What if…

a school could combine an interdisciplinary, liberal-arts curriculum with a technology-rich, innovative approach to teaching and learning? What if a school created a student-centered, inclusive culture that inspired students to be better and do better, for themselves and for others?

In 1996, Cary Academy was established through the generous philanthropy of Dr. James H. and Ann Goodnight and John and Ginger Sall. Their curiosity, vision and dedication created a school that has been a model for educational innovation and played host to hundreds upon hundreds of educators from around the world.
In just over 20 years, the strength and reputation of Cary Academy is indisputable. Our financial stability is rock solid. With technology integrated across the curriculum and with highly motivated and curious students and talented and dedicated employees, we are forward moving and ever seeking ways to broaden and deepen our students’ experiences.

The optimistic curiosity behind that simple
question has changed lives.

The Campaign for Cary Academy

We invite you to join with us to champion this effort, which will make a significant capital investment in our buildings and grounds in its first phase and provide resources to enhance and extend our educational programs.

The Campaign for Cary Academy will make a difference by:

Creating a new 22,000+ sq ft building to update and expand our math and science programs and unlock new collaborative spaces and programs for humanities.
Reconfiguring existing spaces in the MS and US buildings to strengthen our mission-driven culture by providing new individual and group learning spaces.
Renovating several other areas around the campus including arts and community spaces in Berger Hall and the workout room in the Fitness Center.
Supporting students and faculty through endowed or term-funded programs.

graduates since school opening in 1997


Percent of 2016 7th graders qualifying to apply for Duke TIP


of Class of 2018 recognized by National Merit

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