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Cary Academy is operating on summer hours June 14 – July 30, 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday to Thursday.
Campus is closed Mondays and Fridays, and during the week of July 5-9.

We hope you have a safe and pleasant summer!

US Spanish class
Upper School
Upper School
Upper School is all about preparing you to strive confidently towards the direction of your dreams. With immersive and interactive learning opportunities that are flexible, personal, and relevant, you will have the freedom to follow where your curiosity leads. To ask meaningful questions and leverage a variety of resources and skills to find complex answers (and more questions). To put classroom learning into real-world practice on campus, in our local community, and abroad.

We will challenge you to think critically about the world, your place in it, and your intended impact. And guide you in the development of character traits and soft skills—leadership, resilience, tenacity, to name a few—so that you thrive in college (we’ll work together to find that perfect fit) and beyond.
Mandarin guest lecture on traditional Chinese medicine

Signatures

Our Upper School signatures allow you to explore new ideas, delve deep into your interests, and immerse yourself in opportunities outside the classroom. Heads up: that means getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, taking risks, and getting a new perspective—AKA when the magic happens.

Advanced Courses
Discovery Term
Electives, Independent Studies, and Online Learning
Interdisciplinarity
No GPA Ranking
Work Experience Program
World Language Exchange Program

College Counselors

College Counseling

College. It is a wonderful, daydream-inspiring, thrilling, daunting, overwhelming—sometimes all of the above, all at once—prospect. Our dedicated and experienced college counselors are here to support you through the entire process. They’ll guide you on an incredible journey of self-discovery that ends with a custom list* of college options that best align with you interests, values, and goals.

* Make no mistake: there’s no standard list here. Our counselors are committed to continuously learning about a wide range of schools and programs—even those off the beaten path or that offer an unconventional approach—that might meet our students’ needs.

CURIOSITY FOR THE FUTURE