June 1, 2020
Affirming our values in trying times
Dear CA Community, It has been a challenging, painful, and scary week for our country and our community. Amid such emotion, it can be hard to find the right words to give hope and comfort. Writing on behalf of Cary Academy, we must try – as now is not the time to sit in silence. Recent […]
April 20, 2020
Green iniatives on campus
As Jared Carson learned at CA, when it comes to sustainability, it’s often the little things we do as individuals that add up to the biggest community impacts. At CA, our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and increase our sustainable practices come from every corner of campus. The newly formed Middle School Green Club […]
March 26, 2020
Home-based Learning Advice for Parents
Now that we have a week of virtual learning under our belts, we hope things are going smoothly at home. CA's Learning Specialists are here to support your child’s learning and address any challenges they – or you – might be experiencing. Read it on CA Curious.
March 19, 2020
Charting new wellbeing territory via virtual counseling
Welcome to the new trimester! In trying times, it is important to recognize that our mental health is a vital component of our overall health. We need to attend to our emotional needs just as we do to our physical. CA's counselors offer strategies to support mental health.
February 12, 2020
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?
January 30, 2020
Ubuntu: a celebration of community
Members of the Upper School’s Indian Subcontinent Affinity Group (ISAG) teach Bollywood dance in the Middle School during Ubuntu 2019. As the great Nelson Mandela says, “In Africa, there is a concept known as ‘Ubuntu’—the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in […]
December 12, 2019
In a high performing school like Cary Academy, there can be tremendous pressure on our students. This is an issue that schools need to confront in an open and transparent way. How do we destigmatize the stress dilemma? Head of School Mike Ehrhardt shares his own experience.
October 31, 2019
We are because you are
Our community extends beyond our students, staff, administrators, faculty, and alumni to include all CA parents — each an automatic member of the PTAA — all bound together by a commitment to our kids and to CA’s vision of educational excellence. In ways big and small – as leaders, educators, caregivers, cheerleaders, chauffeurs, volunteers, and constituents — the PTAA is a core component of the magic behind CA’s tight-knit community. But, who is the CA PTAA?
October 17, 2019
Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is November 1st!
Fearless leaders. Unwavering supporters. Enthusiastic cheerleaders. Wise advisors. Epic storytellers. Family historians. Grandparents wear many hats. At CA, we recognize and celebrate the many important roles that grandparents and other special friends play in the lives of our CA families. And, next month, we look forward to honoring these important members of our extended community […]