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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 Spotlight

 Rachel Hatfield 

              Photography by Kristen LaCoe
Rachel Hatfield recently she completed her Master’s in Spanish at UNC-Wilmington from which she also received her Bachelor’s in Spanish and Anthropology.  Mrs. Hatfield has been an educator since 2001, teaching at both Topsail and John T. Hoggard High Schools. She has organized international travels for her students on several occasions and is most fulfilled when opening the eyes of her students to the history and majesty of Europe, particularly Spain.

From the Director,

"Rachel has such a big heart for Cape Fear Academy.  Her work with the student council has been tireless.  She does such a great job of promoting the schools spirit through activities like Class Cup and Fall Festival.  Rachel models what so many teachers do here; they are not just classroom teachers, but like Rachel, they spend their time enriching the lives of our students outside of CFA too."

Thank you for your hard work Mrs. Hatfield!

_____________________________Through  11.31.2017


(Benjamin) Chase Stevens

                                    Photography provided by: Lisa Rojek

Class of 2021

Entered Cape Fear Academy in: Little Explorers

Chase created a beautiful custom CFA stool for the art room!  He did this in his family's woodshop as an independent project for Honors Art.

___________________________________________Posted December 14, 2017

Trying to study for final exams like...

Photography & Graphics by: Leanne Mahoy

Hurricane Spotlights


Haley Dunn

               Photography provided by Haley Dunn

Class of 2018

Entered Cape Fear Academy in: 9th Grade

Awaiting her replies to enter college as a photography major, Haley has began her photography marketing strategies by social media to hone in on her passion... publicly. By her efforts in creating the Instagram page @dunns.photography, Haley is working toward becoming a world traveling nautical photographer. Dunn's favorite assignments are surfers, sunrises, sunsets, the ocean, and is even open to getting involved with under water oceanic photography as well. CFA wishes Haley the best of luck in her endeavors to becoming a world traveling photographer and her collegiate experiences soon to come!

________________________________ Posted November 17, 2017


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

CFA Spanish students learning how to Salsa Dance by Mrs. Rachel Hatfield in the US Commons

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
Adrian Jones wishing everyone happy holidays!

Holiday Chorus Concert
December 7, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Holly Ball | Brooklyn Arts Center
December 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm

End of First Semester
December 12, 2017

December 15, 2017 - December 19, 2017

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

   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