Our Mission

Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five ValuesHonesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self Reliance—in which students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experiences a broad and challenging program in a small school setting. The School’s educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic development, artistic enrichment, spiritual growth and strives to ensure a superior experience that prepares students for leading colleges and universities and for life.

With its rigorous and humane approach to students, both in and out of the classroom, Canterbury’s program inculcates vital intellectual and ethical habits of mind. The School sees all students as individuals, encourages them as necessary, challenges them as appropriate, and inspires them to become moral leaders in a complex, secular world.



Our Values


Compassion

We show empathy for the hardships and difficulties of others.

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Honesty

We are truthful with ourselves and with each other.

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Respect

Our words and actions reflect our respect for each other.

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Spirituality

Our relationship with God is important. We respect the beliefs and rituals of others.

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Self-reliance

We make decisions based on principle and belief.