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About Us

The Cape Academy serves students from kindergarten through high school (K-12). Our goal at TCA is to partner with families in supporting their children's academic and personal growth. We believe in providing an education that nurtures each child's unique talents and abilities, enabling them to realize their full potential. We are dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment, fostering strong relationships with families, and working collaboratively to ensure each child's success.

We accept students with unique needs in all areas, including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism/Asperger Syndrome

  • Dyslexia

  • Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Social/School Phobia

  • Tourette Syndrome

The Cape Academy provides a comprehensive education that prepares students for both academic and professional success. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to creating a safe and nurturing learning environment where every student can thrive and achieve their full potential. Through our Dual Enrollment Program with Florida Southwestern State College (FSW), students have the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school, giving them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.

We are proud to hold accreditations from the National Independent Private School Association (NIPSA), and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), which demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest quality education for our students.

Located in Cape Coral, we serve the surrounding communities of North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres.



Is TCA the right school for your child?


Please read our answers to parent/guardian frequently asked questions to help you decide if you want to contact the school for a tour.


Q: How are classrooms divided up?

Skyline Campus

At the main campus classrooms are generally aligned with grade levels, however because the school is small and the student population served has a wide range of academic abilities, some grouping of grade levels (4th and 5th grade for example) is utilized.

  • Individual placement considerations include:

  •  Student academic ability

  • Student social maturity

  • Parent/guardian goals for student

The school’s intake evaluation(s)


The school serves K-12:

Elementary        Grades K-5

Middle               Grades 6-8

High                   Grades 9-12



Any elementary age/grade student not quite ready for the demands of a typical classroom setting and schedule


Mohawk Campus           Life Skills         

Middle/High School age/grade student performing significantly below grade level academically


Q: How are the students placed? Do you keep similar students together in a classroom setting or is it a mix of all learning abilities in one?

Students are typically grouped based on their academic ability with consideration for the peers they might best connect with socially.

During the course of an academic year, we are never opposed to moving students from one class to another if we feel it will benefit their academic and social outcomes. All moves are always reviewed with and approved by the family prior to the school making any change.


Q: What is the maximum number of students in a classroom?

We make every effort not to exceed 24 students in a classroom at the Skyline location, while maintaining a 1 teacher/teacher assistant to 8 student ratio in grade K to 6 classrooms.  At the Mohawk location the maximum number of students in a classroom is 10.

As students advance in grade the ratio of students to teachers increases, however the individual needs of every student are always considered in supporting their academic needs.


Q: Does the school have a student handbook and/or policies to address things like bullying, attendance, and dress code for example?

The school has a Parent - Student Handbook to address a wide range of typical topics that are associated with school enrollment including issues such as attendance, dress code, and bulling.




Q: What does a typical day look like for a middle school student?

Middle School students (grades 7 and 8) change classes and teachers for different subjects. There are three periods in the morning, then lunch, then three periods in the afternoon. The core academics of Math and English Language Arts (ELA) are in the morning.

Other classes include Social Studies with emphasis on Geography, Financial Literacy, and Science. All academic classes are offered every day except some specials, like American Sign Language (ASL), which is required for all students ,and Physical Education.


Q: What does a typical day look like for a high school student?

High School students (grades 9 and 12) change classes and teachers for different subjects. There are three periods in the morning, then lunch, then three periods in the afternoon. The morning classes are Math, Science, and Foreign Language. Afternoon classes are English, Social Studies and electives.


Q: At what time does the school day start and when is dismissal?

The school day begins for all students at 8:30 am.

The school day ends at 2:00 pm for grades K through 5.

The school day ends at 2:30 pm for grade 6.

The school day ends at 2:55 pm for grades 7 through 12.


Q: How are classes taught?

Classroom instruction is teacher led using textbooks, workbooks, and or handouts using paper and pencil Many handouts are developed by the teachers specifically for their students so that the individual learning abilities of the students can be considered.

Students do not work independently on computers or i-pads.

In general, instructions follow this format:

Verbal instruction followed by teacher provided example, class collective work, and then student independent attempt with teacher assistance as needed.


To summarize: “I do, We do, You do”


Q: What curriculum is used by the school?

The school does not use or rely upon a single curriculum. Individual teachers are encouraged to draw from a wide range of resources and to try new materials that may become available for each subject taught and then, if necessary, to develop and/or modify the material to suit the individual learning needs of the students.


The curriculum coordinator reviews materials selected by teachers for appropriateness, utility, and acceptability prior to their use, then provides teachers with implementation guidance. The classroom use of the curriculum is then monitored and adjustments made if needed in a feedback loop.


To summarize: “We teach the way our students learn”

Q: Does the school accept the scholarships offered through the scholarship funding organizations Step Up for Students and AAA Scholarship Foundation?

Yes, all scholarships offered by the State of Florida through their approved Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFOs) are accepted by the school.

Q: If the scholarship awarded to a student does not cover the entire cost of tuition how is this handled?

When scholarship funds do not cover the entire tuition, the family is responsible for any remaining balance. The school offers a range of payment options including monthly payment plans extending over 10 months during the school year.

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