A Day in the Life (Sarah, Sixth Former)
7:00 AM Wake up, shower, get ready for class
7:30 AM Walk to breakfast with Sophie and Kate
8:20 AM AP Macro
9:10AM Intro to Piano
10:00 AM School Meeting
10:10 AM Hang out with friends (maybe study a little)
10:45 AM Calculus
11:35 AM AP Spanish
12:30 PM Lunch w/ Sarah, Lily, Bella, Bridget and Julia
12:50 PM AP English Lit
2:30 PM Theology
3:10 PM Afternoon snack, get ready for practice
3:45 PM Cross Country practice
5:30 PM Dinner with Anna and Chelsea
6:00 PM Women of Canterbury Dinner
7:00 PM Hang out with friends
7:45 PM Dorm check-in and prep for study hall
8:00-10:00 PM Study Hall
10:00-10:45 PM Hang with friends in the dorm or review for a test
10:45-11:00 PM Get ready for bed
11:00 PM BED
- Dorms & Move-In
- Health and Medical Information
- Dress Code
- Canterbury Debit/Spending Account
Dorms & Move-In
About 70% of our students live on campus. We have seven single-sex dorms on campus; three for boys (Sheehan House, Carmody House, and Havemeyer House) and four for girls (Duffy House, Carter House, South House, and Hickory Hearth). Our largest dorm — Carmody — houses 50 upper form students, and our smallest dorm — Hickory Hearth — houses 10 students.
Most of our rooms are singles so students are able to have privacy when they need it but can still socialize easily. Most dorms also have a few double rooms. Most dorms are split by age group, but students will be living with peers from their own form, as well as students from forms above and/or below them. Our students come from all over the US and from 16 different countries, so our dorms are a real melting pot of cultures and interests. Students meet some of their best friends here!
Every dorm has at least three faculty apartments attached where your dorm parents live. Your dorm parents are there to support you with whatever you need — homework help, advice, surprise ice cream parties, puppy cuddles (there are over 20 faculty dogs on campus), dorm bonding nights — you name it. Each dorm also has several Fifth and Sixth Form Proctors who look out for you and help you feel at home. They are all returning students at Canterbury and go through extensive training for their role. You can go to them with questions, concerns, and anything else you need.
Each dorm is outfitted with the essentials — a bed, desk, dresser, closet, and wifi — and the rest is up to the student! Our students really make the rooms their own. There are shared bathrooms right down the hall and each dorm has a common room with couches, TV, microwave, fridge, and games.
All of our rules for dorms are designed to keep our students safe and to help them grow to become even more responsible and independent. When our students graduate, they are confident, self-reliant and ready for college (and life!). Each dorm has quiet study hours from 8:00–10:00pm Sunday–Friday, with check-in at 10:00pm and lights-out at 11:00pm. There are frequent room inspections, and students are expected to keep their rooms clean and tidy.
During a typical school year, all day students have access to the dorms during the day, so they can change for practice, study in private, and stay over when they need to. Our Day students are included in all aspects of student and residential life so they can truly feel like our hilltop is their home away from home!
On move-in day families will be welcomed by an athletic team or proctors from the student's dorm who will enthusiastically help them get settled into their new home.
Items Not Permitted
Health and Medical Information
The School Health Center, located in the Ingleside building on the west side of campus, is open daily and staffed by registered nurses who work closely with the School’s certified athletic trainers and guidance counselors. Our school doctor and medical director is Dr. Kenneth Marici, MD.
For questions about Magnus Health or health services at Canterbury please contact:
Colleen Cook, RN
Director of Health Services
Canterbury believes that the classroom dress should reflect the seriousness of academic pursuits. Therefore, all clothing must be neat, clean, respectful, and professional and worn throughout the entirety of the Academic Day: from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday; and during Sunday Mass and Brunch. All students participating in class are expected to adhere to this dress code. Exceptions to Canterbury Dress Code must be pre-approved by the Student Life Office and/or Canterbury Health Center personnel.
A tucked-in button-down shirt with a collar, a golf/polo shirt (2-3 button) with a collar, a formal blouse, or a sweater must be worn with chino/khaki pants, corduroys, or a skirt. Cardigan, Quarter zip, or V-neck sweaters are acceptable over appropriate tops. A dress is also acceptable, but sleeveless and spaghetti-strap dresses must be worn with a cardigan sweater or a blazer. Students must be clean-shaven.
Slippers, flip-flops, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, crop tops, sweatshirts, sweatpants, joggers, leggings, and denim are not permitted for Classroom Dress or Formal Dress.
Saints formal Dress
There will be occasions when Formal Dress Code is required (e.g.., special meals, specific Form events, award assemblies). Formal Dress includes:
Dresses or skirts with a button-down or dress shirt and shoes. Sleeveless and spaghetti-strap dresses must be worn with a cardigan sweater or a blazer.
Blazer, button-down shirt, tie, chinos/khaki pants, and formal shoes.
Saints Spirit Dress
Spirit Dress may be announced in conjunction with a sporting event or in the event of bad weather in the winter term.
A Canterbury top, shirt, or sweatshirt, can be worn with jeans, sweatpants, joggers, or leggings. GO SAINTS!
Our students have a wide range of activities available every weekend and several evenings per week. With everything from ski trips and Broadway plays, to school dances and community service, to mall trips and meals at local eateries, there is always something to do. Quaint downtown New Milford is just a few minutes walk down the hill and students can find everything they need in a safe and compact environment. Of course, if relaxing is more your thing, you can do that too! Our new student center and cafe in the Steers Center are perfect for hanging out and spending time with your friends.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided by our excellent dining hall Monday–Saturday, and brunch and dinner are offered on Sundays. We always have multiple options for a delicious hot meal (including vegetarian and vegan choices), a well-stocked salad and yogurt bar, as well as a daily deli bar with Boar’s Head products and panini machine to grill your own sandwiches to perfection. On Fridays, you can even enjoy a tasty bagel and all the works from our bagel bar. Be on the lookout for fun pop-up’s, too — our head chef loves to surprise the community with ice cream sundae bars, gourmet donuts, cereal nights, and more! We try to source most of our food locally and make an effort to offer premium organic products. When the dining hall is closed, our Commons Cafe in the Steers Center is open so you can purchase what you need to get you through the day. Students also have the opportunity to order food in from our myriad local restaurants, or make their own simple meals in the dorms’ common rooms.
For dorm students wishing to do their own laundry on campus, they can come to the Debit Card desk and sign up for a laundry card. Students will need cash to add additional loads of wash to their card. They use the same card each year they attend Canterbury. Washers and dryers are located in the dorms. The first card is at no cost except the Debit / Spending account will be charged $3 for the pre-loaded funds on the laundry card. Replacement fee for each Lost/Stolen/Damaged Card is $6 ($3 for the card plus $3 for the pre-funded load of wash.) Funds on a lost, damaged, or stolen card are non-refundable.
One regular load of wash = $3.00 ($1.50 wash / $1.50 dry)
For dorm students not wanting to do all or part of their laundry, Canterbury School works with E & R The Campus Laundry to provide a full line of pick-up and delivery laundry and dry cleaning services to accommodate our student's needs. They offer a couple of options which you can contact directly for your different needs: eandrcleaners.com or TheCampusLaundry.com.
Canterbury Debit/Spending Account
Canterbury Debit / Spending Account
New Students will receive a Canterbury Debit / Spending Card once they arrive on campus and their photo has been received. This card has various functions and is to be used each year they attend Canterbury.
This card is used as their ID, for allowance withdrawals, and for boarding student’s dormitory door locks. Students are to present this card for each purchase in the snack bars, and the school store. Both discretionary and non-discretionary charges are posted to this account.
Their first card is no charge, replacement fee for each Lost/Stolen/Damaged Card: $15.
Please complete and return this information and budgeting work form and initial deposit on or before August 15 to the attention of Debit Card Coordinator.
Each month parents will receive a statement:
An itemized summary of Debit Transactions Statement via email. Charges for certain academic-related fees will continue to be billed on the Student Billing Statement. Guided by the budgeting worksheet and direct communication with their child, parents can determine the frequency and amounts required for deposit to their student’s Debit Card Account.
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Receptionist and Mailroom Clerk
Debit Card Coordinator
Addressing Student Mail and Packages
Student’s Name (First and Last Name)
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
For Letters and cards:
Student’s Name (First and Last Name)
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
Include any specific delivery instructions for Amazon carriers. The mailroom is located on the lower floor of Steele Hall, along with the Dining Hall and student mailboxes.
Mailroom Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mail and Packages
Mail and packages are sorted on a daily basis. Once packages are scanned into the tracking system, an email notification will automatically be sent to the student’s school email stating in the subject line “Package Receipt Notification.” The email will contain a picture of the package and any specific notes like perishable delivery. Packages may be picked up during Mailroom hours. Once you’ve picked up your package(s), please delete the email(s).
Assistance will be provided for Students who need to send a letter or package via USPS, UPS, or Fedex.
Students may pay for shipping items in cash or they may charge to their Canterbury Debit Account, provided the funds are available.
All students will be assigned a mailbox and combination that will be provided by school email before the first day of school. It is recommended to add this information to the contact list in their cell phone for easy access throughout the school year.
Debit Card Desk Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
When possible, Canterbury will provide transportation to and from airports and train stations for long weekends, school vacations, and at the start and end of the school year.
If you need travel assistance for the opening of the school year, please email Tracey Ramee at 860.210.3860 or email@example.com