Cocheco Academy of The Arts * 40 Hampshire Circle, Dover, NH 03820 * (603) 742-0700




Interested in attending CATA?

If you are a current high school student, or will be in the fall, and you have an interest in visual or performing arts, CATA might be the school for you.

We are accepting applications for the current school year as well as for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact us through the main office and set up a tour, join us for an Information Night to gather more information about our school.



Information Night

Cocheco Academy of The Arts has been serving the seacoast region since 2004, providing a college preparatory academic program with a mission focus on performing and visual arts. Students are encouraged, challenged, and nurtured to explore their interests and expand their knowledge through rigorous student centered instruction.

The Course Catalog for the 2017-2018 school year and the Semester I schedule have been posted. Go to the About CATA Tab and click on the Student Page in the pull down menu.

Our next Board of Trustees Meeting will be Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00pm


If you are interested in finding out more about CATA and the programs that we offer, join us at one of the upcoming Information Nights. We will share information about charter schools in general, what our mission is, and our programming. Our Director, James Friel, and current students will be available to ask questions to help determine if CATA would be a good fit for your student. The next  scheduled Information Nights are as follows:

* October 25, 2017 at 40 Hampshire Circle in Dover beginning at 6:00pm​

* November 15, 2017 at the Dover Public Library beginning at 6:00pm

We hope you can join us on one of these informational events. If you have any questions please call the main office at (603) 742-0700 or email James Friel at


CATA’s mission is to provide a superior arts- integrated college-preparatory high school education program that truly meets the needs of each and every CATA student. 

Cocheco Academy of The Arts is seeking students who are motivated, have a passion for performing or visual arts, or are currently unhappy with their educational setting.

Beginning Friday, October 6th, CATA will be partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising to help reach our Annual Fund Goal. A wide variety of candles, fragrances, and decor items at a wide variety of prices will be...