Cape Cod Town Information

About Cape Cod – History, Geography and General Information

‘The Cape’ – Cape Cod, located in eastern Massachusetts – is among New England’s favorite summer vacation destinations and it thrives on tourism, beautiful ocean beaches and small unique businesses and individuals. Vacationers come to lose themselves amongst endless miles of windswept seashore.

There is real New England beauty in the Cape’s dune-studded landscapes cloaked in scrub oak and pine, in its fine stands of tall sea grass, and further inshore in its cranberry bogs, its forests of birch and beech, its meadows and marshlands.

Nauset Beach

A Complete List of Cape Cod Schools & Cape Cod School Information

A complete list of schools on Cape Cod in Barnstable County. An image map which allows you to search by county can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Education website.


  • Special Education School
    • Southeast Alternative School-Hyannis – Hyannis
  • Public School District
    • Barnstable – Hyannis
  • Public School
    • Barnstable Early Learning Center – Hyannis
    • Barnstable High – Hyannis
    • Barnstable Middle School – Hyannis
    • Centerville Elementary – Centerville
    • Cotuit Elem – Cotuit
    • Hyannis Elementary – Hyannis
    • Hyannis West Elementary – Hyannis
    • Marstons Mills Elem – Marstons Mills

About Orleans, Massachusetts on the Lower Cape

Orleans is located in southeastern Massachusetts, at the elbow of Cape Cod. Bordered by the town of Eastham on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the towns of Chatham and Harwich on the south, and the town of Brewster and Cape Cod Bay on the west. Orleans is about 22 miles from Hyannis; 88 miles southeast of Boston; 93 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island; and 270 miles from New York City.