Students at Canterbury Middle School are challenged academically, nurtured daily, and encouraged to explore and develop new passions.
At a time in 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 seen as an individual with unique strengths, talents, challenges, and dreams, and teachers regularly work with students to evaluate their progress and set academic, co-curricular and personal
goals. Teachers also partner with parents to align the home and school experience.
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, Performing Arts Teacher, Middle and High School
Creative learning is at the heart of the classroom.
In the classroom, Middle School students learn to communicate effectively in written and oral assignments, think critically and creatively in problem-solving activities, and use technology in the classroom to broaden their learning. Our academic program builds the foundation of a solid college preparatory experience.
Learning and exploration extends beyond the classroom.
Students have several opportunities to explore new activities and develop their interests: They can engage in fine art activities, like the 100-member cast of the Middle School Musical, and all are welcome to participate in athletics under our inclusion policy.
Many Middle School students are also active in co-curriculars such as the Speech Team, MATHCOUNTS, Knowledge Master or Robotics Club. Additionally, they 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.