Ketner Center, Canterbury’s first permanent building, was completed in 1997. Made possible by leadership gifts from the families of Ralph and Robert Ketner, the building served for many years as a gym and multi-purpose space. In 2014, it was renovated into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classroom building, and is now Ketner Science and Technology Center. It houses classrooms, labs, a maker’s room, a digital commons, and offices.
Armfield Hall became Canterbury’s middle school classroom building in 1999. It was named in memory of Britt M. Armfield, William J. Armfield III, Edward M. Armfield, and in honor of Britt M. Armfield II.
Phillips Chapel was made possible by a lead gift from Kermit and Monica Phillips. Designed by the well-known architectural firm Cram & Ferguson, the 450-seat chapel was dedicated in 2003 by The Rt. Rev Michael Curry, then bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. The gothic-style chapel features cathedral chairs rather than fixed pews, creating a flexible space. Stunning stained glass windows were designed and made in France.
Fry Hall was named in honor of Fielding Lewis Fry, a civic leader and mayor of Greensboro in the mid-20th century, by his son-in-law, the late Richard Reed DeVane. Completed in 2003, the building houses the lower school.
Kelly Bell Tower was given in honor of founding Board of Trustees President Richard Sterling Kelly III and his wife, Susan Stafford Kelly, for their role in the school’s founding. Donors included the Kelly and Stafford families, trustees, and friends. It was dedicated in 2004.
Berry Hall, a gift from the family of Ray and Beverly Berry, opened in 2005. It houses a stage for performances, event space, a catering kitchen, and room for students to eat lunch every day.
An anonymous donor made the lead gift for Stafford Arts Center, named for Aurelia Fulton Stafford, a Canterbury grandmother and Canterbury supporter. The building houses art, music, and dance classrooms in addition to offices, a conference room, and an art gallery. It was dedicated in 2009.
Haley Athletics Center opened in 2013. The facility holds two full-sized basketball courts, an above-ground track, workout room, classroom, meeting room, and training facilities. Canterbury grandparents Lynn and Mike Haley and their family made the lead gift.
Ketner Science and Technology Center first opened in 1997 as a gym and multipurpose building. It was reconfigured in 2014 to house state-of-the-art science and technology classrooms.
In 2016, Vetter Greenhouse was added to the commons side of Ketner Center. The greenhouse, given by Debbie and Steve Vetter, Canterbury parents and grandparents, was built in England and shipped in pieces to the United States. Specially trained builders put the greenhouse together.
Canterbury’s library has an impressive 18,300 items – mostly books, with some videos and audio books. With 325 students, the ratio of books to students is 56:1. The guideline for North Carolina schools is a minimum of 15 books per student for middle schools, and the NC Department of Public Instruction’s top grade for a school library – Outstanding – requires 20 books per student. All items in Canterbury’s library are carefully chosen by a librarian with a master’s degree in library science. Canterbury’s library and administrative offices are housed in buildings lovingly known as “cottages.” Construction will soon begin on P. David Brown Hall between Phillips Chapel and Fry Hall to house offices and the media center.