Our elective courses are designed around two central concepts: personal choice and integration with daily life. Our Physical Education electives present a wide range of activities for students which they can participate in for double time periods in the afternoon, two times per week. Because physical wellness is essential to one’s quality of life, we offer activities that are considered lifetime pursuits such as tennis, swimming, and martial arts.
Our arts electives also reflect this approach. Rather than going to a studio or private lesson after school, Barnstable students integrate their study of the fine arts or performing arts into their daily academic lives. This system for elective courses helps our young people to thrive—not just as scholars, but as whole and balanced people.
Walk our hallways and peer into our classrooms—it soon becomes clear that Barnstable is different. The structure and pace of Barnstable Academy is unique.
At Barnstable, we believe that how our students learn is just as important as what we teach them. Essential to our approach is the organization of our school day.