We would like to recognize one of our freshman students, Conor T. ’23, who recently had the opportunity to represent the Global Premier Soccer (GPS) U.S. National Team in the GPS Spain U-15 International Tournament Ciutat de La Vall d’Uixó in Valencia, Spain.
Canterbury School is proud to once again embark on our annual school-wide Thanksgiving community outreach project with Nations Association Charities. With your help, our students will be making Thanksgiving happen for sixty families in need in the Fort Myers area this year.
Congratulations to our Model United Nations team for taking home six awards at the University of Central Florida’s KnightMUN Conference. We had 35 students head to Orlando for the event on October 25-27, 2019.
Our first-graders welcomed a very special guest earlier this month, Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson. In first grade at Canterbury, our students enjoy learning about community helpers like firefighters, police officers, doctors, librarians, and more.
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.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on two Theatre Arts students that have been co-starring in “The Crucible" at the Lab Theater. Kinley G. ’21 and Summer M. ’20 have been working on this fantastic rendition for the last three months and just completed a four-week run of the show while continuing with their rigorous school schedule as well as on-campus responsibilities and clubs.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on two seniors currently building their portfolio’s sustained investigations for the AP 3D Art and Design: Matthew L. ‘20 and Amelia M. ‘20.
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.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on our Cougar Vision Multimedia Team of Alex A .’21, Tyler B. ’23, Sam L.’23, William M. ’23, Osa N. ’21, Valerie P. ’21, Lauryn W. ’21, and Jake Z. ’23.
Three Canterbury students have been named as semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. Emily Javedan, who graduated with the Class of 2019 and is currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, as well as Ingrid L. ’20 and Amelia M. ’20, both seniors, have been named as semifinalists for the 2020 award.
On Friday, August 30, students in both our Middle and Upper Schools gathered together for the beginning of the semester Honor Assembly. These assemblies provide our school community a chance to reflect on the significance of our school’s Honor Code.
Canterbury School will be OPEN tomorrow (Tuesday, September 3, 2019). As a reminder, we follow the guidance given to and taken by the Lee County School District when it comes to any closures due to weather. We will provide any necessary updates via email, text notifications, our website, and through our social media channels.
Canterbury School is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and any potential impact the storm may have on our area in the next week. Our top priority is the safety of our students and our Canterbury families.
The Class of 2019 selected Alexander Goss to deliver a speech on behalf of the senior class. His remarks capture the warmth, camaraderie, and fun shared by the class. Read the full speech below or click here to watch a video.
On Friday, May 31, 2019, Head of School Rick Kirschner addressed the Class of 2019 one final time, sharing great words of advice before they headed off on their next adventure. You may read the full transcript of Mr. Kirschner's speech below or click here to watch a video.
We would like to recognize our Varsity Boys Lacrosse team for another amazing season! For the third year in a row, our Cougars brought home the District Championship trophy. They took on Riverdale on April 16 winning 9-2.
The National Latin Honor Society, sponsored by the Association for the Promotion of Study of Latin, is pleased to induct into the Canterbury School Chapter of the Society this wonderful group of students.
Canterbury students learned about leadership and the importance of taking risks during a visit from Ryan Benson, principal with A. Vernon Allen Builder, as well as Canterbury alumnus, class of 1999. Ryan spoke with our Upper School students on March 29, 2019, as part of our Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) Lecture Series.
Canterbury School is proud to announce that our Sail Away Extravaganza 2019 was a phenomenal success, raising a record-breaking $315,000! Funds raised from the event benefit Canterbury’s academic programs, arts, athletics, faculty professional development, as well as support need-based financial aid.
Congratulations to our students for an incredible performance at the 64th annual State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida STEM Competition, which concluded Thursday, March 28, with the Grand Awards Ceremony in Lakeland.
A small but fantastic group of our Upper School students ventured over to the east coast on Friday, March 29, 2019, for a STEM experience at Melbourne International Airport. It was an amazing day filled with several once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Canterbury held its first-ever induction ceremony for our school’s chapter of the National Chinese Honor Society. Chinese was first introduced to Canterbury’s World Languages Department in 2016-2017.
Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica recognizes “high achievement in Spanish or Portuguese and promotes the continuity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.”
Canterbury School is proud to share that our school recently received the Lighthouse Beam Excellence Award from McGriff Insurance Services, Inc. for achieving an excellent reduction in workers’ compensation experience in 2017.
We would like to recognize Makinna F. ’19 for not only being selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Senior State All-Star Girls Soccer game on March 2, but she was also named MVP!
Congratulations to our students who recently competed in the Lee County History Fair on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Fifteen students participated, entering eight different projects, and all of our students placed in the top three of their categories! Those who placed first or second will move on to the state competition in May.
On Friday, February 8, 2019, a group of our music students participated in the Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment by the Florida Bandmasters Association. All of our students performed at a high level earning Superior and Excellent ratings.
Canterbury School would like to congratulate our students on another incredible performance at the 2019 Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science and Engineering Fair on January 19, 2019. Our students took home more than 40 different awards!
Congratulations to Emily J. ’20 for winning first place in the STEM Research Poster Competition at the 2019 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium. The three-day conference was held at the University of Florida on January 27-29, 2019.
Take a group of 30 students, lock them inside the Canterbury’s Performing Arts Center for 24 hours, and ask them to craft an original show from scratch on a single unified theme. Welcome to Guerrilla Theatre!
Canterbury students learned about managing the transition from high school to college during a visit from Dr. Michael DeVaughn, our latest guest for our Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) Lecture Series.
Parenting, the hardest job you’ll ever love! We all need a little assistance sometimes. We invite our Canterbury Community to come for a “parent tune-up” from Patricia Stanley in her talk “Finding the Balance in Parenting” on Thursday, February 7, at 8:00 a.m. in the Ellenberg Library.
As part of our Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT), Canterbury School was pleased to welcome back our Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Sam Potolicchio, for a visit with our students and faculty this week.