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Canterbury High School
3210 Smith Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

Canterbury News


    Posted December 18, 2014

    The soccer coaches will hold a Holiday Soccer Camp for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Grade 4 (open to the community, too). The mini camp will take place December 29-31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Middle School gym. Campers will learn soccer skills, and have fun with activities and indoor games. The cost is $35 for the camp. You may also purchase a T-shirt and Canterbury soccer ball for $12 each. Register online to pay by credit card or check at the following link:


    Posted December 18, 2014

    On December 17, 2014, Todd Stephenson, chairman of the Canterbury School Board of Trustees, announced that Headmaster Jonathan Hancock will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Hancock has served the school for 33 years as the Headmaster. He also teaches seventh grade Latin. When Mr. Hancock began at Canterbury in 1982, the school had an enrollment of 220 students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Today this independent, college preparatory school has an enrollment of 1,037 and serves students age 2 through Grade 12.

  • MUSIC NEWS - "CAVALIER" CD features faculty and students

    Posted December 19, 2014

    High School English teacher Jeff McRae and four Canterbury students are featured on a new music CD titled "Cavalier."

    Mr. McRae and his music partner Shelly Dixon perform locally and are featured on the CD. Mr. McRae works with students during May Term – forming the May Term Band each year. This past spring he applied for a Waterfield Grant through the school to give four talented Canterbury students the unique opportunity to play for a professionally produced music CD. James Allan, junior, plays piano and organ; 2014 graduates David Cammack, Austin Candor and Leland Nelson play violin, drums and bass.

    CDs or music download cards are available for $9 by contacting either James Allan or Mr. McRae (

    Read the recent review from Whatzup by clicking on the link:

    New CD on sale now - $9

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Congratulations to all who participated in the Canterbury Middle School Spelling Bee. Hiba Akbar, Grade 8, is the Canterbury Middle School winner. Nisha Jude-Karanam, Grade 7, is the school runner-up. Hiba’s last round spelling word was "harbinger." She then spelled "chintzy" to win the championship.

    Hiba will represent Canterbury Middle School in the Allen County Spelling Bee. This competition will be held at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center in the Auer Auditorium Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The event is open to the public.

    Grade Level Winners

    Grade 5
    1st - Lucas Valcarcel; 2nd - Jessica Zhou; 3rd - Emma Hildreth

    Grade 6
    1st - Miles Warshauer; 2nd - Natalie Dresdow; 3rd - Carson Tanner

    Grade 7
    1st - Nisha Jude-Karanam; 2nd - Aiden Eastom; 3rd - Ally Krotov

    Grade 8
    1st - Hiba Akbar; 2nd - Esha Dhawan; 3rd - Whitney Walker

You're Invited

Tue Dec 23

Alumnus Festivus - Alumni Holiday Gathering

WHEN: 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Philmore
Sat Jan 17

All School HOOPLA

WHEN: 3:00 PM
WHERE: Boys games begin at 3 p.m. Girls games at 6 p.m.

Score Board

Fri Dec 19
Basketball Girls (Varsity)64Win
Blackhawk Christian School45

Alumni News


    It's the all-Alumni Holiday party at the beautiful Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway! Catch-up with friends and make new aquaintences with fellow alumni as you enjoy appetizers and a cash bar by Club Soda, then dance the night away when the DJ turns up the tunes.

    Casual party attire. Alumni may bring a guest. Doors open at 8 p.m. Please present your photo ID at the door.

    We are expecting a record attendance this year and the list of attendees is growing by the day! Click here to RSVP today. Contact Emily Roussel for more information.

    SPECIAL NOTE: Hosting Alumnus Festivus comes at a significant financial cost to Canterbury, even with the benefit of generous underwriting. We alumni are fortunate to have the support from the school board and administration to host this and many other alumni events with no admission fees or alumni association dues.

    In support of this event and the school that has made an imact on your life, please consider making a contribution to the Canterbury Fund. Volunteers will be available at Alumnus Festivus to accept your cash, check or credit card gift to the Canterbury Fund. We are striving for 100 percent alumni participation in the Canterbury Fund. Please read the "WE HAVE A MATCH" article in this newsletter for more important details regarding the 2014-2015 Canterbury Fund. Or CLICK HERE to give your gift today. Thank you!

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    Thanks to the many of you who have already contributed to the 2014-2015 Canterbury Fund!

    If you have not already done so, now is the perfect time! Alumni have a special opportunity to support Canterbury this year. In appreciation of alumni, the Canterbury Board of Trustees and Foundation Board will MATCH new gifts and increased gifts to the 2014-15 Canterbury Fund up to a total of $20,000.

    This means, for example, if you gave $50 last year and this year you give $100, $50 of your current gift will be doubled. The school will receive $150. Or, if you did not participate last year and you give $100 this year, your $100 will be doubled, so the school will receive $200!

    To make a quick and secure online donation CLICK HERE. Remember that gifts of ANY amount help us reach our goal. Please contact our development director, Melinda Perry or alumni relations director, Emily Roussel with any questions related to Canterbury Fund.

    Alumni participation is vitally important to the future of our school. Participation rates help the school to receive larger grants and donations, such as our Malone Scholars program. Your gift is tax-deductible and can be directed toward the professional development of faculty, programming, tuition assistance or general support.

    Are you attending Alumnus Festivus? Volunteers will be available to accept your cash, check or credit card donation to the Canterbury Fund at the party.

    Thank you for your loyal support!

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    Meet your Canterbury friends in Chicago Thursday, Januaury 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. and make new alumni connections. This alumni gathering will be held at Theory, 9 W. Hubbard (, for appetizers and a cash bar. Hosted by Alice and Jonathan Hancock with former faculty member, Deb Newlin. Please share this information with fellow alumni living in and around Chicago. RSVP to Emily Kimbrough Roussel by January 27.