Choose Barnstable Academy for Your Child

Deciding 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, Mrs. Ashley Crowley, about the Barnstable approach to education.

I am honored to serve as the Head of School at Barnstable Academy. As I near my 20th year as an official Bengal, I continue to remain in awe of both our exceptional alumni and their accomplishments, as well as our current students who represent us so well. 

Our program is unique featuring small class sizes, a relationship-based approach, and our warm and supportive environment. The Barnstable faculty is a dedicated, passionate, and well-trained group of educators who create the positive environment of excellence that sets Barnstable apart. We use these core foundational elements to help our students achieve their best socially, emotionally, and academically as we prepare them for college and life after Barnstable. I have the privilege of being a part of that progression and celebrating the success of our students along the way.

Barnstable utilizes small sizes, with no more than 14 students in a class to enable our teachers to focus on each child more than in a traditional larger classroom. We find that this extra attention is an important element in the success of our students.

Barnstable is intentional about everything from our internal layout, designed to foster social and academic opportunities, to our daily class schedule, where we capitalize on the time where our students tend to learn best by having our core academic classes in the morning. The afternoon is reserved for electives (e.g., Drones, Performing Arts, War Hammer) and physical education.

We offer two additional programs to further help our students excel. Students can participate in the Barnstable Edge and have the opportunity to take a course 1-to-1 with a teacher. Students may utilize these classes to accelerate their education and/or sharpen skills that require additional development. Students may also sign up for our Bengal Den to receive additional support with their homework. Typically students in the Den focus on homework completion, study skills and receive overall support with managing assignments big and small.

Barnstable has always been a second home to me.  My father, David J. Salembier, Jr., was one of the original founders and my mother, Leslie Salembier, was a math teacher for over 30 years. I was lucky enough to grow up with Barnstable in my life and feel humbled to lead this great school.  

I would like to personally welcome you to come and visit our exceptional community and experience Barnstable Academy!

Ashley Crowley, Head of School

Ashley Crowley

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