Cary Academy (CA), a private 6th-12th grade school, was ranked the #1 private school in North Carolina by the education research company Niche.
Located at 1500 N. Harrison Ave, Cary, NC, CA has a significant focus on utilizing new technology to assist in learning. The first classes were taught at CA in 1996. Since then, the institution has grown into one of the most respected private schools in the country.
Niche rates different schools based on a number of statistics, including test scores, college acceptance rates, student reviews, and parent reviews. On a national level, CA is ranked #60 out of 4,323 private schools in the United States. CA is ranked #1 out of 154 private schools within North Carolina.
The 65-acre campus hosts a number of different buildings, including a new 24,000-square-foot center for math and science. There are 773 students with an 8:1 student-teacher ratio. The national average student-teacher ratio is 17:1, nearly double. The school also boasts a 100% graduation rate.
Getting the best education in the state is certainly not cheap. The average tuition price for Cary Academy is $28,495, almost triple the average for North Carolina.
Cary High School, the largest public high school in Cary, is ranked #64 of 597 in the state. They have a 17:1 student-teacher ratio and scored above average based on reviews of former students and parents.