Canterbury's athletic program offers the opportunity for middle school students to participate in a variety of team sports. The comprehensive program promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, and athletic skill development in a healthy, competitive, and fun environment. Canterbury's no-cut policy allows all interested children in grades 5-8 to participate in sports at the most appropriate skill level for each individual. Team sports featured at Canterbury include swimming, basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, cross country, and golf for boys, and swimming, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, cross country, and golf for girls. The coaching staff makes every effort to place children on teams at the appropriate developmental level and expose students to athletics in a supportive environment. Students have the chance to compete with other independent schools and local public schools in the Triad area. Canterbury is one of five schools in the Triad Middle School Athletic Conference (TMAC).
Middle school students (including 5th graders) who would like to participate in sports must have a separate sports physical on file with the athletic department, found here. The Canterbury Athletics Medical Form must be filled out by the child's physician and submitted before the first day of practice or tryouts. A new form is required of all athletes each academic year. There is more information in the Canterbury Athletics Handbook, found here.