Message from the Head of School

From the very first moment that I stepped onto Canterbury’s campus, I was awed by the profound sense of family that permeates every aspect of the community here. Canterbury School is, at its very core, a place where students are known, cared for, and loved. The teaching faculty in all four divisions of the school are dynamic educators who place our students at the center of all they do. Their dedication to the craft of teaching, love for students, and expert knowledge are what truly distinguishes Canterbury as a school.

When the founders of Canterbury congregated in 1977 to establish a school for their children, they envisioned an institution that would provide an excellent education in academics, the arts, and moral character. Dedicated to the principle of “Integrity in all things” and grounded in the Christian principles of love, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness, Canterbury has served as a true alma mater for students in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana for over forty years. The school carries with it a tradition of excellence that resonates within the local community, the state of Indiana, and the entire Midwest.

The motto Artist. Athlete. Scholar. encapsulates Canterbury’s holistic approach to educating young people. From an early age, students are taught to explore, create, and value the arts as a core element of the curriculum. At Canterbury, students are encouraged to view sport as an intrinsic good and to rejoice in the values that athletics can teach: perseverance, facing adversity, teamwork, and a striving to constantly improve. Finally, our students work to become true scholars, learning that knowledge and critical thinking are the worthy pursuits of a lifetime.

From our youngest two-year-old Cavaliers to the members of our senior class, the Canterbury educational experience not only prepares students for college, but also for a life of purpose, passion, and meaning. I encourage you to schedule a tour and visit the school. I promise you will be inspired by what you see, just as I have been.

Warm Regards,

David Jackson
Head of School

Artist. Athlete. Scholar.

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