March 31, 2021
CA Junior wins NC Poetry Society’s student contest
Earlier this month, Christina Polge (’22) was revealed as the winner of the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Sherry Pruitt Award, earning the top prize statewide amongst high school and undergraduate college students for her poem manifest destiny. The poem, written for the Upper School Crisis During Leadership program, paints a vivid and often heartbreaking portrait of the United States’ westward expansion.
March 29, 2021
Parents explore the student experience during Community Flex Day
On Sunday, March 28, dozens of Cary Academy parents and employees got a taste of Flex Day -- a new addition to CA’s schedule introduced in August 2020. Flex Day is a designated day each week when students are free to explore ideas, interests, and activities beyond the classroom.
March 17, 2021
A message of support of our Asian and Asian-American community
CA Community, We awoke this morning to devastating news, the horrific murder of eight individuals, including six Asian and Asian American women in Atlanta. Since the start of the pandemic, anti-racist organizations have noted a staggering increase in violence and harassment against Asians and Asian Americans—some reporting a 150% increase in reported incidents alone. And, […]
March 10, 2021
Cary Academy hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Triangle-area educators and other front-line workers
On Friday, CA hosted a vaccine clinic on its campus. In addition to its faculty and staff, CA invited members of the Cary Police department, faculty and staff from thirteen Triangle-area schools, and other front-line workers.
March 5, 2021
Ubuntu inspires students to think about themselves and their communities
The Middle School’s annual Ubuntu program is CA’s celebration of community that allows students to experience different cultures, food, work, and other topics through different lenses. This year, each Middle School grade attended virtual discussions with scholars, activists, and artists whose work serves to inspire us to think about ourselves, our roles in our communities, and our place in history.
March 2, 2021
Acclaimed historian addresses Upper School on how everyday people can change the world
The Upper School marked the conclusion of Black History Month by welcoming award-winning historian Dr. Crystal Sanders whose address was an examination of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and John Lewis’s lives.
February 25, 2021
Meet the Company of ‘The Theory of Relativity’
The cast and crew of this year’s upper school extracurricular theater production have been in rehearsals for just over a month and are looking forward to sharing a new musical theater piece with the CA community.
February 18, 2021
Teaching beyond a single story
At CA, one of our primary goals in world history is to instill a mindset of genuine, respectful, and ethical curiosity about other cultures and empathy for other people. Through exploration and discovery, we aim to broaden our students’ perspectives, encouraging them to develop a more nuanced and intricate understanding of other countries, peoples, and cultures. As Middle School social studies teachers Lucy Dawson and Alicia Morris explain, earlier this month, the seventh grade took part in our first-ever annual Celebrate Africa Day. An immersive experience designed to supplement the world history curriculum and study of the African continent, this community event was an opportunity for students to move beyond a single story of Africa and its people.
February 15, 2021
Charger swimmers close out the 2021 season as State Champions, Runners-Up
CA's varsity girls swim team captured their fifth-consecutive NCISAA State title last week. The varsity boys swam to State Runners-Up. Athletic director Kevin Jones exclaimed, "The coaches are extremely proud of both teams! It was simply a joy to watch."