Why Canterbury?

Just the right size.

We are a day school for age 2 through Grade 12, with  1,009 students and 116 faculty.

A rich curriculum.

As a college-preparatory school, Canterbury places its primary emphasis on the work of the classroom, the tasks that will mold young minds and create lifetime learners. Materials and methodology complement each other in bringing subjects to life, from early reading experiences to the sophistication of college-level Advanced Placement courses.

Talented faculty.

Fifty-five percent of our 105 teaching faculty hold advanced degrees. The faculty get to know students not just in the classroom but on the playing field, on the stage and through the various activities they advise.

Shining stars.

Typically, about one-fourth of the students in each graduating class are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program either as finalists, semifinalists or commended scholars.

A chance to play.

Our all-inclusive policy gives everyone an opportunity to join one of our many interscholastic sports teams for grades 5-12. Seventeen Indiana High School Athletics Association sports are offered.

Good food and conversation.

The cafeteria is more than a place that offers a great lunch; it's  where students and faculty gather to discuss the day’s events and share stories.

A jump on journalism.

Lower School, Middle School and High School offer opportunities to write for the school newspaper as well as literary magazines. The yearbook is offered to High School students as an extracurricular activity.

Opportunities for leadership and service.

The Cavalier Helpers, Resource Committees, class officers, Student Council, Honor Committee, Senior Leadership Forum, Key Club and Peer Tutors are some of the ways to serve and to lead.

A palette of fine arts.

We offer choir, orchestra, visual arts, dance, band, theater and speech. Plays, musicals, concerts, exhibits, chess and speech meets are all part of a program in which we take great pride.

A way to make it happen.

More than $1.7 million in financial need-based assistance was granted to students last year. (No full scholarships are given; no athletic scholarships are awarded.)


Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day, Chapel every day, school musicals, dads’ breakfasts and suppers, the Family Fun Run, the Fall Family Picnic, Parents' Night Out, Hoopla…a few of our great traditions.

A goal of excellence.

The mean SAT scores for Canterbury’s Class of 2012 were 618 critical reading, 621 math and 627 writing. The class of 2012 was offered more than $2 million in merit-based college scholarships.

A challenge.

In the spring of 2012, 137 High School students wrote 319 Advanced Placement exams. Ninety-three percent of the exams were scored a 3 or higher out of a possible score of 5. Seventy-five percent scored 4 or 5. Seventy-three juniors and seniors were recognized by the College Board for their performance on their AP exams. Most colleges or universities give course credit or advanced standing to students who score a 3 or higher on the AP exams.

A cultural variety.

Foreign language instruction begins at age 3 and continues through Grade 12.

A match for the next step.

Our college counseling office works with students to help shape the best possible college match.

We welcome the opportunity to get to know you. Please email us or call us at 260-407-3553 with questions.