Living and Learning
Both boarders and day students think of Canterbury not just as a school, but a home away from home.
ASK STUDENTS WHY THEY CHOSE CANTERBURY, AND THEIR ANSWER ALMOST ALWAYS STARTS WITH THE PEOPLE. From your first visit to campus, you sense how warm and welcoming Canterbury is. As you get to know students and teachers better, you find they are genuine, open, and down-to-earth. In part, the close connections come from our small size. As you walk across campus, you will know just about every student you see. You will know your teachers, too—and their kids and dogs! You may end up babysitting for one of them at some point. Most important, you will find you are surrounded by people who care about you: teachers, advisors, coaches, dorm parents, and friends.
Campus clubs span a wide range—from the Robotics Club, Stock Market Club, and Debate Club to the student newspaper, the Pizza and Prayer group, and the Chicken Keepers Club.
Special events highlight most weekends: Game Show Night and Canterbury Games; trips to local malls and movies; ski trips or outings to New York for Broadway shows.
Canterbury gives every student the chance to step forward and experience leadership—with a team, club, or the student government, in the arts, the dorms, or community service.
My involvement with the yearbook during my Canterbury career has had a significant impact on my life as a student. I have discovered my creative passions and progressed to the leadership position of editor-in-chief for my Sixth Form year. -Morgan. Ridgefield, CT