Cary Academy

1500 N Harrison Avenue
Cary, NC 27513-0275
Tel: (919)677-3873
Grades: 6-12 | 753 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  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 753 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Cary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Admissions Director Denise Goodman
Admissions Associate Tanya Lucas


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,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Nearby Private 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)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cary
    Grades: PK-3 | 31 students
    1.6 miles
    9003 Weston Pkwy
    Cary, NC 27513
  • Cary
    Grades: K-3 | 71 students
    1.9 miles
    540 E Chatham St
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Cary
    Cary Towne KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.5 miles
    1118 SE Maynard Rd.
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Cary
    Grades: NS-9 | 146 students
    2.6 miles
    112 Byrum St.
    Cary, NC 27511
  • Raleigh
    Grades: 9-12 | 1240 students
    2.8 miles
    1401 Edwards Mill Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27607

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The average private school tuition in Wake County, NC is $5,641 for elementary schools and $11,495 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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