A Message From CATA Director, James M. Friel


Thank you for your interest in our school, Cocheco Academy of The Arts. We are proud of our school, our staff, and our students. CATA is a very unique educational environment where students are given a voice and responsibility in deciding the direction of their education. Students are challenged through a rigorous college preparatory academic program while given the opportunity to explore, discover, and develop their passion and interest in the Visual and/or Performing Arts. 

If you are new to the concept of a charter school, or have a high school student at home who would benefit from a small nurturing yet challenging school environment please contact us and set up a tour. Check our website often, as we update events such as dates for Information Nights, where prospective students and parents can meet with students, parents, and me to gain information on charter schools and why CATA might be a positive environment for your child.

To all of our students and parents, I want to thank you for your support and efforts you have  given to help sustain our mission and further the delivery of our mission into the future. We are excited about the new journey we have embarked on and look forward to welcoming both our returning students as well as all of the new students who are joining us for the first time. If at any time, I can be of any assistance or can answer any question or concern that you may have, please contact me so we can work together to answer your questions or resolve your concerns. 


James M. Friel, M.Ed.


​Cocheco Academy of The Arts

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