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.

  • 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‚Äôs 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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  • Canterbury Welcomes LIFT Speaker Paul Shahriari

    Canterbury welcomed Paul Shahriari to speak with our Upper School students on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Mr. Shahriari joined us as part of our LIFT, or Leadership Institute for Tomorrow, which introduces our students to leaders throughout our community.
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  • Canterbury Students Learn About Paragon Flight School Through LIFT Program

    On Friday, October 11, Canterbury welcomed Chris Schoensee and Jeffrey Wolf from Paragon Flight School as part of our LIFT Program. LIFT, or Leadership Institute for Tomorrow, introduces our students to local leaders and entrepreneurs and the many opportunities that are available in our community.
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  • Canterbury Welcomes LIFT Speaker Matt Dolan

    On Friday, September 20, Canterbury welcomed Matt Dolan as our first LIFT Speaker of the 2019-2020 school year. LIFT, or Leadership Institute for Tomorrow, aims to help our students develop their real-world leadership skills. Introducing our students to leaders in our community and beyond is just one of the many opportunities provided by LIFT. 
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Interested in participating in Canterbury’s LIFT? Please email LIFT Director Rob Nelson at for more information.