Canterbury School Featured in Stroll Magazine.
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New York Times Best Selling Author, Charlie Lovett, to Visit Canterbury School January 11, 2023
Charlie Lovett, a New York Times bestselling novelist and playwright will visit middle school students at Canterbury School Wednesday, January 11, at 8:10 am in Phillips Chapel, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd. The author will speak to students about his newly released novel, “The Book of the Seven Spells,” a middle grade adventure in which four very different children discover a magical library.
“It’s exciting to have author Charlie Lovett on campus to inspire the next generation of writers,” said Harrison Stuart, Canterbury’s Head of School.
Lovett is a NC native, born in Winston-Salem and has a special connection with Canterbury School as lower school students performed his hit play “Snew White” for numerous years.
Canterbury School Celebrates Founders' Day October 14
Canterbury School, the only independent Episcopal school in the Triad, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary Friday, October 14 with a Founders' Day chapel service in Phillips Chapel located on campus at 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd. As the school continues to grow, this day commemorates those individuals who joined in the school's founding.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Kathleen Martin Barry, was a 6th grade student when the school first opened the doors on September 7, 1993, graduated in 1996 and is now a general pediatrician in Winston-Salem with Novant Health Twin City Pediatrics.
Canterbury Head of School Harrison Stuart said this of Dr. Barry, "Kathleen is the embodiment of everything a Canterbury graduate is: a kind servant leader who continues to live the Canterbury motto in every way. What a special way to celebrate our 30th year with a graduate who was with Canterbury from the start."
The Distinguished Service Award, an award established by the Board of Trustees in 1997 as a way to honor someone for exceptional service to the school, will be presented to Thomas "Tam" Milton. The Alumni Achievement Award, which was established in the school's 20th year to recognize alumni who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service during their time at Canterbury and after, will be presented to Cate Whitlatch, class of 2016.
This is the first in a series of upcoming events to celebrate Canterbury School's 30th Anniversary.
Canterbury to Host High School Night Oct 3
September 22, 2022
Canterbury School will host a High School Night from 6:30-8 pm, Monday, October 3, in Berry Hall located on the Canterbury campus, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd. This free event will provide students and their families with a comprehensive overview of high school options. Representatives from 26 schools, both locally and across the country, will be in attendance with information and displays so prospective students can learn more about their options. For additional information, contact Middle School Director Kathy Durham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham named Middle School Director
January 28, 2022
Canterbury wins service award
January 26, 2022
We're proud to announce that Canterbury has received the 2022 Kindness for King Award from the Volunteer Center of the Triad. Congratulations to all of our students, faculty, and parents for their service to our campus and wider communities. Learn more.
Outdoor leadership program earns front-page coverage
December 2, 2021
What a thrill it was to see photos of our 8th graders on the high ropes course on the front page of the News & Record! Many thanks to the paper for capturing this unique aspect of Canterbury’s middle school program. Click here for the full gallery.
Student artists recognized in News & Record
Oct. 25, 2021
We're so proud of our lower school student artists whose work was featured in the News & Record!
Armfield and Ferner honored at Founders' Day
Oct. 22, 2021
Canterbury School has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Adair Armfield, a champion of the school for nearly three decades. Adair and her husband Ed were early supporters of the school, and she served four terms on Canterbury’s Board of Trustees between 2004 and 2018. Additionally, as Chairperson of the Edward Armfield Foundation, Adair has been instrumental in leading the foundation’s continuing support for Canterbury over many years, including the establishment of the Armfield Scholars program, which recruits high-achieving students of color to Canterbury’s middle school.
Canterbury also presented the Alumni Achievement Award to Caroline Ferner ‘13. Caroline is a senior at Harvard University, where she is an ambassador for Harvard’s admissions office and a leader in organizations including Undergraduate Women in Business and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Caroline served as a summer international health fellow working on female health initiatives in Uganda for the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children and held an internship in Geneva, Switzerland, with the United Nations Office for Project Services, where she and other interns worked to ensure that tuberculosis is at the forefront of the global political agenda. After graduation, she plans to work with a biotech/life sciences consulting firm in the Boston area.
2020-21 Award Recipients
June 10, 2021
Congratulations to the Canterbury students to be recognized with awards for achievement in the 2020-21 school year.
- A. Burns Jones Award: Maddy Chandler
- Sterling P. Miller Award: Evie Wesney
- Marianne G. Bennett Drama Award: Sally Rose
- Sportsmanship Awards: Anne Adams and McAuley Davis
- Keean Scott Austin McElroy Award: Kerrigan Stemke
- Recorder Awards: 1st place - Presley Wagoner, 2nd place - Parker Frye and Colton Lynch
- Golden Paintbrush Art Awards: 4th grade - Nell McLean and Graham Farless; 5th grade - Anna Harron and Brayden Vines; 6th grade - Lucy Shoemaker and Joel Weikel; 7th grade - Janiya Brown and Jack Craven; 8th grade - Micah Chacon and Maddy Chandler
- Chatham Hall Science Awards: Treya McClain, Mattie Stinson, Beatrice Woods
- National Latin Vocabulary Exam: Gold - Micah Chacon; Silver - Treya McClain, Mariana Rello, Isabelle Simpson
- National Spanish Exam: Honorable Mention - Tracy Ayisah-Quaye, Sam Harron, Grace Haviland, Emma Pyrtle, Isabel Walker, Maggie Hu, Reese Yost; Bronze - Beatrice Woods; Silver - Courtney Jacobs, Bobby Young; Gold - Alexandra Woods, Maddy Chandler
Canterbury announces next Head of School
April 7, 2021
Canterbury School will welcome J. Harrison Stuart as its sixth Head of School this summer.
“Harrison has a national reputation as one of the most gifted up-and-coming leaders in Episcopal schools, and we are fortunate that he has chosen Canterbury as his next school home,” said Board of Trustees President Hank Lovvorn. “We are delighted that Harrison and his family are joining us and look forward to a bright future with him as our next Head of School.”
Harrison is currently founding Head of School at Episcopal School of Nashville, where he has helped create a school community with a focus on equity, inclusion, spirituality, and a commitment to each student.
“I am delighted beyond measure to accept this opportunity to become Canterbury School’s next Head of School,” he said. “Canterbury has cultivated a strong mission of service to developing the whole child within an inclusive and spirited school culture. As I engaged with Canterbury’s happy students, I experienced an authentic sense that the school is living this mission each and every day.”
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Photo of Canterbury selected for Time's Top 100
December 17, 2020
A haunting photo of Canterbury faculty packing up student belongings after the nation’s sudden lockdown in March has been selected for Time's Top 100 Photos of 2020.
“As we close a year unlike any other, we are humbled that Canterbury has become part of the historic record and proud of how far we have come to safely offer school in person this fall,” said Head of School Phil Spears. “Our students are learning and thriving together safely on campus.” Click here to read more.
2020-21 Reopening Plans
June 23, 2020
Canterbury School’s faculty and staff are thinking creatively and will use every tool in our disposal to ensure that all students and faculty can safely be on campus in person, full time, in August. We will take advantage of our spacious campus and modern facilities to create safe social distancing protocols for our community. Click here to learn more.
8th grader wins scholarship to Christ School in Asheville
March 11, 2020
In its first year of partnership between Christ School and the Howley Foundation, the program has identified and designated Morlue Eesiah, an 8th grader at Canterbury School, as its first recipient. The Howley Foundation dedicates scholarships to assist and help all students, regardless of economic means. Students are selected based on high academic achievement, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, and exceptional personal character.
Canterbury will host "X-Plan" author to discuss building a foundation of trust with our children
Feb. 27, 2020
The Canterbury Parents’ Association and Canterbury School’s Fund for Christian Ethical Living are pleased to welcome Bert Fulks to speak to our community in September. This event is free and open to the public.
CPA Parent Education Series: Bert Fulks
Tuesday, September 29, 7-8 p.m.
Berry Hall at Canterbury School, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd.
Bert’s simple parenting idea went viral several years ago: if your teenagers find themselves in a situation where they feel uncomfortable or trapped, they can text a family member an X. That family member will then call, giving the teen a way out while still maintaining their freedom.
Bert has expanded this concept in his book "X-Plan Parenting" to emphasize the importance of developing an allied relationship between you and your kids, instead of trying to be your child’s best friend or their adversary. When kids know parents have their backs, they can grow into who they were made to be.
Bert is a former teacher and a father of three. With nearly 30 years’ experience working with kids, Bert insightfully provides wisdom, understanding, and compassion to parents and kids. Contact us to purchase a copy of Bert's book.
Explore the Technology Tightrope
Oct. 31, 2019
Join the Canterbury Parents Association for an informative panel discussion about how we can help our children learn to use technology responsibly and safely. This panel is free and open to the public, but we encourage you to RSVP so that we can pass your questions on to the panelists.
Featured panelists will include:
Michaeline “Mikey” Jensen, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at UNCG. Her research focuses on the ways in which families and modern technologies (e.g. smartphones, text messaging, and social media) are related to youth mental health and risk-taking behaviors.
Mike Richey, deputy chief of the Greensboro Police Department. In addition to his experience in law enforcement, Mike understands the demands of parenting today as the father of a teenage daughter and as a youth group advisor.
Linda Bernard, middle school director at Canterbury School. A parent of two, Linda has more than 20 years of experience in middle school education, including nearly a decade as IT director at two previous schools.
Barkers honored with Distinguished Service Award
Oct. 30, 2019
Canterbury School has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Dan and Knox Barker, champions of the school for more than two decades. The Barkers both served terms on Canterbury’s Board of Trustees, in addition to the countless volunteer hours they dedicated as parents of three Canterbury alumni. Additionally, Dan chaired the committee on trustees, and Knox has served on search committees for head of school.
“Dan and Knox are distinguished contributors who believed and continue to believe in the mission of Canterbury School,” said 2nd grade teacher Tracy McIlwain, who presented them with the award. “They have given endlessly to this community … and enriched the lives of others with their generosity.”
By tradition, the recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are presented with medals designed by Canterbury students. This year’s award medals were created by 1st graders Maryam Rehman and Hadassah Lowery.
Canterbury launches 2019 Strategic Plan
Oct. 25, 2019
This week, Canterbury launched our new strategic plan, a roadmap to guide our planning and priorities over the next five years, with an impact for many years to come. The plan focuses on helping Canterbury grow even stronger in academics, leadership, and community engagement. We're excited about the future and can't wait for our community to get involved! Learn more at www.canterburygso.org/plan.
Oct. 21, 2019
Heartiest congratulations to James Haviland, middle school winner of the News & Record's Halloween Tales contest, and to his sister, Grace, whose story was excerpted. Follow this link to hear James read his story.
Wondering about your high school options?
Oct. 1, 2019
Get some answers at Canterbury’s High School Night.
Monday, Oct. 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Berry Hall, Canterbury School Campus
5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455
Representatives from public, independent and boarding schools will be available to answer questions in an informal setting.
The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP required. Click here for the full list of schools attending.
Canterbury alumni shine at Page
June 1, 2019
We are so proud of Sophie Maginnes '15, valedictorian of Page High School's class of 2019. Sophie is Canterbury's 19th valedictorian/salutatorian in the past 15 years. She will continue to excel at Duke University. Congratulations, Sophie!
Our heartiest congratulations also go to Jack LaFave ‘15, who received the Paul J. Puryear Most Ideal Student Award at Page High School this spring. The award honors students who demonstrate the ideals of a good student: active participation in activities, excellent conduct, good scholarship, and above all, a love for Page. Canterbury alumni Kathryn Coladonato ‘14 and Caroline Yarborough ‘12 are past recipients of this honor.
Free Summer Science Camp Offered For GCS Students
April 1, 2018
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Canterbury School are partnering to offer a fourth summer of the Canterbury Summer Science Academy, a one-week, all-day summer camp that is free for Guilford County Schools students. The camp is July 9-13, 2018. Applications are open to rising ninth graders in the Guilford County Schools. There are limited spots for rising 10th and 11th graders.
Applications are available here.
“The goal of the camp is to nurture students’ love of science through their high school years and produce a group of scientific-minded citizens who continue in a STEM post-secondary education and ultimately pursue a career in the sciences,” said Nicole Schutt, Canterbury’s curriculum coordinator and director of the Canterbury Summer Science Academy. “The connections these students make with the professors, teachers, and graduate students will hopefully follow them into college and beyond.”
The Summer Science Academy has been funded with a grant from a Canterbury supporter and supplemented with other donations. Applications are due May 31, and forms are available on the Canterbury website here or by contacting Nicole Schutt at email@example.com.
John O'Leary To Speak At Canterbury
Feb. 1, 2018
At the age of nine, John O’Leary was burned over his entire body. No one expected him to survive the first night. Despite months in the hospital, years of surgeries and therapy, and losing all his fingers, O’Leary survived and thrived. Today he is an author and motivational speaker.
His book, “On Fire,” is about the lessons he learned throughout his recovery and life. O’Leary now speaks to groups about resiliency, personal and communal strength, hope, and love. His inspiring message is that despite personal and professional challenges, we choose how to deal with adversity and live to impact others. He will be at Canterbury March 1 and spend the day talking with students and faculty and staff. His evening talk on March 1, at 7 p.m. in Berry Hall on the Canterbury campus, is open to the public.
O’Leary’s visit is underwritten by Canterbury’s Fund for Ethical Christian Living and is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, call 336-288-2007.
Distinguished Service Award Given At Founders' Day
Oct. 6, 2017
Canterbury School celebrated its 25th school year on Oct. 6 with a Founders’ Day service. During the service, held in Phillips Chapel on the Canterbury campus, the school recognized people who have contributed to its success.
Carol and Charles Lucas received the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes those who have made a significant impact on the life of the school. Carol Lucas served on the board of trustees from 1998 to 2008, chaired a variety of committees, and co-chaired the school’s first auction fundraiser. Charles Lucas co-chaired Canterbury’s most recent capital campaign, which raised more than $9 million, and is a volunteer coach for the school’s golf team. First graders Georgia Fowler, left, and Mason Hu, right, made and presented the service “medals.”
Immediate past trustees Laura Burton, Brad Hayes, Robb Hutchison, The Rev. Ginny Inman, Alison Medley, and Sam Simpson were thanked for their service on the board. Beth and Nick Heinzelmann were recognized as 2016-17 chairs of the Annual Fund.
Nationally Known Cyber Security Expert To Speak Sept. 27 at Canterbury
Sept. 14, 2017
Katie Greer, a recognized national expert in internet/digital safety and technology, will speak at Canterbury School on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Berry Hall on the Canterbury campus. Greer will help parents navigate the digital waters in a time when keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can seem overwhelming. Parents will learn about what’s new and what’s next when it comes to children and technology and leave with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe.
The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Greer has been featured in USA Today, TIME Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parents magazine, CNN and Inside Edition. She is a former intelligence analyst for the Massachusetts State Police, a former director of internet safety for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and an advisory board member of Internet Keep Safe Coalition.
Greer’s visit is funded by the Canterbury Fund for Christian Ethical Living.
High School Night Open To The Public
Sept. 17, 2017
Canterbury School’s High School Night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Berry Hall on the Canterbury campus, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd. in Greensboro.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about local public high schools, local independent schools, and a variety of boarding schools is welcome to attend. No reservation is necessary. Representatives from 40 high schools will be stationed at information tables stocked with admissions materials and will be available to talk to students and their parents in an informal setting.
The following local schools will be represented: Bishop McGuinness, Caldwell Academy, Greensboro Day School, Grimsley High School, Middle College at Bennett, New Garden Friends School, Page High School, Piedmont Classical High School, and Weaver Academy.
Boarding schools attending are: Asheville School, Baylor School, Blair Academy, Blue Ridge School, ChathamHall, Choate-Rosemary Hall, Christ School, Christchurch School, Culver Academies, Dana Hall School, Darlington School, Episcopal High School, Foxcroft School, The Hun School of Princeton, Madeira, McCallie School, Miller School of Albemarle, Milton Academy, Miss Porter’s School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Oldfields School, The Outdoor Academy, Randolph-Macon Academy, Saint James School, St. Margaret’s School, Saint Mary’s School, Salem Academy, Stuart Hall, Virginia Episcopal School, The Webb School, and Woodberry Forest School.
Canterbury Hires New Faculty And Staff
Sept. 9, 2017
The following people have joined Canterbury School’s staff: Paul Andrichuk, director of middle school; Martha Burford, middle school English and theology teacher; Paulette Evans, extended day teacher; Lindsay Guptill, middle school math teacher; Rebecca Hogarth, extended day teacher; Kristy Johnson, middle school math teacher; Elizabeth Klammer, middle school science teacher; Marisol Lopez, third grade teacher; Margaret Mulry, middle school Spanish teacher; the Rev. Hunter Silides, chaplain; Nyaa Vincent, extended day teacher; and Mara Whichard, extended day teacher.