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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 765 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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Cary Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1997
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students
765 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Cary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$12,000
Admissions Director
Hether Clarkson
Admissions Associate
Tanya Lucas

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 765 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Cary, NC is $10,920 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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