Why Canterbury?




Top 10 Things Students Love About Canterbury


Our Community & Dedicated Faculty

As the top co-ed boarding school in Connecticut, the warmth and sense of connection that unites the Canterbury community represents one of the School's defining strengths.




Canterbury Games

The Canterbury Games kick off each academic year as the Houses (dorms) compete against one another in challenges scattered across the Field House including ping-pong, basketball, and volleyball. 



Holiday Dinners

The entire Canterbury community gathers for meals throughout the year, but the most highly anticipated meals are right before our holiday breaks when the dining hall hosts family-styled dinners.



Lifelong Friends

The Society of Alumni, both formally and informally, greets all Canterbury classes upon their Commencement with a lifetime membership to the Canterbury network. 



Theater Productions

The Spring Musical is the highlight of the academic year. Any student can participate as our Theater Department does not conflict with other after-school activities...and most students choose to do so! 



Engineering Boat Class

With the cheers and screams of nearly the entire study body, twice a year students in the Engineering class race across the pool in a cardboard box as they hope to float their way to victory. 



Spring Carnival

With food trucks, live music, lawn games, and a dunk tank, the Spring Carnival, hosted in May, gives students the chance to soak in the sun and fun as a full student body before the Sixth Form graduates.




Weekend Dances and Prom

From Planned Formal events to impromptu dance parties, weekend dances at Canterbury are always part of the weekend activity plan that the Student Events Committee (SEC) dreams up for the student body. 



Our Beautiful Campus & Sunsets

Our beautiful hilltop looks westward over the Housatonic Range, a perfect backdrop for the sunset over the rolling hills. With orange, purple, and pink hues, #cburyskies are the perfect close to the busy school days. 


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I thought I would take a moment to tell you how happy we are with Canterbury so far. We were looking for a place where my daughter could express her authentic self. The only way I could describe her previous school experience was that she would  trudge through, unseen, until 2 pm. We had several schools to choose from, but we could feel Canterbury was the right fit. It is such a holistic and truly embracing community at every level. She has had the most amazing experience thus far, and I wanted to thank you for your commitment to these values. 

Why Boarding School?

From Boarding School Parents