Cultivating community with respect, responsibility, and thoughtfulness to encourage leadership skill development in our studens as we work together to strengthen the Cary Christian School Community
The House system provides opportunities for what we call “vertical unity.” Rather than the standard categories of grade and age providing an identity, the House encourages younger students to look up to and interact with older students, while the older students are given the opportunity to lead and care for the younger students. All 6th – 12th grade students and teachers are assigned to a House. Through the years, students from the same family are assigned to the same House to build and nurture the legacy of community interactions. In the House system, we embody the love that God has given in how we live and what we do.
The House system, originally also called a “residential college system,” is a concept borrowed from our European and United Kingdom roots. It was designed for residential boarding schools at colleges and was brought to the United States at schools like Yale and Harvard. The purpose was to inculcate a “home” atmosphere for the students. At many secondary schools in the United States, House systems are employed to provide more opportunity for student body unity.
The Edwards House, named after eighteenth-century American theologian and Pastor Jonathan Edwards, is the House of Service and Feeding. The Lewis House, named after C.S. Lewis, twentieth-century scholar, author, and theologian at Magdalen College, Oxford University, is the House of Community Formation. The Luther House, named after sixteenth-century German Reformer, pastor and theologian Martin Luther, is the House of Spiritual Formation and Reformation. The Schaeffer House, named after Francis Schaeffer, twentieth-century author and apologist, is the House of Celebration.
The Community Development program provides leadership for social, service, and worship activities at school and in the local communities
The Communications team coordinates communications to promote events to the CCS community by working with all student Leadership Groups and organizations, with oversight from the Director of Communications, to manage student communications for the Knightly News, the Commons Area message board, and social media posts.
Class Representatives serve as liaisons between the student community and the CCS Administration. Class Representatives will be nominated by students and appointed by teachers and the CCS Administration. Each 7th grade – 12th grade class will have representation. The Class Representatives and School Administrators will engage in rational, loving conversations addressing issues concerning our classrooms, our culture, and our campus.
Clubs allow opportunities for students to explore new areas of interest by sharing common interests and endeavors with their schoolmates. A list of clubs with descriptions can be found here.