Enrichment & Extended Day Programs

Canterbury’s Enrichment and Extended Day Programs offer additional educational and social opportunities to complement a student’s school day schedule.


At Canterbury School, our Enrichment Programs are founded on project-based learning principles, with the belief that – under the guidance of a teacher – children learn best through hands-on experiences. They explore art processes and investigate nature through observation and experimentation. Students also discover special subjects.


Chess helps even the youngest students improve problem solving and basic chess skills through visuals and group play. Instruction includes creative, age-appropriate activities.


Students learn basic Tap and Jazz dance steps and techniques, while developing balance and coordination.


Expressive-movement art has therapeutic benefits. The movements relate to the sounds and rhythms of speech, and the tones and rhythms of music. Students cultivate a feeling for the qualities of straight lines and curves, the directions of movement in space, contraction and expansion, and color.


Lunch Bunch is an excellent opportunity for students to enjoy lunch, self-directed play, and social time with friends.


This non-competitive environment is designed to enhance each child’s self-esteem, balance and physical ability through musical warm-ups, developmental floor work, progressive tumbling skills and more.


Students learn foundational skills, as well as the meaning of teamwork and sportsmanship. A supportive environment encourages practice and play.


World language instruction and cultural exploration are naturally incorporated into Enrichment. Featured languages are French and Chinese.

Curricularly, lessons are designed around a specific art, science or other topic, and academic skills and knowledge are integrated and expanded through those experiences.

  • Enrichment Programs are offered daily, 8:15 to 11 a.m. and 12:15 to 3 p.m., for Canterbury Kids, Cavaliers and Junior Kindergarten students. They're also offered daily, 1:15 to 3 p.m., for Kindergarten Prep students.
  • Lunch Bunch is offered daily, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., for all students.

Extended Day

We are committed to supporting parents, helping to balance work and family. That's why we offer Early Bird (before-school) Care, as well as Above and Beyond Care (after-school care) for our Early Childhood students. These extended day programs focus on bringing out the best in every student – combining active games with structured and unstructured play, quiet time and creativity.

  • Early Bird Care is offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., for Canterbury Kids, Cavaliers and Junior Kindergarten students. It's also offered Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 8 a.m., for Kindergarten Prep students.
  • Above and Beyond Care is offered Monday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m., and Fridays, 3 to 5:30 p.m., for all students.


Registration for all Enrichment and Extended Day Programming is offered on a quarterly basis. Families must pay for programming upon registration via credit card or FACTS payment plan. Only ABC: Above and Beyond Care incurs charges on an hourly basis.

Online registration will be available on Aug. 1 for Quarter 1 of the 2018-19 school year.