All Massachusetts elementary, middle and high schools fall under town jurisdiction. The state mandates attendance for children between ages 6 and 16 and requires each school system to operate kindergartens. However, the state does not require children to attend kindergarten. A child must be enrolled in first grade within the calendar year in which he/she turns six.
Cape Cod Private Schools
Cape Cod has several private schools, including early care schools for youngsters at least 2 years old. The two most well known private schools in the area are Cape Cod Academy in Osterville (508-428-5400) and Falmouth Academy (508-457-9696).
Cape Cod Higher Education
Cape Cod Community College (CCCC), a two-year state college, offers Associate Degrees in liberal arts and allied health programs (such as nursing, physical therapy and dental hygiene). This school has one of the highest advanced degree faculty percentages of any two-year institution in the country.
CCCC also offers summer courses split into two different semesters, one at the beginning and one at the end of the season. In addition, they host programs from a variety of four-year institutions for further undergraduate and graduate-level study. Located on Route 132 in West Barnstable. 508-362-2131