Founded in 1915 and still guided by lay Roman Catholics, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self Reliance The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values–Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance–where students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experiences a broad and challenging program in a small school setting. The Schools educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic development, artistic enrichment, and spiritual growth and strives to ensure a superior experience that prepares students for leading colleges and universities and for life. With its rigorous and humane approach to students, both in and out of the classroom, Canterburys program inculcates vital intellectual and ethical habits of mind. The School sees all students as individuals, encourages them as necessary, challenges them as appropriate, and inspires them to become moral leaders in a complex, secular world.