Barnstable High School
At Barnstable High School, we give our students a real-world education. Students learn in a multi-cultural environment that prepares them for a more globally diverse academic and work environment. With more than 27 Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment, a wide range of teacher-developed electives and 1:1 technology, BHS students are uniquely challenged, supported, and engaged. At the Cape’s largest high school, our comprehensive Program of Studies prepares students for college, career, or service. Students also have access to professional-level education in theater, video, and television production, as well as astrophotography at our David Cole Observatory.
Barnstable Intermediate School
Educators at Barnstable Intermediate School believe that providing “relevant” learning opportunities, including entrepreneurship and team-building activities, make learning more applicable to life. Whether building and selling a sailboat or learning to advocate for change through Advocacy for Action environmental projects, BIS students learn to work collaboratively. To continue learning beyond the classroom, each October the school announces after-school clubs to support student interest and talent. Offerings often include jazz band, art, rockapella, broadcasting, yearbook, peer leaders, Fit Club, drama, robotics, and Girls Who Code.
Barnstable Elementary Schools
Barnstable Public Schools addresses the developmental and academic needs of its youngest learners through a K–3 model where children and families develop strong and lasting relationships with educators, staff, and one another. Additionally, Barnstable Public Schools proudly supports preschool for children three to five years old with and without disabilities at the Enoch Cobb Early Learning Center.
When students leave village elementary schools, they unite as one community of scholars at Barnstable United Elementary School for fourth and fifth grades. Academic learning tasks are interactive, challenging, and purposeful. Educators at BUE utilize Responsive Classroom to create a positive learning environment, and nurture a sense of belonging and emotional safety.
After School Activities
Barnstable offers a variety of after-school activities, including programs in partnership with the Town of Barnstable’s Recreation Department and other community organizations. School-based programs in grades K–5 include before- and after-school care. Students in grades 6–7 can participate in numerous after-school clubs that provide a late bus, as well as interscholastic sports with other Cape middle school teams in soccer, basketball, and track.