Upper School

Student Life

CCA Upper School students are (almost) always on the go.

There are many ways for students to become involved in the life of the school. Clubs and activities span a wide range of interests. Playing a team sport provides a great opportunity to make new friends while learning the value of teamwork and self-discipline. Music, arts, drama, literary publications, and an ever-growing array of special seminars provide avenues for self-expression and growth that help create a well-rounded individual.

List of 6 items.

  • Advisory

    The advisory program is the foundation of our Upper School community. Our advisory program is designed to help us be sure that we are meeting the core development needs of each student, every day.

    Advisory groups are made up of 8-10 students led by one faculty advisor. This group remains together for the full year and a student usually stays with the same advisor and group for all his/her years of Upper School. Students begin and end each day with their advisor and group to help students transition through the stages of the day. They also have one class-length meeting each week for a more substantial discussion and activities.
    Through these fun and engaging meeting times and daily check-ins, our advisory program allows students to develop relationships with other adults and students so that they feel supported and connected.
  • Class Trips

    Class trips are not just fun, they are fundamental to our curriculum.  CCA’s Upper School students are encouraged to engage in new experiences and to interact with what they are learning. Students gather twice a year for exciting, inclusive, and appropriately challenging educational and cultural journeys.
  • Clubs

    At Cape Cod Academy, we encourage our students to join school clubs that will expand their experience. These are in addition to opportunities in athletics and the performing arts (music and drama).

    Some clubs are only for middle school students or upper school students. Others include students from both divisions. Organizations such as the Environmental Club offer opportunities for older students to mentor our lower school students.
    From year to year clubs can change based upon student interest.

    • Aeronautics Club
    • Art Club
    • Athletic Council
    • Blue Key Ambassadors
    • Chess Club
    • Chinese Culture Club
    • Community Service Organization
    • Environmental Club
    • Film Club
    • Glee Club
    • Human Rights Club
    • Math Club
    • Mock Trial
    • Pen to Paper Literary Magazine
    • Pink Ribbon Club
    • Robotics Club
    • Science Club
    • Stand Up to Cancer Club
    • Student Council
    • Yearbook
  • Community Meeting

    Upper school students, teachers, and staff gather for about 15 minutes each week in a community meeting to make announcements, share successes, and talk about topics that matter. These meeting are run by the president of the student council but many students participate to make announcements or to be recognized for a recent accomplishment. Community service projects are announced, upcoming events are discussed, and faculty members chime in with important updates. Whatever the topic, this shared experience helps the students stay connected.  
  • Leadership Training

    The purpose of this program is to educate students on the significance of leadership and relay the concepts of leadership through an interactive curriculum. We hope to instill in our students the four cornerstones of our program: charisma, knowledge, teamwork, and self-reflection.
  • Student Council

    The purpose of CCA’s student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and implementing school activities, special events, and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to the school’s mission and community welfare, CCA’s student council is the voice of the student body. Student council members share student ideas, interests, and concerns with the school-wide community.
Cape Cod Academy is one of the only independent, co-educational, college preparatory schools serving students from kindergarten to grade 12 on Cape Cod.