Canterbury School is proud to present the Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT), a program that aims to integrate leadership learning into our everyday classroom experience for all of our students. The goal of LIFT is to equip our students with the real-world leadership skills they need to succeed in the future.

Throughout each school year, LIFT aims to help our students discover their leadership potential through a variety of workshops, guest speakers, field trips, and other opportunities provided by our Canterbury community. Since the program's inception during the 2015-2016 school year, our school has welcomed dozens of leaders in our community and beyond to share their insight with our students. 


List of 5 news stories.

  • Fourth Grade Students Challenged with Inspirational Project

    On Thursday, March 18, Head of School Rick Kirschner made a visit to the Lower School to speak with the fourth-grade students about an entrepreneurial project. He challenged them to tackle two problems the school faces: curb appeal and inspiration. 
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  • Young Entrepreneurs Help Local Marina

    Our spring Entrepreneurship students in seventh grade are putting their problem-solving skills to the test! On Tuesday, March 10, 2021, our Middle School Entrepreneurship class met again with Salty Sam’s Marina to present their plans on how to help their business grow.  
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  • Young Entrepreneurs visit Salty Sam’s Marina

    Our Entrepreneurship students have hit the ground running with a new project to tackle! On Thursday, January 28, 2021, our seventh-grade entrepreneurship class took a great field trip to Salty Sam’s Marina! 

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  • Tackling Real-World Problems in Entrepreneurship Class

    On September 1, 2020, our seventh-grade entrepreneurship students in Ms. Stephenson’s class participated in their first pilot program for the LIFT Off Entrepreneur Program. The goal of the program is to problem solve real-world challenges that will impact our community with unique and specific solutions.
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  • Canterbury’s LIFT Program Welcomes Kerry Kennedy

    On Thursday, February 6, Canterbury welcomed Kerry Kennedy to campus as a special guest of our Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) program. Kerry Kennedy is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, an organization that works alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations.
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Interested in participating in Canterbury’s LIFT? Please email LIFT Director Rob Nelson at for more information.