At Canterbury School, we believe that each student's education serves as the foundation for the rest of his or her life.
That's why we seek to connect with families and students – to know their stories, their goals, their aspirations – and to explore their educational opportunities. And the opportunities at Canterbury are endless.
We hope you'll come experience the vibrancy of Canterbury School firsthand. You'll see that our committed and inspired faculty provide a challenging academic experience in a nurturing environment. Our bright, diverse and energetic student body is comprised of artists, athletes, and scholars, striving to broaden their global perspective.
While we hope our website answers your initial questions, the best way to get to know Canterbury is to visit. You're invited to schedule a time to explore our campus, visit our classrooms, and meet the faculty, staff, students and many others who make Canterbury such a special place. We also want to learn more about you and your interests, achievements and future goals.
Canterbury School admits students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. We do not discriminate in the administration of our educational policies, financial aid programs, hiring practices and other school administered programs.
Why choose Canterbury School?
- JUST THE RIGHT SIZE
- A RICH CURRICULUM
- TALENTED FACULTY
- A GOAL OF EXCELLENCE
- A PALETTE OF FINE ARTS
- A JUMP ON JOURNALISM AND WRITING
- A CHANCE TO PLAY
- OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
- A CHALLENGE
- A MATCH FOR THE NEXT STEP
- GOOD FOOD & CONVERSATION
As a college-preparatory school, we place our primary emphasis on the work of the classroom, and the tasks that will mold young minds and create lifetime learners. Materials and methodology complement each other in bringing subjects to life, from early reading experiences to the sophistication of college-level Advanced Placement courses.
We offer choir, orchestra, visual arts, dance, band, theater, photography, music technology and speech. Plays, musicals, concerts, exhibits, chess and speech meets are all part of a program in which we take great pride. Learn more here.
Lower School, Middle School and High School offer opportunities to write for the school newspapers and literary magazines. The yearbook is offered to High School students as an extracurricular activity. Additionally, a high number of submissions to the Scholastic Writing Awards earn regional and national awards annually.
Canterbury students continue to outperform area high schools on the Advanced Placement Exams. Canterbury High School students scored an average 3.98 out of a possible 5.0 on exams from May 2017. Most colleges or universities give course credit or advanced standing to students who score a 3 or higher on the AP exams. Additionally, the College Board awarded 79 AP Scholar Designations and named seven students as National AP Scholars.
Three full-time college counselors work with students to help shape the best possible college match. Students benefit from the Sophomore Class College Trip, as well as the College Bound program their Junior year. Visit the College Counseling page to learn more about how we can help with the college search and application process, and more!