Our History

Personalized Education Since 1978

More than three decades ago, a group of educators saw students who were not reaching their potential within the traditional school setting. They saw an obvious need for change.

A supportive environment; a college prep school

Our founders envisioned a school environment that was orderly rather than chaotic, nurturing rather than threatening. They envisioned a school that would not only deliver a strong education, rich in academics, but that would also help students develop self-esteem. They wanted a school that was empathetic to its students, patient with them, and passionate about their success.

In 1978, such a school was founded and approved by the New Jersey Board of Education commission; this school was Barnstable Academy.

Today, Barnstable Academy is a private high school and middle school on a small, quiet campus in Oakland, New Jersey. Our college prep school ensures that students are well-prepared for college and life beyond. Our school remains small by design, so that we may provide a personalized education to every student. We maintain accreditation by The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association and AdvancED.


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Fax: 201.337.9797

Barnstable Academy Est. 1978