Our Mission

Canterbury School is an independent, coeducational day school offering a college preparatory education to students in Early Childhood through Grade 12. The school seeks to enroll students of diverse talents and backgrounds. Canterbury promotes the total development of each child in his or her intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.

We believe students should develop a strong and broad base of knowledge; a genuine love for, and appreciation of, the challenges of learning; and an understanding of the implications of Christian principles in their daily lives.

Our Motto: Integritas In Omnibus - Integrity in All Things

Portrait of a Graduate

The mission, curriculum and programs of our school are designed to support four essential attributes of a young person's life.

In intellectual life, a Canterbury graduate:

  • Is academically well-prepared for a challenging college experience
  • Balances cooperative learning and a collaborative spirit with independent study and critical thinking
  • Embraces creativity and an active appreciation for the arts
  • Communicates articulately and confidently in a variety of settings
  • Recognizes the importance of addressing global issues, concerns and differences
In moral life, a Canterbury graduate:

  • Shows integrity in all things
  • Demonstrates a sense of moral responsibility
  • Treats others with respect and fairness
In personal life, a Canterbury graduate:

  • Has developed the essential elements of a healthy lifestyle
  • Values hard work, perseverance, and a passion for learning
  • Learns from mistakes and is guided by the lessons of adversity
  • Possesses the qualities both to lead and to respect the leadership of others
In community life, a Canterbury graduate:

  • Cherishes the humanity in all people
  • Is actively engaged in addressing the needs of a community
  • Is concerned about issues of equity and justice in society

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