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Leadership - Ethics - Advocacy - Dignity - Service

Humanitas cum Misericordia: “Enlightenment with Compassion"

CSF's educational focus on character and service values is exemplified by the Canterbury LEADS program, fostering leadership, character, and a service-oriented mindset to prepare students as responsible global citizens who connect classroom learning to real-world issues and cultivate relationships for applying skills beyond school with guidance from LEADS advisors.


Honor Code

Students are taught the Honor Code beginning in PK3 and its principles of honesty, respect, and consideration are reinforced through graduation, shaping Crusaders’ interactions and decisions with peers and adults and fostering an environment of integrity and respect conducive to academic learning and personal growth.


Canterbury creates unique opportunities for students to see their community and its needs then make a difference through service.

Fatima, Class of 2024

The Class of 2024’s 28 seniors completed over 4,234 service hours in four years.

Community service is a core component of the Canterbury education, aligned with the school's mission to cultivate responsible stewards of the world, instilling in students a sense of obligation to improve their communities. Beginning in PreK and continuing through graduation, students engage in a wide range of service projects, fostering empathy, leadership, and a commitment to making a difference locally and globally, with all members of the community actively participating in service initiatives tailored to each developmental stage.

Above and Beyond

Our program is purposefully structured in such a way that there are projects and initiatives that fit nearly any student schedule. Chances to volunteer are everywhere. With opportunities to serve after school, in the evenings or on the weekends, there is a way for every Canterbury student--from a varsity athlete to a committed Thespian or musician, to a concerned citizen looking to create change in the community--to make a difference.


Service Learning

Canterbury's longstanding commitment to community service provides students with hands-on opportunities through LEADS and CSF, fostering relationships that promote independence and growth. Students emerge as empathetic problem solvers, empowered to actively shape the world they envision.

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Dive a Little Further into our Program

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey? In our LEADS program, we believe in the power of guidance, growth, and genuine connections. Whether you’re a lifelong Crusader or just starting out, our program offers a nurturing environment where interpersonal skills converge to prepare our students for life after Canterbury.


Our buddy program bridges experience with enthusiasm, fostering a dynamic exchange where our older crusaders guide and inspire our younger crusaders.

Digital Literacy

 In today’s interconnected world, digital skills are essential. We’ll equip you with the tools to navigate the digital realm confidently. From mastering online communication to understanding cybersecurity, we’ve got you covered.


Our experienced advisors are here to share their wisdom, insights, and practical advice. From career choices to personal development, they’ll be your compass in the ever-evolving landscape.


Kindness & Respect

Sampson Smiles! As future leaders, we believe in leading with empathy and integrity. Our program emphasizes not only professional growth but also the importance of giving back. Kindness is contagious, and together, we’ll create a ripple effect of positive change.


New Student Onboarding

The Compass program plays a pivotal role in helping new students in grades 5-12 smoothly transition to the school environment by pairing them with buddies and offering tailored onboarding sessions. Through these personalized interactions and orientation activities, newcomers not only find support and guidance but also quickly assimilate into the school community, fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie.

Draw the Circle Wide

Canterbury has an array of offerings in many different areas. At Canterbury we promote student engagement in their areas of comfort, but also encourage, offer, and support opportunities to learn something new, outside of your comfort zone.