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."
January 29, 2021
Charger swimmers’ TISAC championship streak continues
Cary Academy's varsity swim team extended their multi-year dominance of the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference with resounding wins during the 2021 conference championship meet.
January 15, 2021
CA welcomes new Director of Facilities
Last week Tony Hinton joined the CA leadership team, replacing Jess Garcia, who retired at the end of 2020, as Director of Facilities. Tony joins us with his family from Baltimore, where held facilities and compliance roles for the State of Maryland in the Department of General Services. Tony has a broad background, having previously served as a director of facilities and operations, quality assurance manager, property manager, and police officer.
January 14, 2021
CA musicians start 2021 on a high note
This past week, Marvin Koonce '21 joined the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles Virtual Event, as the top high school jazz pianist in the nation. At the district level, six Cary Academy students were selected for the NC Bandmasters Association All-District Ensembles
January 14, 2021
CA teams get with the (computer) program
After the first of four contests in the American Computer Science League (ACSL) Programming contest, Cary Academy’s student-led teams rank at the top of the leader boards, having scored 30/30 and 29/30, against some of the best programming teams in the U.S., Canada, Croatia, and Romania.
January 13, 2021
Acclaimed scholar guides students through the lessons of Martin Luther King’s final years
On Wednesday, Cary Academy, in partnership with Durham Academy, proudly welcomed acclaimed scholar Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. as part of its Upper School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance. In the keynote address “Lessons from the Later Dr. King,” Dr. Glaude offered a complex and nuanced representation of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work, ultimately issuing a call to action for us all to strive towards creating the society that King envisioned.