At Canterbury, students are inspired to follow their passions, develop leadership skills, and share their interests with one another through a wide variety of clubs, activities, and community service opportunities. In addition to the School's long-established groups and traditions, motivated students are encouraged to start their own clubs with the help of faculty advisors. Many student-initiated clubs have become hallmarks of the Canterbury experience.
Clubs & Organizations
- AHANA (Students of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent)
- Animal Rights
- Canterbury Business Association
- Canterbury Diversity and Inclusion Club
- Chicken Keepers Club
- Civic Discourse Club
- Debate Club
- Gender-Sexuality Alliance
- History Club
- Kindness Club
- Math Club
- Model United Nations
- Outing Club
- Physics Club
- Pizza & Prayer
- Robotics/Makers Club
- Saints Spirit Club
- Special Events Committee
- Stock Market Club
- Sustainability Club
- SWAT (Student Weekend Activities Team)
- The Tabard - Student Newspaper
- The Cantuarian - Yearbook
- The Carillon - Student Literary Magazine
- Women of Canterbury
Big Sibling Program
This program matches new students with returning Upper Form students to help with the transition to Canterbury life. Communication is established during the summer and continues into orientation week, often leading to enduring relationships among friends.
Several student publications offer an opportunity to gain experience in layout, graphic design, photography, writing, and business. The Cantuarian is Canterbury’s yearbook. The Carillon, the school’s literary magazine, is a collection of student poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, and photography. The Tabard is the school newspaper.
Women of Canterbury
Starting in 1991, this organization is Canterbury's longest-standing affinity group, which sponsors activities, discussion groups, and community service projects to enrich the educational and social environment for Canterbury girls.
There's never a dull moment on our hilltop! Activities often include 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, hiking trips, pool parties, beach volleyball and corn hole tournaments, Fieldhouse Fun Nights, visits from the ice cream truck, Six Flags trips, and so much more!
Extraordinary moments to make extraordinary memories! Special events throughout the year include the Canterbury Games, Spirit Week, FGS Day (formerly Gunnery Day), Pink Out, International Week, Prom, and the Spring Carnival.
The community service opportunities at Canterbury are such a natural part of our school. It's awesome to see my teachers and classmates so passionate about volunteering and helping others. The feeling is contagious!
Sarah, Wilton, CT
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