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Student Life


A 24/7 High School Experience

Here, life buzzes around the clock. There's always a new activity to jump into, fresh faces to meet, passions to be explored, and meaningful opportunities to let your best self shine. Your journey doesn’t stop when the school day ends, and some of your most exciting growth happens when you least expect it.

Students roller blading outside of the Steers Center.

As the best small boarding school, Canterbury invites you to participate in the most comprehensive version of a high school experience as students, athletes, artists, community members, and servant leaders. As a Saint, you will grow, contribute, and lead in transformational ways. You will learn that Saints show up for Saints. And you will call our hilltop your home.
Head of School
Rachel Stone P ‘23, ‘24

THE CASE FOR SMALL BOARDING SCHOOLS. THE CASE FOR CANTERBURY.

Different Paths, same destination

Whether your home is a few miles from campus or a few thousand miles away, our small boarding school experience immerses you in the wealth of opportunities Canterbury has to offer. And while no path is ever exactly the same, all lead to remarkable learning, growth, and meaningful self-discovery.

Boarding Student Experience

An engaged, 24/7 community where you form deep friendships and cultivate a strong sense of belonging.

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Day Student Experience

A comprehensive high school experience brimming with opportunities, all just a short distance from the comforts of home.

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International Student Experience

A vibrant community that embraces diverse perspectives and global connections, enriching your academic and cultural journey.

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DORMITORIES 

70%

BOARDING
STUDENTS

14%

INTERNATIONAL
STUDENTS
Group of students working at a clothing pantry

Community is the heart of it all

 

Discover the profound impact of sharing your best self with your community. It's about understanding the world around you, fostering empathy, and empowering you to make meaningful differences.

From contributing to the culture of community on our hilltop to local service projects to larger initiatives that span the globe, there's a place for your enthusiasm and drive.

 

Community Service

Canterbury traditions

At Canterbury, student life traditions aren't just events on a calendar; they're milestones that punctuate your journey, forging lasting bonds with peers and enriching your sense of community. From spirited athletic competitions to cherished holiday celebrations, these traditions serve as memorable markers of your growth and the friendships you cultivate.

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CLUBS & AFFINITY GROUPS

150+

LEADERSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES

40+

ANNUAL SERVICE & JUSTICE INITIATIVES

A Canterbury education isn’t defined by the time spent in the classrooms; it's about the lifelong lessons, bonds, and memories created. Our students thrive, evolve, and leave our hilltop with a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Peter LaVigne P ‘14, ‘16, ‘17, ‘20, ‘23
Assistant Head of School for Student Life 

Student Life & Health Services Team

Meredith Berry-Toon

Meredith Berry-Toon

Assistant Dean of Students
Colleen Cook

Colleen Cook

Director of Health Services
Peter LaVigne

Peter LaVigne

Associate Head of School for Student Life; Theology Teacher
Julio Omaña

Julio Omaña

Director of International Travel Programs; Language Teacher, Varsity Softball Head Coach
Tracey Ramee

Tracey Ramee

Student Life Administrative Assistant
Elyse Soifersmith

Elyse Soifersmith

Director of Community Life, Varsity Volleyball Head Coach
Cynthia Willmen

Cynthia Willmen

Director of Counseling; Theology Teacher

Are you ready to take high school to new heights?

You deserve it.