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Building an Inclusive Community

What is the key to understanding each other? What allows us to open ourselves to the diverse experience and perspectives of others? How can we create a community strengthened by our differences, rather than one divided by them? How can we engage in difficult conversations around important—and even polarizing—issues in ways that support, respect, and validate all our community members, their belief systems, and backgrounds?

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“You can make what you’re passionate about become a reality […] You can always have a role!” These rousing words, uttered by keynote speaker Dr. Ya Liu, could not have been truer to the Building Bridges Across Communities conference story. The first of its kind in Cary Academy history, the conference brought together Asian-identifying students […]

Over the weekend, Cary Academy’s MS Science Olympiad team competed in the regional tournament in Wilmington, NC. We had several students receive medals for their outstanding performances. We are so proud of all the hard work and dedication that each student put into preparing for the competition. Below are the students who received a top […]

Spring is upon us, and our performing and fine artists are nearly ready to share selections from their second-semester repertoire with the community. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a chance to see our talented artists at work. Middle School/Upper School Band Concert March 23, 7-8pm | Berger Hall Theater Middle School/Upper School Chorus […]

CA Curious

| February 9, 2023

Beyond the numbers

CA’s website proudly proclaims that we “cultivate bold lifelong learners and world changers.” It is a bold statement, for sure, and one that we aim to deliver through our innovative and relentless commitment to the pursuit of discovery, innovation, excellence, and collaboration.   But what does that look like in practice?   Perhaps one of the most […]

For the last 13 years, Upper School English teacher Kara Caccuitto has been shepherding CA students toward their best selves by way of literary exploration. Her approach— reflecting a carefully struck balance between challenge and support and heartfelt compassion coupled with unyielding high standards—is designed with a thoughtfully considered goal in mind: student empowerment. Caccuitto […]

As a longtime repeat chaperone of CA’s Wilderness Club trips, Head of School Mike Ehrhardt has experienced his fair share of unforgettable moments with students and colleagues on the trail. Some seem positively magical in the retelling: ascending out of cloud cover to be rewarded with a sparkling, sun-drenched vista after a soggy uphill morning […]

Working in creative production at NFL Films, Kelly Bright’s, ’17, day-to-day life is enough to make your head spin. On Mondays and Tuesdays, you might find her poring over football game footage from the weekend, cutting together segments for both in-house and NFL-partner projects. (“We own all the rights to all of our football footage,” […]

With the conclusion of the Fall 2022 season, Cary Academy Athletics can proudly report that its seven Varsity teams produced Conference Champions, All-State Athletes, and lasting memories. Starting on the pitch, Varsity Boys Soccer put together an impressive season, concluding with their deepest playoff run in recent school history. The team fell to heavily favored […]

Discovery. Innovation. Collaboration. Excellence. At CA, these aren’t just mission buzzwords; they reflect our community’s core values, and our faculty and students’ approach to learning. While examples across campus abound, one needs to look no further than the Upper School’s independent study program to see just how our mission comes to life in students’ hands. […]

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