwarming stories that are a culmination of the students’ time in Lower School weave a tale of each class’s successes, challenges, friendships and experiences. This is a highlight of a CCA Lower School student’s tenure.
Each spring, the entire K-12 community partakes in a multicultural potluck in the Lower School Gym. Families bring a dish to share that is representative of their culture and the parents and students each lunch together to celebrate our diversity.
When appropriate and should space allow, CCA’s Middle School interscholastic athletic program is available for our fifth graders in the sports of cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, tennis and lacrosse.