It is among one of the most important decisions a parent can make for a child’s future: public versus private education. Private schools can offer benefits that will far outweigh the cost associated with private schools. The reasons a parent opts for private school education for a child are varied and diverse. Parents might be looking for academic rigor, clear value systems, or dedicated teachers.
Cape Fear Christian Academy offers the benefits that come with a private education as well as extracurriculars that build community and offer lifelong skills that will be advantageous upon graduation.
Read on to see how CFCA can provide a Christian education that values a rigorous curriculum, exposure to advanced technologies, fine arts, healthy sportsmanship, and community outreach.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that “Students in private schools scored significantly above the national average in grades four, eight, and twelve. In general, a student given the opportunity to attend a private school will most likely reach a higher level of academic achievement. CFCA challenges students with an academically rigorous curriculum and continues to see students achieve above-average scores in standardized test situations.
Sense of Community
The people of CFCA including students, teachers, staff, and faculty build relationships that lead to a deeper sense of community. Your family becomes part of a network of families with the same goals and hopes for your children. Through small to mid-size classes, our teachers are able to build closer relationships with their students and in turn foster connections that lead to success in the classroom. In addition, CFCA is fortunate to have parental involvement on many levels. Our parents stay involved in the school through teacher conferences, social events, and volunteer opportunities. With parental involvement and developed connections with teachers, students graduate CFCA with a rounded and healthy sense of community.
At CFCA, our mission states that we prepare leaders by modeling and providing opportunities for our future leaders to learn how to become a leader that will affect positive change in whatever community they are in. CFCA’s faculty and staff work to create future leaders by putting into practice four pillars: leadership starts early, leadership is learned, leadership takes practice, and community knowledge comes before leadership. Starting at the preschool level, students are given opportunities to help lead their peers in activities. Leadership is modeled and learned through the examples provided by teachers in the classroom. Students are put in small groups for assignments, discussions, and projects that will foster leadership skills in a daily practical manner. Finally, the sense of community and family that comes with attendance at CFCA, gives students a buy-in and wealth of knowledge for their school. Knowing the likes, wanted, and needs of a community help future leaders to understand how best to better their community. As students transition from middle to upper school, they are required to complete a capstone project that will offer a solution to a real-world issue. This multi-year requirement is mentored through the upper-school elective courses that include computers and technology, Bible, and other pertinent courses. Through directed individual studies, our seniors complete their capstone course with hands-on experience in leadership that builds on integrity, accountability, learning, sharing, and strategic thinking.
Academics are a major focal point at CFCA, but a well-rounded education with CFCA includes arts, extracurricular activities, and sports clubs. CFCA offers many opportunities for students to experience a fully well-rounded education. Check out a few of our extended citizen-building opportunities.
CFCA prioritizes a strong moral compass and personal ideals. These beliefs are often woven into the classroom as teachers educate students in their discipline. while incorporating CFCA values into the instruction of the classroom.
Through academics, community, extracurriculars, leadership, and centralized values, CFCA builds Christ-centered leaders that are ready to move on to their next level of education. CFCA is a college preparatory academy. We keep the student’s future as a focus and with college preparation at the forethought, students are goal-oriented and exceed goals and expectations. According to The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “64 percent of graduates from all private high schools.” CFCA partners with students and families as they start to navigate the path toward college. With a curriculum that prepares your student for the rigors of advanced college learning and expert assistance when it comes to applying for admission to colleges, CFCA is the home for your child’s academic future.
While there is no guarantee that a private school will be the perfect fit for every family. Enrollment at CFCA is an investment in the future of your child. An education at CFCA can provide your child with advantages and opportunities to excel academically, emotionally, and socially in their formative educational years. We offer a unique and specialized experience that promotes excellence in education with a Christ-centered focus. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our campus.