Our students spend time both on and off campus each week. During the off-campus days, our co-teachers (parents) receive guided support from the on-campus educators. With our small class sizes, CCCA's teachers provide students with individualized attention and support for Cape Cod Christian Academy's rigorous and aligned curriculum. While on campus, students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs outside of the classroom, which enhances the learning process and engages students.
We know how important it is for students to "get the wiggles out", so CCCA students are outdoors three times a day. Before school, parent volunteers lead games and activities that give kids a body and brain boost that will set them up for an excellent day of learning. Mid-morning, students have a snack and 20-minute recess. Then after lunch, students have a 40-minute physical education class.
Our classes are designed to nurture creativity and imagination, while introducing students to a variety of artists, mediums, and techniques, such as drawing, painting, and collages. Students have the opportunity to explore their own personal style and interests in their artwork. When the weather is nice, students take their easels outdoors to gain inspiration from nature.
We use music as a platform to inspire creativity and a love of musical expression in our students. Our teachers understand music helps the brain develop, relieves stress, and can build self-confidence, but students just know they are having fun. One of the culminating activities for our 3rd-7th graders is playing with the Cape Symphony, one of the largest professional orchestras in Massachusetts.
All students have a weekly Spanish lesson in which they learn songs, play games, and engage in interactive dialogue. They also learn about Hispanic cultures. Learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask.
Beginning in 5th grade, students begin their journey of learning Latin. Lessons are filled with conversational Latin, songs, and historical information of ancient cities.
Our younger grades have nature studies two days a week. Students keep a nature journal of their nature walks, field studies, scavenger hunts and outdoor exploration.
Today's students are visual learners and a field trip lets them touch, feel, and listen to what they’re learning about, which helps them build on classroom instruction, gain a better understanding of topics, build cultural understanding and tolerance, and expose them to worlds outside their own. Students at Cape Cod Christian Academy experience both local field trips (i.e. Nickerson State Park, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Wellfleet Audubon, Cape Cod National Seashore) as well as ones farther away (i.e. Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science).
In our character classes, students develop important social and emotional skills, while fostering a positive school environment. Students explore the core values of empathy, honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness through a variety of activities and interactive lessons. They learn about the importance of making good choices, developing positive relationships, and contributing to their community.
Chapel provides a time for students to come together to worship, learn, reflect, and connect with one another. Led by a faculty member or a guest speaker, these non-denominational services provide students with a spiritually enriching experience that supports their overall personal growth and development, while reinforcing the faith and values families are teaching in the home. In addition to chapel, students also memorize one or two Bible passages each month.