D'Amour Center for Faith, Service & Justice
Shaping Your Mind and Moral Compass
Embark on an educational experience where intellect, ethics, and spirituality converge. Here, your journey goes beyond academics and nurtures you as a complete individual prepared to lead and serve in a diverse, ever-changing world.
Pillars of Your Learning Journey
At Canterbury, we believe the integration of service, social justice, and faith into your educational journey is more than just enriching—it's essential. These pillars deepen your understanding of the world, nurturing your ethical and spiritual self alongside your intellectual growth. Engaging in service and social justice initiatives broadens your horizons and imbues you with a sense of moral responsibility, while the aspect of faith serves as a grounding force, giving context and meaning to your actions. Together, these elements not only sharpen your skills in empathy, collaboration, and critical thinking, but they also empower you to apply classroom knowledge to real-world issues.
In combining intellectual growth with moral and spiritual development, we equip you to be an active, responsible citizen in a complex, ever-changing world.
Explore the role of faith in your life and the lives of others within an inclusive, interfaith community
Develop empathy, leadership, and a sense of civic responsibility by giving generously of yourself for others
The Living Mass: a program of reflection and connection in a local state park
Building Community: a local community service project
Servant Leadership: a dinner and discussion
Transitions: small on-campus discussion groups
This optional three-day, off-campus retreat for Fifth and Sixth Form students is a unique opportunity for you to step away from your daily routines and explore the deeper aspects of your spirituality, values, and personal growth. Held in a serene setting, this retreat provides a safe space for you to reflect on your individual relationship with faith, engage in thoughtful dialogue with your peers, and participate in enriching activities that bring spiritual concepts to life.
Guided by trained facilitators and assisted by Canterbury Sacristans, you'll explore thought-provoking themes that challenge you to look inward, ask meaningful questions, and consider your role in the broader community. It's not just a retreat—it's a transformative experience that enriches your journey at Canterbury, nurturing your mind, body, and spirit.
Every Wednesday evening in the D’Amour Center, our Sacristans host CommuniTEA, a low-key, relaxing time in a welcoming space for you to gather, converse, and reflect together with your classmates and friends over some tea and snacks. It is also open to all students and adults on campus.