Canterbury won more awards than any other school at the Allen County Public Library's "I Believe" Poetry Contest.
Miriel McFarland drives 96 miles round-trip to teach at Canterbury School each day. She doesn't only choose Canterbury for a job, but also for her son.
Canterbury students are learning about the art of communication and relationships by visiting FIve Star Senior Living, a retirement community in Fort Wayne. Middle School Religion/Service teacher Nancy Schantz tells us why the partnership is so important.
Each year students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 come together for Canterbury's Thanksgiving Feast. This year, like every year, was a memorable event with lots of smiles, laughter, and, of course, gobbles!
Junior Vince Rorick was once a shy freshman, averse to social activity. But then he took theatre class at Canterbury School, and things began to change. By his Junior year, he was performing as the Pirate King in Canterbury's production of The Pirates of Penzance.
The Canterbury Food Drive is November 11-18. Students and staff are collecting food for the Associated Churches Neighborhood Food Network.
Canterbury Lower School students are learning important math skills... and having fun! Math teachers Linda Corson and Kelly Madarang talk about teaching math at Canterbury and how they keep students engaged.
Be it a fire, tornado, unwanted intruder, or other emergency, Canterbury School is taking the proper steps to keeping all of its students safe and secure.
Ten Canterbury Middle School athletes were awarded Cav-E's on Tuesday, awards that recognize good sportsmanship and traits like grit, persistence, and gratitude.
Eight Canterbury seniors have received recognition for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The Canterbury High School speech team placed first at the Bishop Dwenger speech meet on October 12. Five students placed first in their events.
There are some new faces around Canterbury Middle School this fall. From a Navy Diver, to a published author, to an award-winning photographer, these new teachers bring a lot to the table.
Canterbury soccer captains Allison Hamilton, Hailey Hobbs, and Susannah Watson have been students at Canterbury since they were little, and they have a great love for Canterbury School.
The community has spoken: Canterbury wins Best Private School, Best Middle School Teacher, and Best High School teacher in Fort Wayne Newspapers' Readers Choice Awards.
Mrs. Ashley Bunn is Canterbury School's new PreK - Grade 8 school counselor. She says the work can be tough, but it's very rewarding.
Nearly 80 Canterbury students have been recognized as AP Scholars at various award levels, including seven from the class of 2019 who were recognized on a national level as National AP Scholars.
Sophomore AnnaBella Brown has a heart for foster children, and she's encouraging others to join her in making a difference in their lives through an organization called "Comfort Cases." "I want these kids to have a chance," she said, "as every child should."
Canterbury School's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that, for the first time in its history, the school will hold tuition flat for the 2020-21 academic year. Although this decision is based on many factors, ultimately, it is founded on a recognition that families make considerable sacrifices to send their children to Canterbury even at current tuition levels. It is also intended to ensure that the blessing of a Canterbury education is accessible to future generations
Hot off the press! Canterbury is proud to be featured as the cover story for Business People Magazine's August issue. This is an exciting opportunity for Canterbury School to share the mission, values and stories that set the school apart from the rest.
I write to inform you that Canterbury's Head of School, Bill Ennist, has decided to leave his position upon the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year. On behalf of both current and former members of the Board of Trustees, I offer deep appreciation and gratitude for Bill's stewardship and dedication to our school.
The 78 members of our senior class completed 618 college applications to 195 different colleges and universities, and received 368 acceptances. In the fall, the Class of 2019 will attend 45 colleges and universities in 18 different states, as well as in Abu Dhabi.
The last two weeks have marked honored recognition for Canterbury High School Fine Arts students. Last Thursday, April 11, our High School Speech & Debate students were recognized for...
"When all the world's problems are solved, is optimism still necessary?" This was the thought-provoking question Fort Wayne South Side Optimist Club Oratorical Contest committee members posed to area students earlier this year. Students were given several weeks to compose their 800-word essays before...
You may wonder what Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, Marc Brown, and Myla Goldberg all have in common with Canterbury School. These world-renowned writers are notable alumni of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and recently, 43 Canterbury students across Grades 7 – 12 were recognized in this year's Scholastic Writing Competition, adding their names to that same list of alumni.
The 2018-19 National Scholastic Arts Competition recognized more than 45 art and writing compositions by Canterbury School students, who earned six Gold Key awards, 10 Silver Key awards, and 31 Honorable Mentions. In the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio Art Region, 3,400 entries were submitted to this year's competition.
This fall, Canterbury School's 5K Family Fun Run and the November Food Drive, raised $2,000 and nearly 7,000 pounds of food in support of the Associated Churches Network of Fort Wayne. Associated Churches announced that the donation will support their efforts through this spring, remaining the largest donation for the organization this year.
Canterbury High School hosted its annual Scholar Reception on Jan. 10, 2019, to recognize and celebrate the 2018-19 Canterbury Scholar Award and Malone Scholar Award recipients. Congratulations, to these scholars...
Congratulations to all who participated in the Canterbury Middle School Spelling Bee! In October and November, 26 students in Grades 5-8 participated in grade-level competitions. Each first-place grade-level winner competed against each other for the school's Spelling Bee Champion title.
This summer, Canterbury Middle School student Sophia Zhang ('25) wetted her brushes and let her imagination wander, eventually conjuring the most beautiful flower. This, she titled "Fatal Attraction," which is earning her national recognition.
Having moved from Mexico to Ohio at the age of 5, Amanda Moreno-Martinez found herself in a kindergarten classroom. "Hello, my name is Amanda," and "I like corn," were the only two phrases she mastered in English, and her nerves got the best of her. That childhood moment has come full circle as she...
On Saturday, Nov. 10, more than 100 students from across Indiana gathered at Canterbury High School's Summers Auditorium for the 2018 Indiana State K-12 Chess Championships. Students competed in 13 grade-level divisions, pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, for division titles.
Seven Canterbury High School seniors were among the 50,000 highest scorers in the 64th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program, thanks to their outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®. Canterbury School honorees, and their designations, include...
Canterbury School is excited to celebrate the 76 high school students in the Classes of 2018 and 2019 who've earned an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board's AP Program provides students with opportunities to...
While masks are often used to conceal identity, Canterbury Middle School theatre students recently employed masks for a much different purpose. Last week, celebrated Philadelphia-based artist and musician Aaron Cromie collaborated with students on mask work in performance, using masks to reveal important elements of themselves, including their thoughts and feelings.
This week, books came to life for Canterbury School students! On Oct. 1 and 2, award-winning children's author Lola Schaefer facilitated presentations and writer's workshops for students in the Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School divisions. Schaefer's engaging conversations tied in perfectly to students' classroom lessons leading up to her visit.
This morning's cool weather warranted a change of venue: Our Concert in the Garden event was temporarily re-named "Concert in the Early Childhood Commons"! But the children's bright smiles and the musicians' full notes warmed the halls and made for a magnificent concert nonetheless. This was the second installment of Concert in Lily's Garden, and this year, it was part of National Arts in Education Week...
Canterbury School is celebrating National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 9 – 15! The US House of Representatives designated the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week in 2010, with the intent of showcasing the transformative power of the arts. To celebrate, Canterbury School students will stretch themselves creatively, explore ways to communicate, and create original content. In addition to regular Fine Arts classes, students from...
We have a special guest arriving in October! On Oct. 1 and 2, 2018, children's author Lola Schaefer will visit and speak with Canterbury School students in the Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School divisions. Schaefer has written more than 280 books for children, including picture books, easy readers and novelty books. An experienced speaker, she excites students with personal stories and shares writing tips she's developed during her career as a writer.
This is more than just a billboard, a hashtag or a catchphrase. This is a story – many stories, in fact. And, all stories lead back to a special place found on Covington and Smith Roads in Fort Wayne, Ind., where each fiber is navy blue and white, where each action is filled with integrity and where each person matters.
On Sunday, May 20, the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival shared traditional and contemporary Japanese culture with Northeast Indiana residents, including a "Can You Haiku?" poetry contest. Several Canterbury Lower School students entered the contest and were selected as finalists. Canterbury Lower School Finalists were...
On May 14, 2018, Tim Durnall, Parent Association President, announced a significant contribution to the Canterbury School Libraries. He addressed the Canterbury community in the following letter...
On Sunday, May 6, 2018, three Lower School students, and one High School student, earned recognition at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which is part of the 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art (JESA) Grand Awards Gala. Timothy Haist (Grade 4, 2026) was a Grand Award Winner for his piece titled "Theatre Lights". Victoria Kim (Grade 2, 2028), Estelle Pasko (Grade 4, 2026) and Sean Walulik (Grade 11, 2019) earned Regional Awards for their artworks.
Join us for a minimally designed, but magnificently creative, student-directed performance of Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing"! Performances will be held Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Summers Auditorium.
This year, our Grade 2 students have been studying Earth care. They've visited Fox Island Park in Fort Wayne, Ind., explored a landfill, observed deciduous trees throughout the seasons, and learned the importance of conserving resources like water. As part of the curriculum, the students painted a rain barrel during art class. Keep reading to learn more!
You're invited to attend the Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in Summers Auditorium. Guest speaker Carter Cast will present "The Right – and Wrong – Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade". During this special event, you'll receive an insider's look into why some people make it big while others, equally experienced, talented, and credentialed, fall by the wayside – all based on deep research into the topic of career derailment and Dr. Cast's own personal experiences.
The Canterbury Parent Association Presents: Staying Organized with Emily Fitzgerald! During this lunch and learn experience, Certified Professional Organizer and Founder of OLS Organizing, LLC, Emily Fitzgerald, will share tips and tricks for keeping yourself, and your environment, organized and clutter-free. No need to register; please come as you are.
Last weekend, Orchestra students explored the Windy City with Mrs. Tan and Mrs. Butler! They participated in a string clinic at VanderCook College of Music, visited The Art Institute of Chicago and attended "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen at the Goodman Theatre. A day of art, traffic adventures and fellowship is certainly one to be treasured.
How did Captain Hook and Peter Pan come to be? Find out in the prequel as this magical story sails on the stage in Summers Auditorium with Peter and the Starcatcher. The play debuts at 7:00 p.m. March 2 and March 3. Directed by Ranae Butler. Play by Rick Elice. Composed by Wayne Barker. Adapted from Peter and the Starcatchers. Tickets available at the door, $10/Adult and $5/Student.
Parent Association Presents held its second presentation the evening of February 7th in Summers Auditorium. Presenters Jennifer Haines, Board Chair; Larry Weigand, Board Vice-Chair; Jim Kunce, Board Treasurer; and Bill Ennist, Head of School; discussed the role of the Board of Trustees in an independent school and the process for setting tuition each year. For questions, please contact Bill Ennist or Jen Haines.
Canterbury School welcomes today's guest speakers, panels, performers, students and faculty to the 3rd annual Courageous Conversations. The summit encourages a safe dialogue between the community and faculty experts and the audience of students in Grades 5-12, concerning topics that are real and present in our communities and our students' lives. As all conversations do, the hope is that the presentations will stimulate thought and further questions. "Our overall mission is to build respect and understanding for what is unique about each of us – our similarities and our differences. Being intentional in having conversations and embracing what is unique and different is paramount in creating global citizens," said Ben Ottenweller, assistant head of school.