|Lower School Overview|
Enriched early learning environments build the foundation for lifelong learning. The Cape Henry Lower School program, Prekindergarten through Fifth Grade, is designed to stimulate learning through observation, discovery, and questioning. The School recognizes independent thinking in each student while building a solid academic foundation.
Since Scholarship is one of our core values, the primary goal of the Lower School is to instill a lifelong love of learning. Traditional core subjects are enhanced by opportunities for Lower School students to learn about science, technology, music, physical education, library, art, and foreign language. At all levels, the educational program strives to meet the educational needs of each student. The Cape Henry community is guided by the principles of good citizenship and a sense of responsibility toward others. Cape Henry strives to build community leaders who are honorable, well-educated, and charitable. Children are encouraged to develop their own special talents and to become inquisitive, dependable, self-directed learners. The diverse student body brings together children of varying cultures, backgrounds, interests, talents, personalities, nationalities, and learning styles.
|Middle School Overview|
Cape Henry Collegiate encourages each Middle School student in Grades Six through Eight to develop talents and interests as an independent-minded person within the community. To achieve this, the School emphasizes student involvement in critical areas that enhance adolescent development: stimulating academics, the rigor and pleasure of athletics and physical education, and the creative opportunity offered by the arts and extracurricular activities.
Students are exposed to many cultural and social sources through a broad scope of enrichment activities as well as varied community service opportunities. This involvement, and accepting increasing responsibility for their own education, create the conditions for individual and collective student growth.
The Cape Henry Collegiate Middle School fosters an atmosphere in which knowledge means more than the accumulation of basic concepts, skills, and facts. Knowledge also means developing the ability to think, understand and apply concepts in intellectual and practical problem-solving situations. In order to meet the individual and group needs, the curriculum provides a diverse educational design where basic courses are maintained, broad knowledge is developed, and flexibility is encouraged. The Middle School recognizes the value of utilizing multiple approaches in instruction while striving to instill an enthusiasm for learning.
|Upper School Overview|
The Upper School is about opportunities and choices. It offers a friendly atmosphere with passionate teachers who encourage students to seek new and challenging opportunities in a lab, on the field, on the stage, in the community, in a foreign country, in one of about fifteen Advanced Placement courses, or in a senior seminar.
With a 10-to-1, student–teacher ratio and an advisor assigned to each student, Upper School students are individually challenged to excel in their academic subjects and to expect more of themselves. Students learn that intellectual skills are not attained without commitment, and they acquire a sense of responsibility to advance their own education.
Students are not merely asked to join sports, activities and clubs; they are inspired to be active participants. Cape Henry students wait tables for Make-a-Wish; act and direct plays; tutor their peers; and raise money for hurricane victims, needy families in the Hampton Roads area, and AIDS victims in Africa. Freshmen begin their high school experience in peer leadership groups mentored by seniors and soon mature to become leaders themselves, who move on to senior projects as visitors to Cuba or Cambodia, inventors, starters of not-for-profit organizations, disc jockeys, or explorers.