Unique Programs at Barnstable
Barnstable Academy offers a multitude of unique programs and course options for students to get the best private school experience. See below for some of our incredible offerings.
Middle & High School Options
Click through the links below to learn more about the unique programs that Barnstable has to offer!
Advanced Placement (AP)
Accent Reading is a course designed to improve the important skills associated with reading, such as comprehension, fluency, deciding, vocabulary development, and critical thinking. Written response is also focused on. This course pulls from elements of Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and Lindamood-Bell. Afternoon workshops provide reading and writing support for other classes. The Accent Reading class is scheduled for all of our middle school students and some high school students, depending on the level of support needed.
Barnstable Academy students have the opportunity to participate in a *supplemental program to catch up, improve their GPA, or get ahead for the next school year through our Edge classes. Every class is taught with just one student and one teacher in a private classroom, allowing for curriculum and teaching to be customized to each student’s unique interests, learning style, and preferred learning space.
The Bengal Den is a homework hub where students are
able to spend time working on their homework in a
focused environment. They may attend during the day
or after school.
*Time in the Bengal Den does have additional costs.
Students who benefit from a little extra help in a class
have the opportunity to attend a workshop in Accent
Reading, math, science, foreign language, English,
history, or executive functioning up to twice a week.
At Barnstable, we view tech as an essential part of a
student's education and as a natural extension of the 21st-
century classroom that enhances learning throughout
the school's curricula.
Tech Resources include:
- Oculus Go Virtual Reality
- VEX Robotics Lab
- 3D Printers
Overall, we are very excited about what our students are
doing and how they will springboard what they've
learned at Barnstable into their college and professional
Learn strategy, planning, cooperation, and foresight
through such strategy games as Warhammer,
Warhammer 40k, Rail Raiders, and Super Dungeon Explorer!
War Strategies introduces new and experienced students to these and other tabletop strategy games.
Get help before the next big test. We offer support for
the following tests:
All students taking a science class participate in our
annual Science Fair. Students have the opportunity to
create unique and exciting experiments under the
mentorship of their science teachers and then prepare a
professional tri-fold explaining the steps of the scientific
method used for their specific experiment. The
Barnstable Science Fair is a special evening event where
students present and showcase their research.
- Create an album
- Work on a portfolio
- Learn a new instrument
- Discover musical passions
- Jam between classes
With our incredible art studio and teacher, students can
put together their portfolio to submit to colleges, art
shows, and more.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are known to be the
most rigorous and academically challenging classes in
which a student may participate. A school’s selection of
AP courses are used to determine national school
rankings and other measurements of academic success.
Barnstable Academy offers 6 unique AP classes within
the subjects of English, history, science, and math. For
the past several years, our students have earned college
credit after passing their Advanced Placement Exams
and leave high school fully prepared for the demands of
Barnstable Academy offers 26 enrichment courses to
enable our students to explore various areas of interest
outside of the core curriculum. Students might choose to
take a class like zoology and dissection course,
knitting for a cause, public speaking or one of our many
Barnstable Academy utilizes a proven methodology that assesses not only student proficiency but also growth from test to test. In this way, we are better able to customize each student’s education to his or her needs and continually check that mastery learning is occurring.
We are committed to academic excellence and are constantly evolving our program to create the best experience for our students. If you have any questions about our current offerings or wonder what else we have to offer, click below to connect with us!