Chesterbrook Academy

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $228,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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Posted September 4, 2013

This is our second year at Chesterbrook, and we couldn't be happier. The staff is excellent and tailors the curriculum to the level of intensity the students are capable of and our son is challenged to do his best. We are so impressed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 6, 2013

Cannot comment yet since we are starting at this school in Fall for Kindergarten - we loved the school at tour (which is why we selected it) - the only reason for this review is to correct the information here ... the school is ONLY an elem school now (upto grade 5) - the middle school grades are closed.
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Posted July 15, 2012

Chesterbrook is a fantastic school! We have experienced both public and private school and CBA is far superior to Wake Co Public schools! I could not disagree more with the reviewer regarding school leadership and sub-par teachers. Our experience has been excellent and worth every dime!
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Posted March 26, 2012

Great school. My daughter has been attending since Kindergarten and we have just enrolled her again for 4th grade. Teachers are very good and caring. Class size is small. We are a multiracial family and the school is very, very diverse which was important to us. The school has PE twice a week and they have a paved blacktop and huge soccer field. My child is very active so having a large area for physical activity was important to us. Spanish is mandatory, technology, music and art too. We had a bit of trouble with my daughter adjusting to the demands of 3rd grade. Met with teacher and principle. Staff was very accessible and listened to our concerns. Again great school! We are not fans of Wake County Public schools because of the constant student reassignment, so we are happy to have found Chesterbrook!
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Posted February 3, 2012

Outstanding school with unbelievable teachers that are willing to individualize instruction. Yes, the school is pricy, but it's worth every penny in my book!
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Posted December 15, 2011

Overall an okay school. Facilities are good. The previous principal who left last year was great. Unsure about the new principal. Teaching staff is good. Academics are okay but we are contemplating a move to a public school (Davis Elementary) next year. Not getting enough benefit to justify the amount of money we are spending.
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Posted May 30, 2011

Chesterbrook is struggling in multiple areas and as a result I have decided to send my daughter to public school next year. There is no strong leadership within the school, several of the teachers are sub par and I have yet to see anything "challenging" about their academic programs.
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Posted March 13, 2010

I feel that the quality of my child's education is far superior to their friends that attend other, even private, schools. The expectations are set high, and the teachers are unbelievable. This is the only school that I would want my child to attend.
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Posted October 27, 2009

Great school, great teachers and staff. you can't ask for more.
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Posted October 20, 2009

I could not imagine a better school for my child. This school offers a warm, caring, and supportive community where my child thrives.
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Posted August 31, 2009

I agree with the other posts about the teachers, especially first and second grade. The teachers really know how to meet the needs of the individual child.
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Posted June 10, 2009

Overall is a good school. You can debate on the added value compared to Cary public or charter schools. Teachers are nice and friendly. Upper management not so much. Quality of teaching will depend like everywhere on the specific teacher you get. It is a nice looking school in a good area. It offers very good Summer camps. Overall, good but expensive. (3.5-4 stars)
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Posted March 10, 2009

They seem to care more about your money at this school then your child... very unorganized!

Posted February 26, 2009

I agree... I think the teachers are amazing and really make learning challenging yet fun, especially in k-2
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Posted July 10, 2008

We had a very creative and enthusiastic second grade teacher. This was my son's best year of school yet!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 53%
Asian 8% N/A
Black 3% 32%
Hispanic 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Spanish
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School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian


Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


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  • Computer lab
  • Library
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130 Towne Village Drive
Cary, NC 27513
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