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Student Activities

Memorable Traditions and Exciting Activities

When it comes to getting involved in everything Canterbury has to offer, the sky’s the limit. Follow your passions, develop leadership skills, and share your interests with peers through a wide variety of clubs, activities, and leadership opportunities.

Canterbury traditions

Faculty member giving a student a fist bump in school meeting

School Meeting

In the heart of Canterbury, Maguire Auditorium becomes a focal point for the community three times a week. These school meetings serve multiple purposes—celebrating individual accomplishments, previewing upcoming athletic games or artistic performances, and even marking special occasions like birthdays. 

Friday meetings are a different experience altogether. Helmed by the Sixth Form Council, they infuse a sense of vibrancy and spontaneity into the proceedings. You'll witness moments of dance, shared laughter, and perhaps some creative silliness that have become cherished parts of the Canterbury tradition.

In sum, these school meetings are not mere formalities. They are vital cultural events that reinforce the fabric of our community, giving you a chance to celebrate, to learn, and most importantly, to belong.

Annual Traditions

Student Clubs & Organizations

While the list of clubs may vary from year to year depending on the interests of current students, the following is a representative sample of recent and/or active organizations. Or, feel free to start your own club with the help of a faculty advisor!
  • AHANA (Students of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent) 

  • Canterbury Business Association (CBA)

  • The Cantuarian, Canterbury’s yearbook

  • The Carillon, the School’s literary magazine

  • Chicken Keepers Club

  • Digital Art and Innovation

  • Esports Club

  • Garden Club

  • Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

  • Jewish Student Association (JSA)

  • Mental Health Committee

  • Model United Nations

  • Pizza and Prayer

  • Robotics Team

  • S'mores Club

  • Student Events Committee (SEC)

  • Student Government (Form Councils)

  • Sustainability Club

  • The Tabard, the School newspaper

  • Women of Canterbury

Weekend Activities & Special Events

There’s never a dull moment on our hilltop! Activities often include:

  • Sunday Sundaes

  • Trips to the mall and local shops

  • Movie nights at the theater or out on the lawn

  • Plays or musicals in New York City

  • Game Show Nights

  • Hypnotist Shows

  • Form Wars

  • Hiking trips

  • Pool parties

  • Beach volleyball and corn hole tournaments

  • Fieldhouse Fun Nights

  • Visits from the ice cream truck

  • Six Flags trips

  • Trips to sporting events

  • Canterbury Games

  • Spirit Week

  • Gunn Day (formerly Gunnery Day)

  • Pink Out

  • Dorm Decorating Contests

  • Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree

  • International Week

  • Prom

  • Spring Carnival

Students wearing pinks at the Pink Out Volleyball game.