Every Student an Athlete.

We believe in the benefits of fitness as well as a commitment to forming healthy habits that last a life time. The best time to instill these ideals is while we are young.

The majority of High School students participate in at least one sport each year, and the school offers physical education courses. Canterbury has developed the "Every Student an Athlete" program, which gives High School students alternative opportunities for fitness without joining an organized sport. Through the program, students can also earn recognition for their accomplishments. Additionally, students have access to a wide-range of nutritional information and health topics.

Each semester, faculty offer multiple fitness activities and classes at the school, making it convenient for students to work out. They may use the weight room, walking paths, or athletics fields and facilities as part of the activity. Cardio and strength training, kayaking, fitness walking, cycling, fencing, yoga, and agility training are just a few of the courses available to students.

All Inclusive Interscholastic Sports Program - Everyone Makes the Team

Athletics are an integral part of the educational program at Canterbury School, and athletic experiences are considered a natural extension of the educational environment.

The interscholastic sports program encourages individual participation and achievement by giving every student an opportunity to learn and play sports competitively. This policy of inclusion is at the core of Canterbury athletics. This differs from many schools and confirms Canterbury’s belief that involvement in athletics is a valuable experience, one that should be accessible to all students.

The formation of varsity, junior varsity and “C” teams, as well as the use of squads where necessary accommodates students of varying skill levels while attempting to create a positive experience for each student.

The interscholastic sports program is a spiraling program including students in Grades 5-12. The school recognizes participation, skill development and competitiveness as valuable elements of the program.


Middle School athletics focuses on the benefits of participation for Grades 5-6, which include social growth, team concepts, exposure to the athletic environment and enjoyment. For Grades 7-8 the emphasis is placed upon the development of athletic skill - including individual skills, team strategies and roles within a team.

High School

In Grades 9-12, the competitive aspects of athletics are emphasized. The benefits to students include learning to implement advanced skills and tactics within team roles, the appreciation of success in team goals, and the satisfaction that comes from working hard toward shared endeavors.

Athlete Development Zone and the Positive Coaching Alliance

Canterbury School is part of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) which encourages “Double-Goal Coaches” – those who have not only the goal of winning, but also the goal of teaching young people life lessons and positive character traits through sports.


These are the six most powerful words you can say to your athlete, no matter the result of the game. This sentence has been become a staple among Canterbury families over the past year and is part of the PCA teachings. The athletics staff supports and practices the PCA principals to transform youth sports so that sports can transform youth. Goals include the following:


A winner is one who puts forth maximum effort, continues to learn and improve, and refuses to let mistakes or the fear of making mistakes be a deterrent.


Encouragement and criticism should be delivered in a 5-to-1 ratio.


This means no rules are bent to win. A worthy opponent is viewed as a gift that calls forth players’ highest potential. Officials are treated with respect. Players never do anything to embarrass the team on or off the field. Additionally, players live up to their personal standards, regardless of others’ behavior.

Championship Seasons

High School Athletics State Records - Past 5 Years


  • Boys Soccer - 1A State Champions
  • 6 Time State Champions - Indiana Record


  • Girls Soccer - 1A State Champions


  • Girls Soccer - 1A State Champions
  • Girls Basketball - 2A State Runner-up, Darby Maggard - Mental Attitude Award
  • Girls Tennis - State Individual - Runner-Up - Leah Barnes


  • Girls Basketball - 2A State runner-up
  • Boys Golf - Individual Advanced to State - Michael Brothers


  • Boys Soccer - 1A State Champions
  • Boys Tennis - State Team 3rd place
  • Girls Basketball - 1A State Champions
  • Girls Tennis - State Individual - Runner Up - Leah Barnes


  • Boys Soccer - 1A State Champions
  • Girls Basketball - 1A State Champions
  • Girls Tennis - State Team 5th place, State Individual - Runner Up - Leah Barnes


Fall Sports

  • Volleyball (G)
  • Soccer (B/G)
  • Cross Country (B/G)
  • Golf (G)
  • Tennis (B)

Winter Sports

  • Basketball (B/G)
  • Swim/Dive (B/G)

Spring Sports

  • Softball (G)
  • Baseball (B)
  • Golf (B)
  • Tennis (G)
  • Track (B/G)