Friday, May 26, 2017
ScheduleAcademic Procession 9:45 AM
Baccalaureate Mass 10:00 AM
Graduation Ceremony 11:00 AM
Graduation Luncheon 12:00 PM
Canterbury neckties and flowers will be ordered by the school and deducted from your child’s debit account. The flowers and neckties are given out in Sheehan House the morning of graduation. The charge for flowers will be deducted from students’ debit accounts in March prior to graduation.
Navy blue blazers and gray or khaki dress trousers, solid white shirts with Canterbury neckties* and appropriate footwear. Boys must be clean shaven.
Solid white or off-white dresses and appropriate footwear (no flip flops).
Sixth Formers should meet on the Sheehan House Terrace at 8:45 a.m. the morning of graduation for the official Sixth Form class photo.
*Canterbury neckties and flowers will be ordered by the school and deducted from your child’s debit account. The flowers and neckties are given out in Sheehan House the morning of graduation. The charge for flowers and ties will be deducted from students’ debit accounts in March prior to graduation.
Watch Graduation Live!If you will be unable to attend graduation or would like a family member to view graduation as it happens, CLICK HERE to watch the ceremony live on May 26:
As we move into the spring semester, we begin to plan for graduation. Knowing that the next four months will go by quickly, we want to give you information that will allow you to prepare for graduation and the culminating weeks of school for Sixth Formers at Canterbury. Read More...
- When is the last academic commitment for Sixth Formers?
- Where can I order personalized announcements for graduation?
- Can I get extra tickets for the Mass or graduation?
- Can seats at graduation be reserved?
- Can anyone go to the Baccalaureate Mass?
- Where does my child get the flowers for graduation?
- Some students have blue ribbons on their flowers. What do the blue ribbons represent?
- What time do Sixth Form students need to be at school the morning of graduation?
- If I have a question graduation day whom should I ask?
Tickets are NOT necessary for the graduation exercises or the Baccalaureate Mass. However, the Chapel has limited seating and can only accommodate two guests per graduating student. We ask all guests to be considerate and honor the two seat limit in the Chapel so all graduates can be represented during the Mass.
If you have a question before graduation, please call 860-210-3852 or email Jane Curley.
A number of Sixth Formers receive academic and citizenship awards at graduation.
Robert M. Steele '72 Scholar-Athlete Award, Boys
In memory of Robert M. Steele, a model scholar-athlete.
For academic and athletic achievement.
The Charles R. Huntington Scholar-Athlete Award, Girls
In memory of Charles R. Huntington - teacher, coach and Athletic Director from 1969-1999. For academic and athletic achievement.
In memory of Mrs. Burke who served the School from 1964 to 1995 in the roles of faculty spouse, parent, hostess, and school nurse. Given to a Sixth Former whose time at Canterbury has been marked by a cheerful determination to serve God and others.The Richard L. and Mary Catharine Farrelly Award
Presented to that Sixth Form student who serves Canterbury quietly, but thoroughly.
The Class of 1987 Citizenship Award
Awarded by this class to a Sixth Former who in the judgment of classmates has best fulfilled obligations to school, to fellow students, and to self.
Sixth Form Awards in Courses
For excellent achievement in individual academic departments.
The Philip H. Brodie Award
For exceptional achievement and all-around service to the school.
The Dr. Nelson Hume Award
Awarded to the Sixth Former whose leadership, character, and achievements have been of the highest order, and whose performance embodies the ideals of the founding Headmaster.
Parking is available in the lot on Elkington Farm Road, in front of Sheehan House, by the tennis courts on the lower campus, or, for those that need handicapped parking, in the lot near the Higgins Aquatic Center. On campus transportation will be available from all parking lots for those who need assistance. Underformers should park by the tennis courts on the lower campus. Click here for a campus map that includes the location of these parking lots.