When a small group of students and a gifted teacher meet to discuss a great work of literature or solve a challenging math problem, there are moments charged with excitement, with the energy of exchanging ideas and making discoveries. Classes at Canterbury bring students and teachers together for this sort of close and rigorous study. You will be asked to contribute, and you will be challenged to articulate your opinions, beliefs, and passions. A seriousness of purpose guides our work in the classroom—a seriousness that makes learning a joy.
Academic excellence is at the core of the School's founding principles. Canterbury has maintained that tradition, offering a curriculum geared to train students to succeed in America's most competitive colleges and beyond.
All our classrooms are equipped with interactive SMART Boards, and teachers often use iPads with Apple TV to promote interactive classroom experiences. Our modern chemistry, biology, and physics classrooms and labs contain up-to-date equipment.
All of our faculty are adept with 21st century technology, and are at the forefront of integrating educational innovations to improve student learning. Canterbury continues to recognize the importance of the teacher, while exploring new technological advances to enhance the classroom experience.
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. Twenty-one were designated AP Scholars, eleven AP Scholars with Honor, and nine AP Scholars with Distinction for a total of 41 AP Scholars.