CAMPUS

Cary Christian School resides on our beautiful 21 acre campus with plans for expansion in the next five years.

Founded
1994

Grades Served
K – 12

Where Current Families Live
Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and other surrounding areas

COMMUNITY

Clubs and Organizations

CCS offers a variety of opportunities for students to connect with others who share similar interests. Active organizations on campus include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, North Carolina Theatre Conference Festival Team, Habitat for Humanity, and more.

House System

The House System was established in 2013-14 to replace our traditional student government. It exists to serve and build community school-wide, grades K-12. House meets every Friday for our Upper School students (grades 6-12), offering activities that encourage students’ personal growth and foster a sense of community and responsibility to one another.

Transportation

Parents are responsible for transportation. Cary Christian School provides transportation for athletes to and from games.

School Colors

Navy and Old Gold

Mascot

Knights

Accreditation

Cary Christian School is fully accredited with the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS).

CLASSROOM

Average Number of Students
780 (3 classes per grade level)

Average Student/Teacher Ratio
20:1

School Calendar
Modified traditional calendar with two week breaks at the end of quarters.

  • First Day of School – August 7, 2019
  • Last Day of School – May 21/22, 2020
  • Fall Break – October 7 – 18, 2019
  • Christmas Break – December 20, 2019 – January 3, 2020
  • Spring Break – March 9 – 20, 2020

School Schedule

  • Kindergarten Half Day – 8:15AM – 12:30PM
  • Kindergarten Extended Day – 8:15AM – 2:30PM
  • Grades 1-5 – 8:15AM – 2:30PM
  • Grades 6-8 – 8:00AM – 2:30PM
  • Grades 9-12 – 8:00AM – 3:30PM

Middle School: 45 minute class periods, 6 core classes + 2 electives

High School: 55 minute class periods, 6 core classes + 2 electives

Unique Educational Value

  • Honors Algebra I included in Grade 8 curriculum
  • Junior/Senior thesis projects and presentations
  • Rhetoric I and II classes
  • Apologetics and Systematic Theology courses
  • Active service clubs and organizations that serve both our student body and our local community.

Enrichment Opportunities

Lower School – Enrichment classes are part of the core curriculum. They include weekly classes in PE, music, and art.

Upper School – Classes include two weekly electives offerings. Selections include Art, Drama, Band, Chorus, Chess, Computer Programming, 3-D Modeling, Intro to Engineering, Physical Education, History of Film, Music Appreciation, Photography, Strength Training, and Yearbook.

College Counseling

The Class of 2019 was offered more than $6.15 million in scholarships. We are proud to have graduates currently attending three United States Military Service Academies. Our average SAT score is 1248, which is 150 points higher than the average for North Carolina public schools. Our average ACT score is 27, which is eight points higher than the average for North Carolina public schools.

Over the years, notable awards our graduates have won include the Morehead-Cain Scholarship (UNC-Chapel Hill) and the Park Scholarship (NC State University). Our students are often recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program as National Merit Finalists or as Commended students.

Athletics

We are a 2A member of NCISAA and EPIC.

We offer outstanding athletics, with forty sports teams offering multiple levels of play for Upper School students.

Fine Arts

Our award-winning Arts program offers drama, choral music, band, and visual arts. Special travel and performance opportunities are available for Chamber Choir members.

International Experiences

We offer overseas travel opportunities to the Upper School. Students have traveled to Italy, England, Scotland, France, and Greece. Upcoming travel plans include a trip to England and France in the summer of 2020.

After School Care

Cary Christian School provides after school care for students in grades K-8 to help students and parents manage their busy schedules.