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Phone: 757-850-5092

Fax: 757-850-5068

Office Hours: 8AM-4PM Mon-Fri

By Appointment Only

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School and administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only Monday-Friday. If you need to conduct on-site business, we ask that you call first to make an appointment.  Masks are required except for individuals who have medical documentation. Staff will coordinate the entry of visitors. Practice physical distancing; remain six feet away from others.  If you have a fever and/or feel sick, do not enter the building.

Welcome to John B. Cary Elementary School

Home of the SOARING Cardinals!

John B. Cary Elementary is a neighborhood school serving nearly 400 students from grades K-5. The campus features a quarter mile track, playground, basketball courts and a baseball field. We are also excited about our outdoor classroom and gardens.

Our Main Office is open from 7:00am-3:00pm. Students may enter the building beginning at 7:00am. Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:20am. Instructional hours are 7:30am-2:05pm. If your child arrives at or after 7:30am, please park and walk into the building. An adult must sign the tardy book while the child receives a Tardy slip.

As a Title l school, students at Cary benefit from extra instructional support services such as 3 reading specialists, a math specialist and a Family Engagement Specialist. We look forward to partnering with our families and the community to help our Cardinals soar into success this school year!

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Buster (the book bus) is done rolling around town until the next school year. Many thanks to our students and families who made our first book bus a success! See you in the fall! Families, if you have any books to return, you may drop them off at your student's school. Thank you!

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Cary Library

Please visit the John B. Cary Library page to learn about our wonderful library; to find out which books are available to be checked out; and to find links to many student resource websites.

Quick Links

Link to the John B. Cary Elementary Facebook Page
Link to Parent/Student Portal
Link to Cary Elementary Twitter
Request a transfer record for a K-12 student moving to your school or district.