Cary Academy

1500 N Harrison Avenue,
Cary, NC, 27513-0275
     Tel: (919)677-3873
Grades: 6 - 12 | 752 students
Cary Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school serving grades 6 - 12.
Since it opened in 1997, Cary Academy has created a true learning community, one that prides itself on the pillars of the school's mission - discovery, innovation, collaboration and excellence.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1997
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 752 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 29%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Cary Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 83%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
Average SAT score 1300
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,700
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Admissions Director Denise Goodman
Admissions Associate Tanya Lucas

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cardinal Gibbons High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lucy Daniels Center For Early Childhood (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lucy Daniels Center For Early Childhood (1.6 miles away)
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  • CaryLucy Daniels Center For Early Childhood
    Special Education School
    9003 Weston Pkwy
    CaryNC27513
    (919)677-1400
    Special Education School
    1.6 mi | 31 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • CaryTriangle Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    540 E Chatham St
    CaryNC27511
    (919)463-7770
    Montessori School
    1.9 mi | 71 students | Gr. K-3                      
  • CaryCary Towne KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    1118 SE Maynard Road
    CaryNC27511
    (919)469-0866
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.5 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • CaryHeartwood Montessori School
    Montessori School
    112 Byrum St.
    CaryNC27511
    (919)465-2113
    Montessori School
    2.6 mi | 158 students | Gr. NS-9                      
  • RaleighCardinal Gibbons High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1401 Edwards Mill Rd
    RaleighNC27607
    (919)834-1625
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.8 mi | 1240 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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