This is Canterbury
Canterbury is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school for grades 9–12 and postgraduates. Yet, it's more than a school, more than a place. It's a promise grounded in our belief in your extraordinary potential.
Founded in 1915 and set on a hilltop in New Milford, Connecticut, Canterbury combines a strong tradition of academic excellence with a commitment to nurturing intellectually curious, values-centered, well-rounded students. Within an inclusive, interfaith community guided by a Catholic heritage, students become empathetic, ethically grounded individuals who value diversity and are inspired to create a more just and compassionate world.
With just over 325 students, we are committed to the small boarding school experience as the most comprehensive form of high school education—for day and boarding students alike. A rigorous college preparatory curriculum, robust extracurricular offerings, and engaged community life allow for growth and discovery in every dimension. Our faculty, at the heart of these experiences, meet students where they are and champion everything they aspire to become.
The most remarkable and differentiating aspect of small boarding schools
is that they value the equal importance of academic success, personal growth,
and community engagement when it comes to learning, living, and leading.
I believe that Canterbury is the best small boarding school.
HEad of School
Rachel Stone P '23, '24
THE CASE FOR SMALL BOARDING SCHOOLS. THE CASE FOR CANTERBURY.
Canterbury first opened its doors in 1915 as a Catholic school for boys. Today, while our foundation remains rooted in Catholic values, we embrace the myriad faiths, beliefs, and cultures that enrich our School.
In our welcoming, interfaith community, you grow as a moral leader and ethical citizen, finding your purpose and a desire to effect positive change in our world.
HOURS TO NYC
Our teachers are not just educators; they are life mentors who have chosen to immerse themselves in the lives of students. By residing on campus, they make a profound commitment to be there for every pivotal moment. Their dedication goes beyond the classroom, shaping you into an empowered and insightful citizen.
FACULTY HOLD ADVANCED DEGREES
Distinguish yourself through a rigorous and enriching academic program that cultivates your intellectual growth and fosters values-driven citizenship.
Engage in meaningful conversations and learning experiences that promote empathy, understanding, and a sense of belonging.
Immerse yourself in academic pursuits and personal growth amidst premier facilities and beautiful surroundings in the hills of New Milford, Connecticut.
Advancing Our Potential
Anchored in our belief that we are the best small boarding school, our strategic plan seeks to enhance the transformative Canterbury experience. Inspired by our pillars—People, Purpose, Program, and Permanence—we are committed to continually enhancing your journey and eager to elevate Canterbury to its greatest potential.