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.
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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.
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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.
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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.