An independent coeducational day school in Wilmington, North Carolina, Cape Fear Academy provides its more than 660 grade P-12 students with a challenging college preparatory program. Established in 1967, the school emphasizes hands-on learning across academic disciplines. Respect, integrity, academic excellence, and service to others are key components of the school’s mission.

Headmaster John B. Meehl says, “Our goal is to teach students to be good thinkers and lifelong learners, and to prepare them for a changing world with increased competition for jobs and resources. Our faculty is committed to learning about learning and helping our students engage in meaningful reflection–not just on what they learn but how they learn it. We wanted to implement a program that would allow us to achieve these goals, and that is why we found the approach from All Kinds of Minds so valuable.”

Cape Fear Academy began partnering with All Kinds of Minds in 2005 to provide professional development to its faculty. As a result of this partnership, more than 60 percent of the faculty uses the All Kinds of Minds processes to work with individual students, entire classrooms, and parents. Mr. Meehl added “Having this training has allowed us to promote respectful interactions and an environment where students can feel safe to try new things, challenge themselves, and develop self-confidence based on real achievements.”