What a privilege it is to join the Canterbury family and carry forward the legacy envisioned and sustained by Tom and Betsy Sheehy as we welcome our School’s second century. I am deeply grateful for their commitment to, and love for, this school and the broader community of Canterbury alumni, parents and friends. There is no question: it is great to be a Saint!
I ask that you pay close attention to what lies at the heart of our core and culture as you begin, or continue, to build a relationship with Canterbury. With the Five Values - Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality and Self-Reliance - stemming from this School’s Catholic foundation, our story is one grounded in service and community. As a student at Canterbury, you will have the opportunity to bridge the gap between deep self-awareness and broad global perspective and to build relationships that will help shape your understanding of who you are and where you are headed during your time at Canterbury, in college and well beyond. Along the way, you will gain an even greater appreciation for the importance of moral leadership and citizenship, responsibilities you will carry long after you graduate from Canterbury.
The chance to become a part of the Canterbury family is not one to take lightly; rather, how we support, challenge and know one another is an element that differentiates the Canterbury experience. My family and I are thrilled to immerse ourselves in this place of beauty, warmth and new connections.
I look forward to welcoming you on campus; come join us!
Rachel E. Stone
Head of School