Welcome to Cary Christian School!

I’m so glad you’ve connected with us, and I thank you for your interest in our mission to provide an excellent classical education founded upon a biblical worldview. We take the opportunity to partner with you in the loving, nurturing education of your child seriously. We delight in the privilege to play a role in the growth and development of the heart, mind, soul, and strength of each student that God places in our care. I look forward to the journey we can share together, watching your child grow in wisdom and stature into God’s calling for his or her life.

– Dell Cook, Headmaster

What is education for, anyway?

At Cary Christian School, we understand that choosing the right school for your family is a weighty decision. It requires your investment of time, effort, emotion, and prayerful consideration. We have all been in your shoes, seeking the school that rises above the rest and fits your family best.

To help you navigate this important process and give you a better sense of who we are, we have highlighted a few areas that make Cary Christian School distinctive in the educational marketplace.

At Cary Christian School, our mission is to provide an excellent classical education founded upon a biblical worldview.

What do we mean by “classical” education?

Not all ‘classical’ education is the same. The classical model we use to teach is inspired by Dorothy Sayer’s article, “The Lost Tools of Learning.”  Cary Christian students are able to learn, apply, and articulate impressive amounts of material at all grade levels. This is because our classical model teaches with the bent of a student’s natural development. For example, younger children sing, memorize, and review lessons daily because this is what they enjoy doing. How many of your younger children enjoy(ed) reading the same book, singing the same song, or watching the same movie over and over again?

At all grade levels, our teachers aim to cultivate students who know not only what to think, but more importantly, how to think.  Our 2015 stats affirm these proven methods: SAT average 1834 (350 points over the national average), 2 National Merit Scholars out of 55 graduates, and over $4.52 million in scholarship monies awarded.

What do we mean by “biblical worldview”?

A worldview is how we see and interpret life’s events. It is the assumptions we make as we think, speak, and act. A biblical worldview means we examine life and respond to it with Scripture as our guide and filter.

Christian education ceases to be holistic and effective when it is only an add-on class in a curriculum. A student cannot be fully equipped to pursue his/her calling by God if faith is treated as an isolated area of education. Cary Christian School is distinctly different in this respect from K-12.

We provide a biblical worldview by intentionally integrating God’s truth, goodness, and beauty into every subject area a student encounters. We take our role seriously as a supportive extension of your Christian home to educate a child according to Deuteronomy 6:7. A good deal of a student’s life happens at school. Therefore, the whole person is cultivated by God’s truth at every point in his or her day.

What do we mean by “excellence”?

Excellence is not perfection. No one, no school is perfect; however, we are all exhorted to strive to give our best according to our abilities. To this end, we encourage our students toward excellence. This cultivates an appreciation for individuality in the midst community. This is a loving celebration of each student’s strides to the glory of God.  Excellence at Cary Christian School means training the mind, heart, and soul and encouraging unity within diversity.

We invite you to schedule a tour and see for yourself the results of our mission statement.  We hope to meet you soon!

What Makes Cary Christian School Unique?

Upcoming Events

Spirit Night at Chipotle – Tuesday, Oct. 20

Golf ClassicMonday, Oct. 26

Fall Open House – Thursday, Oct. 29

Hoedown – Saturday, Nov. 7

Chili Cook-Off – Saturday, Nov. 14

Online Benefit Auction Monday, Nov. 17

High School Production of Tartuffe – Dec. 3-5

The Forum Blog


October 03, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Mrs. Robinson's sixth grade math students use m&m's to find percentages and state as fractions and decimals. What a sweet project! ... Read MoreRead Less

October 03, 2015 - 8:05 am

Mrs. Pechacek's middle school elective is called "Your Body: God's Masterpiece." Students learn to make healthy eating choices and ended the quarter with Salad Bar Day. Yum! ... Read MoreRead Less

October 02, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Last week, Mrs. Ficken's Algebra Two class introduced their unit on linear modeling with Barbie Bungee. Students took measurements, made equations and tried to predict how many rubber bands Barbie would need to have a safe, yet thrilling fall from 225 cm. Sounds like fun! #carychristianschool ... Read MoreRead Less

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"At CCS, I very much appreciated the open intellectual environment fostered by my teachers. I felt free to explore God’s truth through honest discussion, and not by means of imposed religious dogma. We dealt honestly and critically with great thinkers in history…My experience at CCS bred confidence that Christ is, in fact, 'the Cornerstone of all creation.'"

− Jonathan Thomsen, Class of 2009

"CCS prepared me for college and beyond...First and foremost, I was trained how to think. I learned how to clearly understand and evaluate a line of reasoning, as well as how to articulate my own ideas in a cogent manner."

− Katie Hatcher Muhlencamp, Class of 2006

"CCS taught me several important things which prepared me for academics at West Point. First, I learned how to think and communicate clearly. As a result I did very well in classes which required me to speak and write well. At CCS I also learned the value of a strong work ethic which I maintained at West Point. I managed my heavy workload at West Point largely because I had developed my capacity to do work during high school. The foundation I created at CCS enabled my future success in college."

− Nathan Winter-Hartley, Class of 2008