Cape Cod Academy announces merit scholarship exam

Tuesday, December 6th, includes parent info session

On Tuesday December 6th, Cape Cod Academy will offer its Merit Scholarship Exam and Parent Information Session on campus from 6:45PM-8:00PM.

Cape Cod Academy’s Merit Scholarships are awarded to five prospective students in grades 6-10. Merit Scholars will receive $15,000 in merit scholarship funds, awarded without regard to a student’s financial status, each year until graduation. In addition, qualified families may also apply for financial aid in addition to the Merit Scholarship award.  “Through this unique exam –designed to reveal critical thinking skills, thoughtfulness and creativity - and our admissions application process, prospective students will have the opportunity to demonstrate strengths in the areas of our school’s core values: scholarship, honesty, respect and compassion,” said Tom Trigg, Head of School at Cape Cod Academy. 

On the evening of the event, students should arrive no later than 6:45pm. The exam will take place from 7pm-8pm. During the exam there will be an information session where parents will have an opportunity to hear from the Head of School, Director of Admissions, Director of College Counseling, faculty and staff.  Parents will also be invited to take a tour of the school.

"Our Merit Scholarship Exam is an outside-the-box kind of test,” said Alex Tolischus, Director of Admissions at Cape Cod Academy. “We gather standardized test scores and other information through our regular admissions process. The Merit Scholarship Exam is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their 21st century skills such as creativity and problem solving, and character traits such as compassion and grit – all of which are reviewed during the scholarship award process.”

To take the Merit Scholarship Exam, students must complete the Merit Exam Registration form and submit an online admissions application by December 5th. More information is available at Interested students and parents may also contact the school at 508-428-5400. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on