Head of School Letter

Head of School Letter


Choosing where your child attends school is one of the most important decisions you will make in their lives, one with possibly the most far-reaching effects.

Read some words from our head of school, Luanne McGann, about the Barnstable approach to education.

gray-quotation-marks-open For the last 40 years Barnstable Academy has offered a college preparatory education for students whose “right fit” is best met through our relational, student-centered approach. Schools are not a “one size fits all” enterprise and many of our students have not met their potential in the traditional setting. Here at Barnstable, the right fit not only changes students’ educational trajectory, but changes their lives. Our supportive staff and school culture helps students realize all that they are capable of achieving and gives them the courage to try their best to grow into their potential.

Our small class sizes cover the core curriculum in the morning when students can focus their best energy on learning. The afternoon is reserved for electives and physical education. Executive functioning classes are offered to help students learn to plan, organize, initiate, and accomplish needed tasks. We also focus on helping our students learn how they learn and then apply those skills to all areas of their lives.

When a student finds the school that is the right fit for them, there is no end to what they can accomplish. Our students may arrive unsure of what their future holds, but with the support they receive at Barnstable they go on to become successful college students, college graduates, professionals in their fields, and contributing members of their communities. We have 40 years of success stories from students that truly reflect the mission and vision of our program. Barnstable administrators and teachers are committed to “Our Promise” to provide a safe, nurturing college-prep education that encourages all students to reach new levels of success and achieve their goals. We are honored to provide education and support to the students who pass through our doors each year. I would like to personally welcome you to come see the difference we make.

From our family to yours, welcome!  gray_quotation_marks_closing

Luanne McGann

Barnstable Academy Head of School

Barnstable Academy is accredited by The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association (MSA).

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