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.

  • LIFT OFF Entrepreneur Students Share Solutions with Florida Weekly

    How do you reach a younger audience? Who better to ask than the audience you are trying to reach! This was the problem that Florida Weekly tasked a group of our Upper School students in Canterbury’s LIFT OFF Entrepreneur Program for their final project this semester.
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  • The Light Bulb is On!

    The light bulb is on for our seventh-grade entrepreneurs! On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, our Middle School Entrepreneurship class met again with the Edison and Ford Winter Estates to present their plans on how to help the business grow.
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  • 14 Day Leadership Challenge

    Coach Matt Booth
    For the past eight weeks, ten of our student-athletes have been participating in the Desire to Lead program. Desire to lead is an online leadership program founded by Jeremy Boone a sports performance and leadership development coach for more than twenty years.
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  • 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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Interested in participating in Canterbury’s LIFT? Please email LIFT Director Rob Nelson at for more information.