Canterbury School is celebrating being part of northeast Indiana for 40 years. The story of Canterbury began in 1976 as a dream shared by a dedicated group of parents: to find or create an educational program that would better challenge their children. Their first inquiries, beginning with the Episcopal Church and gaining momentum with the National Association of Independent Schools, led them to articulate a vision for a school that would inspire and motivate students, cultivate an appreciation for the fine arts, develop foreign language skills, instill values and morals, and set high standards for teaching and learning. That vision was realized on September 8, 1977, when Canterbury School opened as a nondenominational, self-supported school with 89 students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Classes were held at Trinity Episcopal Church until the school could find its home. In 1979 Canterbury expanded to Kindergarten through Grade 8 and in 1980 moved to its present location on Covington Road. The High School began in 1983 on the Covington Road campus and graduated its first class in 1987. Later that year, the High School moved into a new building on the 40 acre Smith Road campus.