Mission and Core Values


Mission Statement

Canterbury School of Florida educates and nurtures the whole child in mind, body, and spirit in preparation for college and an honorable life as a responsible steward of our world.


Portrait of a Canterbury Graduate

Academically prepared
Models integrity and respects differences
Demonstrates leadership and self-discipline
Intellectually curious and explores possibilities
Approaches each day with enthusiasm and purpose
Views the world with empathy, humility, and compassion
Poised and confident


Core Values

We foster a love of learning by discovering and celebrating individual talents and skills through engagement with exemplary teachers in distinctive academic, artistic, athletic, and extra-curricular activities.

As an independent school in the Episcopal tradition, we instill and expect integrity, honesty, moral courage, personal accountability, respect, and compassion for others within the context of spiritual awareness.

Respecting the diversity of others and valuing the relationships uniting us as a school community, we inspire individual responsibility and a commitment to serve.

Honor Code

As a member of the Canterbury family,
I pledge to uphold my personal integrity,
promote equality and be respectful
and considerate.
I will be honest and sincere,
facing each day with a positive attitude.