A t Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. Here, learning is on a personal scale. With an average class size of just 12 students and a student to teacher ratio of 6:1, each teacher can know students’ individual strengths and needs. This relationship between teacher and students is the foundation of everything we do. Small class settings mean that individual attention and additional help are part of every student’s experience - not as supplementary components of academics at Canterbury but as part of existing academic structure. Learning at Canterbury combines discussion and discovery in the classroom with hands-on projects and problem-solving beyond class. Our classes train our students to be moral leaders in a complex, secular world provide students with the skills to continue their learning and personal development well after graduation.
All our classrooms are equipped with interactive SMART Boards and the latest in JTouch technology. Our teachers use this technology to enhance the learning experience and promote interactive classroom experiences.
Faculty form powerful partnerships with our students. Because teachers are also coaches, dorm parents, and advisors, the student-teacher bond is multidimensional. Faculty members know their students, not just as students, but also as people. Teachers at Canterbury are committed to working with students to ensure their success not just by teaching their designated subject, but by fostering intellectual curiosity and encouraging students to learn how to learn. Nearly 60 percent of our faculty have 15 or more years of experience and more than 70 percent hold advanced degrees.
Our students are offered many choices throughout their four years of study. Honors courses are available beginning in the Third Form, and AP courses are available in all disciplines, including music and studio art. In 2016, 114 Canterbury students took 197 AP exams in 17 subjects. 41 students earned AP Scholars designation with 11 students achieving the designation of AP Scholar with Honor and nine AP Scholars with Distinction.