Philosophy on Diversity
We believe that our school community and its members are enriched by understanding and respecting the uniqueness in all people. We actively seek to create an inclusive environment that emphasizes the importance of embracing our differences. We believe all voices in our community should be valued, appreciated and respected. We are committed to embracing differences in race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, and to affirming the dignity and worth of every individual. We will support policies, programs and practices that promote the diversity of the world in which we live, that create an inclusive and evolving environment in which to teach and accept these differences, and that are consistent with our school’s mission.
Canterbury School admits students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs, hiring practices and other school administered programs.
From the Journal Gazette: "Canterbury Middle and Lower School students toured more than 20 cultural exhibits from Canterbury families as part of a hands-on Social Studies lesson on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, during the school's 2nd annual Multi-Cultural Expo. Families showed displays of dress, art work, games, musical instruments, currency, religious items and offered samples of food to celebrate the diverse cultures represented within the school." Journal Gazette video by Chad Ryan.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Showing today's youth that it's OK to ask questions, and it's OK to be curious about those who may seem a little different than them.
That's just what the students at Canterbury High School are learning, with the school's first annual Diversity Summit for both students and faculty.
The theme this year? "Courageous Conversations."
"This is about people, this is about human dignity, this is about human kind, these students are going to have an impact on those around them... Today... Tomorrow... And over the next 50 years," Canterbury Assistant Headmaster Ben Ottenweller said.
These lunch chats will continue through the month of March, where students will have the opportunity to keep the conversations going.