Many people come to The Cape when school is out. The beaches and coastal towns make it a popular vacation destination. That also makes it a great place to live year round!
The 15 towns on Cape Cod feature great public schools. The Cape also offers regional schools, tech schools, Montessori schools, Private and Catholic schools, Marine Institutes a Community College, and a Maritime University. Some areas of the Cape have more year-round residents than others. If you live in an area and would like to send your child to another town you can with school choice. ( read more below )
Can you work remotely? Can you live by your favorite beach year round? Yes!
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Find out how school choice works; written by Cynthia McCormick Cape Cod Times
The way school choice works, school districts may choose whether to receive out-of-district students.
They determine how many students they will accept based on the availability of seats — although once an out-of-district student is accepted that student is allowed to stay through high school graduation.
What school districts do not have any choice over is how many students decide to leave their district for school choice programs elsewhere.
The school choice program in Massachusetts started with 1,000 students in 1992 and now has 16,000 student participants, according to the Pioneer Institute, a free-market think tank that supports school choice, public charter schools, and scholarships for students from poorly performing districts to attend independent or parochial schools.
Approximately 12.5 percent of school choice participants attend schools on Cape Cod.
Barnstable Public Schools Barnstable Inclusive Preschool Program Barnstable United Elementary School, Hyannis Centerville Elementary, Centerville Hyannis West Elementary, Hyannis West Barnstable Elementary, West Barnstable West Villages Elementary School, Marstons Mills Barnstable Intermediate School, Hyannis Barnstable High, Hyannis
Bourne Public Schools James F Peebles Elementary, Bourne Ella F Hoxie School, Bourne Otis Memorial, Bourne Bourne Middle School, Bourne Bourne High, Bourne
Dennis-Yarmouth Public Schools (Dennis/Yarmouth) Marguerite E Small Elementary, West Yarmouth Station Avenue Elementary, South Yarmouth Mattacheese Middle School, West Yarmouth Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High, South Yarmouth Ezra H Baker Innovation School, West Dennis N H Wixon Innovation School, South Dennis
Falmouth Public Schools East Falmouth Elementary, East Falmouth Mullen-Hall Elementary, Falmouth North Falmouth Elementary, North Falmouth Teaticket Elementary, Teaticket Morse Pond School, Falmouth Lawrence School Falmouth Falmouth High, Falmouth
Mashpee Public Schools Quashnet Elementary School, Mashpee Kenneth C. Coombs School, Mashpee (free full-day preschool program for town residents) Mashpee Middle School, Mashpee Mashpee High, Mashpee
Monomoy Public Schools (Chatham/Harwich) Chatham Elementary Harwich Elementary Chatham Middle School Harwich Middle School Chatham High Harwich High