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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Because of the potential health risks of COVID-19, Cary Academy has shifted to virtual learning. While we would normally love to welcome prospective families to families, for now, our campus is open by appointment only; please contact our Admissions department to discuss virtual information sessions and tours. Learn More

A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-
1500 N Harrison Ave
Cary, NC 27513
About Cary Academy...

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid
From Cary Academy

Cultivating bold lifelong learners and world changers.

At Cary Academy, it all begins with curiosity. And an unwavering commitment to our mission: discovery, innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

That’s why our forward-thinking learning community creates countless opportunities for our students—grades six through twelve—to discover excitement in the unknown. To pursue passions new and old. To get out of the classroom—and their comfort zones—and into the world. To ask critical questions, dig deep for answers, and follow confidently where they lead. And to stride confidently into their futures as the very best version of themselves.

How? With engaging and challenging academics. Cutting-edge pedagogical techniques. Immersive, collaborative projects. Ethical and impactful community engagements. Diverse extra-curriculars. A supportive community rallying around you. And a commitment to student wellness—physical, social, and emotional.

Cary Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1390
137 responses
Average ACT
32
108 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Wacky Olympics
    19%
  • Hand shake on opening day for all students and fac
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Ubuntu, school dances, fall festival
    11%
  • WE DONT HAVE ANY. they get shutdown by admin
    11%
  • Holi Moli
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    753
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    54%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A
    Median Household Income
    $101,079
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,199
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $337,700
    National
    $184,700

    Cary Academy Reviews

    90 reviews
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    Cary Academy was a fantastic learning environment, and their college counselling offices are some of the best. Overall, the teachers tended to be very helpful, kind, and understanding about the academic rigor. There are almost infinite classes to choose from, and the rotating schedule offers a lot of opportunity to try new things or schedule in a much-needed break. The cafeteria food was exceptional, as far as cafeteria foods go. The academic pace was fast, to say the least, but it's nothing that students can't handle. The college counselling offices are by far the best, with one-on-one counselling from people who have been in admissions offices before and know all of the ins and outs of the college process. My only issue was financial diversity, as 90% of students came from around the same financial background, and many acted as such. That being said, I would choose Cary Academy again in a heartbeat as it truly is a fantastic learning environment run by people who care about success.
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    Cary Academy is great! We have a safe campus where the students are nice and respectful to one another. Collaboration is taught at all grade levels. The administrators, teachers and staff are very supportive. The college counselors are excellent and very helpful, especially during the Senior year.
    Amazing hands-on learning! the class sizes are small so each student gets individualized attention and the help that they may need. I have been able to make friends and thrive in this community because Cary Academy makes sure that there is room for anyone and everyone. More clubs than you could imagine! Almost, if not everything is student-driven which not only makes the learning experience more valuable but it makes it so you are more engaged