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Welcome to the Upper School at Cape Fear Academy. 

"The Upper School embodies the school’s mission through outstanding teaching, a wide-ranging curriculum, thriving Leaders for Life Program, and extensive college counseling.  CFA strives to develop lifelong learners and responsible citizens for a global society.  The Upper School is served by responsive and innovative teachers who, in partnership with the community, provide learning experiences that nurture the uniqueness of each child and promotes happiness and success."

- Mr. Eric Miles, Director of Upper School

Meet the Faculty

Teacher of the Month

 Carr Fullagar 

    Photography by Kristen LaCoe
Carr Fullagar graduated from Cape Fear Academy in 2002 and matriculated to UNC-Chapel Hill.  He returned to his Alma mater to teach science in 2006.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Fullagar is actively involved outside the classroom coaching Middle School Basketball, Tennis, and assisting the CFA Surf Team.

From the Director,

"I think everything Carr does embraces our mission statement.  He is an excellent teacher; he creates authentic connections between him and his students, coaches three sports, and he is also involved in our Leaders for Life and 9th grade trip program.  CFA is very fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring person as Carr."

Thank you for your hard work Mr. Fullagar!

_____________________________Through  10.31.2017


Sylvia Atwood

Class of 2018

Sylvia Atwood Art

___________________________________________Posted September 20, 2017

                        Photography by Alexandra Koch
                        2017 Senior Matt Sweyer giving a TED Talk.

Hurricane Spotlights

Delaney Mitchell
                                Photography provided by Cape Fear Academy

Class of 2018

Date of Birth: November 29, 1999

Entered Cape Fear Academy in: First Grade

Delaney has committed to Towson University in New Jersey for the Official Women's DI Soccer team. Mitchell has been playing on the CFA girl's Varsity soccer team here, starting in goal, since she was in the 8th grade. It is no surprise to her peers and coaches that she has committed to play keeper at the highest level after high school. Congratulations Delaney!
________________________________ Posted October14, 2017

Luke Ivey

               Photography provided by Luke Ivey

Class of 2018

Date of Birth: December 17, 1999

Entered Cape Fear Academy in: 11th Grade

Luke owns a sneaker company called IveyKickz that he started from a basketball passion back in 2012. The entrepreneur does so well, the business even bought him his first car. He told us, "...basketball players love to have new shoes, but not all can afford them. As I got older I realized that many of these kids were less fortunate than me and came from broken homes. My heart reached out to them because many times their shoes would have holes in them or mismatched laces. By just letting them wear my shoes, their pride boosted. Years later, I met a player on my team who had no way to access the size 16 shoe that he needed, his family was in financial distress. I decided to locate and donate shoes to him. When you have a new pair of basketball shoes, your confidence skyrockets on the court." With entrepreneurship, he also found a way to help his community. Ivey told CFA, "I started to post these shoes for sale on my Instagram account. Before I knew it, I was looked up to in the sneaker world. My business has grown exponentially, training me to have a business mindset. This part of my life has encouraged me to further my knowledge in business and entrepreneurship in college." Now applying to college, Luke explained, "In the future, I plan to take what I have learned with this and turn it into something bigger, whether it is with shoes or not."

________________________________ Posted October 14, 2017


                             Photography by Jan Reid
                            2018 Seniors Jimmy Neil and Porter Creighton performing a
                            clam dissection.

CFA art students worked with visiting artist Michael Van Hout to create mobile sculptures.  Mr. Van Hout has been commissioned to create a permanent sculpture to be installed on our campus.
Photography by Lisa Rojek

If you have any requests for the Upper School web page or stories you would like to share, please contact Ms. Sara Auld in the Upper School Office at sara.auld@capefearacademy.org
Open House for Prospective Parents
November 10, 10:00 a.m.
You are our best ambassadors, and your recommendations have influence!

Fall Festival

October 13, 2017 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm

End of Interim Period

October 20, 2017

Grades Posted

October 24, 2017

Student-Teacher-Parent Conferences

October 26th & 27th, 2017


October 28, 2017

Class Meeting

November 3, 2017 @ 10:40am - 11:00am

2nd Class Cup Event

November 7th - 8th @ 1:15pm - 3:20pm

Holly Ball | Brooklyn Arts Center

December 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Teacher Websites

    Adams, Cody

    Allen, Jonathan

    Bennett, Claire 

    Bowen, Laura

    Campbell, Mark

    Capps, Julie

    Chen, Kexin (Casey)

    Fancy, Emily

    Fullagar, Carr

    Hatfield, Rachel

    Higgins, Caroline

    Holliday, Amanda

    Lambe, Teresa

    McAllister, Jeff

    McFarlane, Meade

    Miles, Eric

    O'Connell, Lynn

    Palmer, Bobby

    Reid, Jan

    Rienks, Keni

    Robbins, Sue

    Rojek, Lisa

    Scuteri, Ani

    Tarallo, Amy

    Tarses, Mallory

    Vanscoy, Maureen

    Williams, Kwabene

   Quick Links

    2017 - 2018 English Summer Reading

`  2017-2018 Social Studies and AP Spanish Summer Reading

    Athletic Schedule


    Community Service

    Course Booklet

    Flex Schedule

    Key Dates

    Parent/Student Handbook

    Summer Internship Opportunities

    Lunch Menu

   College Counseling


    College Counseling and School Counselors

   Clubs and Organizations

    Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica

US Student Government

Global Ambassadors

    Youth And Government (YAG)

    Port City Young Life

Community Service

Sara Auld | Head Community Service Coordinator


Caroline Broderick | Student Community Service Coordinator


Shop for upcoming community service events and volunteer opportunities in the U.S. Office with Ms. Sara Auld.  Please see senior, Caroline Broderick for advertising extra community service events and email blasts.

 The Community Service Clipboard 

 Photography Provided by Gray Lancaster

Seniors Take the Lead, Sara R. Auld | Posted 9.19.17

Coastal Clean Up by CFA JV Tennis

September 16, 2017

                Photography provided by Mallory Tarses

YAG inside the YMCA, Julie Capps | Posted 9.15.17

CFA has seven students serving in statewide offices in the YMCA Youth and Government Program for the 2017-2018 school year.  Each student has been elected or appointed to his/her position on their work from the past years.  Each individual is working directly with the YMCA to plan this year's Youth and Government Conference. 

We recognize the following students for their hard work in this organization:

Dani Kranchalk | Editor in Chief of Media

Pearce Lewis | Speaker of the Freshman Forum

Tershona Branch | Associate Justice

Holt Robinson | Editor of Broadcasting

Ugonna Agbafe Editor of Social Media

Grace Ljung | Copy Editor