Student Activities

Student's days at Canterbury are filled with academics and athletics, but students also pursue their own interests in a wide variety of clubs, activities, and community service. In addition to long established clubs and activities, motivated students have started their own club with the help of faculty advisors, and several student-initiated clubs have become hallmarks of the Canterbury experience.

The Big Brother/Big Sister program matches new students with returning Fifth and Sixth Form students to make the transition to Canterbury more comfortable. Communication is established during the summer and continues into orientation week, often leading to enduring relationships between new and returning students.

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.

The Women of Canterbury organization sponsors activities, discussion groups, and community service projects to enrich the educational and social environment for Canterbury girls.

Weekend activities include trips to the mall and local movie theaters, a trip to a play or musical on Broadway, a Mr. Canterbury Pageant, Game Show Night, and Fieldhouse Fun Night.

Special events include Canterbury Games, Spirit Week, International Week, and the Women of Canterbury Dinner. Advisors and coaches regularly host advisee and team dinners.


Clubs & Organizations

  • Tabard
  • Yearbook
  • Community Service
  • Carillon
  • Debate Club
  • Women of Canterbury
  • Sustainability Club
  • Robotics/Makers Club
  • Stock Market Club
  • SWAT (Student Weekend Activities Team)
  • Pizza & Prayer
  • Special Events Committee
  • Saints Spirit Club
  • Raising Chickens
  • Math Club
  • Animal Rights
  • Admission Tour Guides
  • Civic Discourse
  • Kindness Club

Student Leadership

Student activities provide valuable opportunities for Cbury students to develop and exhibit their roles and strengths as leaders. Beyond leading a club or activity, student leadership positions include:

Sacristan (Spiritual leadership and student assistant to Chaplain)
Dorm Proctor
Day Student Leader
Admissions Lead Ambassador
Art Room Proctor
Athletic Team Captain
Peer Counselor
Student Government

The community service opportunities at Canterbury are such a natural part of our school, it hardly feels like a job. It's awesome to see our teachers and faculty so passionate about volunteering and 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