Cary Christian School
|Cary Christian School|
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam
|1330 Old Apex Road
Cary, NC, 27513
|Religious affiliation(s)||Protestant Christian|
|Superintendent||Mr. Dell Cook|
|Number of students||812|
|Campus||Suburban, 21 acres (85,000 m2)|
|School colors||Gold and Blue|
Cary Christian School is a private classical Christian school located in Cary, North Carolina.
Cary Christian School officially opened its doors September 5, 1996, with 84 students meeting in two trailers. The school experienced rapid growth, expanding to three temporary campuses and eventually to a building of its own, construction of which was completed in 2004. Cary Christian graduated its first senior class in 2005.
In 2007, the school opened its second building on its current campus, which houses two science labs, a weight room, and a theater.
Vision and mission
"We aim to graduate young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God."
The full vision statement of the school is summed up in its mission statement, "Providing an excellent classical education founded upon a Biblical worldview."
Cary Christian School's philosophy of classical education, derived from Dorothy Sayers' essay The Lost Tools of Learning, is based on three learning stages, known as the "trivium," which are suited to a child's natural development. The grammar stage (kindergarten through grade 5), focuses on memorization of raw facts, the logic stage (grades 6 through 8) focuses on critical thinking and succinct reasoning, and the rhetoric stage (grades 9 through 12) focuses on effective and persuasive delivery of arguments, speeches, and dramatic presentations.
Cary Christian School promotes a biblical worldview in two ways: First, education is centered on Scripture. All subjects are taught from a biblical perspective, and students are encouraged to pursue a relationship with Christ. Second, students are taught to evaluate their own beliefs, and the beliefs of those around them, on the basis of both logic and Scripture.