Parents are not just making an educational decision, but deciding who they are giving permission to shape the hearts of their children. It is our desire that Canterbury be an extension of Christian parenting and a supplement to the children’s ministries of churches across our city.

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Canterbury functions:

• In partnership with the family (Eph 6:4)

• Alongside the Church (Eph 4:11-4)

• In our Neighborhoods, for the Sake of the Kingdom of God (1 Cor 9:19-23)


School culture is extremely important to us, and is certainly a defining trait of Canterbury—our culture is different. It is high discipline…and high fun! We think G.K. Chesterton said it best, “The chief aim of order is to give room for good things to run wild.”

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1.We are committed to classical education.
2. We seek to make disciples.
3. We desire to be a grace-filled culture, freely offering forgiveness and never keeping record of wrongs.
4. We are liturgical, believing God has ordained rhythms to order our habits and affections.
5. We value the cultivation of relationships between older and younger students.
6. We intend to foster a love for learning in our students.
7. We love to celebrate—rejoicing/feasting is a central aspect of the Church, therefore, as an extension of it, we seek to instill this spirit in our students—reinforcing anticipation and joy.
8. We educate in partnership with parents.
9.We value our a central location as an expression of our desire to prepare students as ambassadors of Christ in culture, rather than to see themselves as isolated from culture.
10. We intend to keep Christian Classical education affordable for all families.
11. We limit the use of technology because it has not proven to benefit students, compromises our commitment to learning ‘how to think,’ and reinforces our culture’s addiction to screens.
12. We value small class sizes, believing that we educate best in relationship with students.
13. We will maintain a focus on the arts as a means of cultivating taste and forming expression.
14. We see uniforms as beneficial—dressing for the occasion; taking learning seriously.
15. We respect homework limitations—as students begin to age, it will have a role, but overall, our desire is for kids to enjoy being kids, and that families not be fastened to homework for hours a day.