Frequently Asked Questions
Classical education teaches with the grain of a child’s development, unlike Common Core. Classical teaching engages students in active learning and creates a hunger for more knowledge through teacher-directed learning. Because the classical model is grounded in the liberal arts, we are cultivating critical thinking skills in our students and developing them into articulate communicators who are able to defend their beliefs.
CCS students take Latin from grades 3-7. Here are 3 benefits to your student by offering them Latin:
- Better English – Learning a root language such as Latin lays the groundwork for understanding English grammar, which leads to better writing and communication.
- Broader Vocabulary – 50% of the English language is rooted in Latin and 90% of polysyllabic vocabulary is rooted in Latin.
- Facilitates Learning Other Romance Languages – Romance languages like Spanish, French, and Italian are derivatives of Latin.
Although we do not have a chapel or regularly scheduled chapel services, students engage in regular times of prayer, singing, fellowship, and study of Scripture. All aspects of student life—academics, the arts, and athletics—are saturated with a biblical worldview which enlarges the scope of biblical training provided at CCS.
We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying.
In addition to all the movement and active learning in our classrooms, K-5 students enjoy two 40-minute recesses at snack and lunch times. Sixth grade students will be happy to know they too enjoy an outdoor break time following their lunch period.
Yes! But our students prepare for so much more:
- We aim to prepare students for life: to think critically, articulate persuasively, and to live lives that honor God wherever He calls them.
- We are proud of our students’ accomplishments. Our average SAT score is 1285 and average ACT score is 26.
- 100% of students seeking a four-year college or university path matriculate into institutions such as Duke, Davidson, Clemson, John Hopkins, SCAD, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, the Naval Academy, and many more.
CCS’s kindergarten program is a half-day program chock full of activity, exploration, recitation, singing, and hands-on activities. You’d be amazed at all your kindergartener will learn from 8:15AM – 12:15PM. If you need an extended-day option, we offer full-day kindergarten with additional, but lighter, academics in the afternoon.
Space is limited. For further information contact the main office at 919.303.2560.
School begins in early August. We operate on quarters, enjoying two-week breaks in October, December, and March and having two full months of summer vacation. Students, teachers, and parents love our modified traditional schedule!
Cary Christian School believes that the responsibility and authority to educate children lies with parents, not the political governing authority. Therefore, as a school policy, we partner with parents and believe that accountability to an external agency is wise. In 2002, we gained and continue to hold accreditation from the Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS).
Cary Christian School sees technological tools as a gift from God developed through mankind, who are His image bearers. But such things are indeed tools or means, rather than ends in themselves. The goal of our educational enterprise is to develop in students the capacity to think and live well rather than develop “skills” as such. Toward that end, we use technology such as interactive whiteboards, computers, and scientific lab equipment in various ways in support of our mission.
Cary Christian School is a non-denominational Christian school. We are a diverse body coming from over 100 area churches. Our staff and board members also come from a number of different strong evangelical churches. We operate under our historical and common Statement of Faith.