The development of tomorrow’s leaders begins in Lower School. Within each classroom, beginning at Kindergarten, there are opportunities for children to develop leadership skills. Classroom jobs, attendance collection, lunchroom - Cavalier Helpers, Early Childhood buddy classes, classroom hosts and Kindergarten “Yellow Pages,” are just a few of the ways that leadership is taught and cultivated within Lower School.
Beyond the classroom, Student Council, Tech Team, Pet Helpers in the Science Lab, the Green Team and Character Counts provide leadership opportunities. Through discussions in the classroom students learn the characteristics of great leaders and how they can develop those traits within themselves.
The curriculum in Lower School provides opportunities for students to work in small groups and take on specific leadership roles as group projects and activities are carried out. The development of the whole child is an important component of a Canterbury education with leadership playing an important role in that process.