Middle School

Canterbury Middle School challenges students in the classroom. Students are expected to communicate effectively in written and oral assignments, to think critically and creatively in problem-solving activities, and to utilize technology in the classroom. Our curriculum is at the foundation of a college prep experience. Yet, we offer so much more than rigorous academics.

Enrollment

  • 260 students
  •  Approximately  55 students per grade level in three sections or 65 in four sections

Daily Schedule

  • Arrive by 8 a.m.
  • Attendance: 8:05 a.m.
  • Chapel: 8:08 a.m.
    (8:48 a.m. Wed.)
  • 1st Period: 8:23-9:03 a.m.
  • 2nd Period: 9:07-9:47 a.m.
  • 3rd Period: 9:51-10:31 a.m.
  • Break: 10:31-10:39 a.m.
  • 4th Period: 10:41-11:21 a.m.
  • 5th Period: 11:25 a.m.-
    12:05 p.m.
  • CART/Tutorial/Advisory
    12:07 p.m.
  • 5/6 Lunch and
    7/8 Recess: 12:30 p.m.
  • 7/8 Lunch and
    5/6 Recess:12:49 p.m.
  • 6thPeriod: 1:11-1:51 p.m.
  • 7thPeriod: 1:54-2:34 p.m.
  • 8thPeriod: 2:37-3:17 p.m.
  • Work Crew: 3:17-3:20 p.m.
  • Final Bell: 3:30 p.m. 

At a time of their lives when adult involvement becomes even more important, our Middle School students develop meaningful relationships with their teachers and faculty advisors. Each student is known as an individual. Teachers regularly work with students to evaluate their progress and set goals to pursue: academic, extracurricular and personal. Teachers work in partnership with parents to make sure that home and school are aligned and working together for the best interests of each student.


In my first year teaching here, it became clear how much care the faculty gives in thinking about each and every student. We help students get the most out of their education at Canterbury.

Janet MacKay-Galbraith

The Middle School provides multiple opportunities for students to explore new activities and develop interests. Our students typically are involved in at least one sport over the course of the year (every student is welcome under our policy of inclusion). They participate in multiple fine arts offerings such as the 100 member cast of the Middle School Musical. 

They are active in extracurriculars such as the Speech Team, MATHCOUNTS, Knowledge Master or Robotics Club. Students lead our recycling efforts through the Green Team, organize multiple service projects, take part in the Haven (our spiritual center), and provide guidance through an active student government.

The Middle School is a place to be challenged, to be nurtured, to explore and to develop a passion.  Our students are actively engaged in the learning process...everyone is involved!