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REFLECTIONS FROM A WORLD TRAVELER
Katherine Dubina, Class of 2016


I had just turned 16-years-old in January of 2014. I remember getting my age wrong when the man at TSA asked me. I still believed I was young – yet I was about to leave the country for the first time in my life. My parents were frightened, to say the least, I had never traveled farther south than the Florida Keys, and now I was going to another country without them.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE CANTERBURY: A 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Amber Lavender


In 1968, Canterbury School of Florida was born. Its legacy is the product of passionate families of the St. Petersburg community over the past half-century. To commence a yearlong celebration, the Canterbury community came together on Friday, September 14 to rediscovery its history and pay homage to its humble beginnings.

Get Your Kids to Love Reading
Molly Smith, Upper School Assistant Principal

 

I read an article years ago that was tailored to anxious parents of preschoolers worried if their children were really ready for Kindergarten.  The author said that only two things really matter for a child preparing to enter Kindergarten: Does the child have rules at home? and Do you read to your child at home?

BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS AT THE 2018 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
By Dr. Kanika Tomalin

 

Congratulations, Crusaders! Canterbury School of Florida Class of 2018... You are fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. Your futures are the blue center light about to pop, and we cannot wait to go “Ahhh!” Because your pop - oh, it will be brilliant, awesome in fact. When we hear and see that pop, it will be you lighting the world.

THE LOVE QUILT PROJECT
Holly Wintrip, Middle School Faculty

 

LOVE… what does this mean to you?  For many it means a hug, acts of kindness, words of praise, and shared experiences. Acts of love are often inspired by personal experiences. Since 2012, Canterbury students have shown love to orphaned children in South Africa by participating in The Love Quilt Project.  

A RECAP OF UPPER CLASS TRIPS
Canterbury Students

 

The week after Spring Break, students in grades 9-12 immediately jumped into grade-wide adventures we call Upper Class Trips. These trips are not only learning experiences ranging from building a fire to exploring some of Florida's state colleges but are also opportunities for fellowship and leadership as a class.  No matter what the destination of the trip, this week is undoubtedly full of growing experiences for Canterbury's students. 

STUDENTS TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY AND CHANGE THEIR WORLDVIEW FOREVER
Gina Donovan, Director of International Studies

 

The International Studies Program at Canterbury is dedicated to teaching our students to become true global citizens. We do this by participating in various cultural events at our school and around the state, as well as engaging in international interactions, like exchange programs, international community service, and international travel opportunities. The International Studies Program mantra is “ Canterbury touches our world”. 

CANTERBURY'S HONOR CODE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO ME
Claudine Cieutat, Lower School Principal

 

I wanted to share Canterbury's Honor Code with you and explain what it means to me. Think for a moment about our changing and uncertain world. I remember when faculty, staff, and administration wrote the Honor Code and how much time, thought, and energy went into each phrase.