Sturgis Charter Public School is dedicated to an "International Baccalaureate (IB) for All" philosophy, preparing high school students for higher education in a supportive learning environment. Sturgis provides each student a rigorous world-class educational program, encouraging academic achievement, intellectual confidence, and personal growth.

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Ensuring College Readiness: IB For All
High Standards + High Expectations = High Achievement

Sturgis begins preparing students in grade nine to build arguments, defend points of view, make sense of data, write persuasively, and think critically. Students are encouraged to develop empathy, raise social awareness, build tolerance, and take on personal responsibility. Similarly, the Sturgis community works toward building positive and productive habits, attitudes, and values in its students in order to optimally prepare them for a rigorous grade 11-12 program designed to ensure success at university. STURGIS IS A TUITION FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL.


Sturgis is Offering 2 Professional Development One-Day Summer Workshops for Cape Cod Educators to Support Students Who Learn Differently

NEW Executive Director Appointment to Begin July, 2016

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Sturgis 2014 MCAS Scores Highest Ever!!

Sturgis 2014 grade 10 students achieved the highest MCAS scores in the school's history! In English Language Arts, 100% of the students scored in the Advanced and Proficient catagories on the statewide assessment, ranking them #1 in MA. For Mathemematics, 98% of the students scored Advance or Proficient, resulting in a ranking of #8 in MA. Finally in Science, 97% of the students scored Advanced or Proficient, ranking them #3 in MA.

Congratulations to the Sturgis faculty and the current grade 11 students for this outstanding achievement!!

The Washington Post once again recognizes Sturgis as the #1 school in MA, and also #4 in the Northeast, and # 84 in the U.S. This marks the 8th straight year that Sturgis has been ranked one of the top schools in the U.S. by the Washington Post. 

Sturgis is featured on International Baccalaureate Organization's website:

"An International Baccalaureate education for all"

Sturgis Ranks #1 in MA. According to U.S. News & World Report:

Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA has been awarded a Gold Medal by U. S. News & World Report for 2013 for its ranking of the Best High Schools in the U.S. Three charter schools ranked in the top 5 high schools in MA, including Sturgis Charter at #1, Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough at #3, and Salem Academy in Salem at #5. Rounding out the top 5 high schools in MA were Boston Latin at #2 and Dover-Sherborn at #4. The U.S. News ranking is based upon several factors, including MCAS scores, the MCAS scores of least advantaged students, and student participation and success in AP or IB courses, denoted as a College Readiness Index.
Further information regarding the 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best U.S. High Schools can be gained at:

Eric Hieser is featured in the
March/April 2013 issue of Cape Cod View

"Conversation with Eric Hieser, Executive Director, Sturgis Charter Public School", Cape Cod View, March/April 2013: p.16-17.

Sturgis Ranks Third in Nation's Top Ten List
of Charter Schools by US News

US News & World Report recently compiled a list of the Best Charter Schools in America based on students’ college readiness and test proficiency.
Read the full article HERE.


Please support our efforts at Sturgis by donating to the 2014-15 Annual Appeal!

Donations can be made by check payable to William Sturgis Friends of Education Foundation, P.O. Box 2012, Hyannis, MA 02601. Credit Card donations may be made through PayPal on our webpage. It is not the amount you give that matters, it’s your action that counts!