June 3, 2021
A fond ‘farewell’ from the Middle School
How do you sum up this past school year, let alone a 25-year career of guiding Cary Academy's Middle School? Head of Middle School Marti Jenkins sends us into summer break one last time with this week's CA Curious.
May 27, 2021
Learning by doing
For Upper Schoolers, the last two weeks of the school year are filled with lots of opportunities for experiential learning. Discovery Term, Work Experience Program, and the Youth Engagement Summit help students to flex their leadership skills, explore new areas of interest, and take their learning to another level—whether in the lab, wilderness, halls of justice, local markets, studios, or beyond. Read it on CA Curious.
May 20, 2021
In an academic year that began with all of us maintaining social distancing and engaging via video chat, what does community look like as we head into summer? Let Head of Upper School Robin Follet share some beautiful, poignant scenes of the Upper School community he's seen around campus. Read it on CA Curious.
May 13, 2021
Recharging through Summer Learning
What springs to mind when you think of summer break? For Cary Academy faculty, summer is an opportunity to learn and grow. Celebrate the recipients of CA professional development grants with Dean of Faculty Martina Greene. Read it on CA Curious.
May 6, 2021
Employee Appreciation Week
This year, Teacher Appreciation Week comes with strict social-distancing guidelines. Guests are not allowed on campus. Masks are worn all the time. Food can only be distributed if it is in a pre-packaged wrapper. Hugs are off-limits. So, how do we say thank you? Let Director of Development, Ali Page, explain how to say 'thanks' to all of CA's hard working employees. Read it on CA Curious.
April 29, 2021
Spring in North Carolina can be wonderful!
CA’s transition to Yellow Mode has brought a sense of joy, and normalcy, to the routine of school and rituals of spring. As Head of School Mike Ehrhardt explains, even against the backdrop of ongoing challenges, there is a sense of hope and optimism that very much matches the season, as we look forward to a entering next fall, and CA's 25th year, stronger and better than ever. Read it on CA Curious.
April 22, 2021
Taking a Risk: Leadership and Volleyball Camp, 2021
At Cary Academy, we want our students to develop self-knowledge and community identity through relationships. We know that physical, social, and emotional balance is essential for learning and well-being. Assistant Head of Upper School Josette Huntress Holland shares how an innovative new Flex Day program combines volleyball, peer mentorship, and Charger spirit to help inspire, empower, and embolden our youngest students. Read it on CA Curious.
April 15, 2021
Nurturing the roots of service
How do you encourage students to examine their place in their communities and the broader world? Experiential learning through service teaches empathy and challenges students to think about the community around them and aspects of their own identities that carry privilege. As Service Learning Director Maggie Grant explains, the service learning program at Cary Academy provides numerous opportunities for students to own their learning and embrace leadership opportunities. In collaboration with community partners, service grounded in an understanding of equity can provide students with leadership opportunities that are truly transformative. Read it on CA Curious.
April 8, 2021
Making the connection (from a safe distance)
How do you help families make an informed decision about their children’s education when facing our largest-ever applicant pool and less in-person opportunities to authentically connect? Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Heather Clarkson reveals how CA’s admissions team leveraged our core values and learning community to help interested families determine if we were the right choice for them. Read it on CA Curious.