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Clubs & Activities

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

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.

  • AHANA (Students of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent) 
  • Canterbury Business Association (CBA)
  • Chicken Keepers Club
  • Digital Art and Innovation
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Council
  • Esports Club
  • Garden Club
  • Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Jewish Student Association (JSA)
  • Mental Health Committee
  • Model United Nations
  • Physics Club
  • Pizza and Prayer
  • Robotics/Makers Club
  • S'mores Club
  • Student Events Committee (SEC)
  • Student Government (Form Councils)
  • Sustainability Club
  • 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. 

Student Publications

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.

Weekend activities

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!

Special events

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

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