At Canterbury School of Florida, we believe that education is about more than just academics; it is about developing students of the highest character. We strive to instill superior standards of behavior, empathy for others, self-advocacy and a strong sense of personal responsibility in each student. The results? Our students speak for themselves. The Center for Curriculum Redesign agrees that character plays an integral role in the elements of a 21st century education.
Leadership opportunities are an important part of each student’s Canterbury experience. Examples of leadership opportunities in middle and upper school include:
- Class officer
- Student Council representative or officer
- Tutor working with younger students in Lower and Middle School
- Community service project leader
- Club officer
- Yearbook editor
- Athletic Team Captain
- Athletic Team Manager
- Student Ambassadors who work with the Admission Office to tour families and partner with visiting students
- National Honor Society member, providing tutoring assistance to upper school students
Character in the Classroom and on the Field
Take a tour with one of our student ambassadors and you'll see why character counts at Canterbury
. The entire school day is a lesson in character. As students learn to listen and discuss with one another in class, as they take responsibility for their school work and their hallway interactions, as coaches encourage them to give their best and bring out the best in others, they are learning to live the crucial aspects of character. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) agrees, and has awarded Canterbury's athletic program with the Fred Rozell Sportsmanship Award
four times in the last ten years.
The Honor Code is taught to all students beginning in PK3 in the form of a song, one that they never forget. It establishes the principles of honesty, respect, and consideration for others that continue to guide them in Upper School and beyond in their interactions and choices with peers and adults. It sets clear expectations and supports an atmosphere of integrity and respect for others that enables both academic learning and personal growth to flourish.
Canterbury School of Florida Honor Code
As a member of the Canterbury family,
I pledge to uphold my personal integrity,
promote equality and be respectful
I will be honest and sincere,
facing each day with a positive attitude.