Canterbury continues to provide a relevant, proactive, and forward-looking approach to education in a time of accelerated change and evolving circumstances. Over the past few months, we have consulted with education and medical experts, researched best practices, and reviewed state and national guidelines to prepare for reopening this fall.
- Our mission: to develop the whole child by challenging the mind and nourishing the spirit in a diverse community guided by Judeo-Christian values.
- Supporting the health of students’ minds, bodies, and spirits; school days on campus with their teachers and other students are critical to our children’s healthy development.
- The safety of all members of our community, adult and child.
- Innovating with flexible academic plans that best facilitate students’ continued learning and growth, both on campus and at a distance, if necessary.
- The value of the Canterbury community to our students, parents, and faculty.
- Building empathy and resilience as we adapt to changing circumstances together.
- Empowering families with knowledge through frequent communication from the head of school, division directors, and teachers.
As an Episcopal school, the primary guide for Canterbury's approach to any challenge is the transforming wisdom, acceptance, and love of God. As a school, we agree that creating a community where all God's people are welcomed, safe, and loved is our primary responsibility. Only when all are welcomed, all are protected, and all are valued, can learning happen. In this Beloved Community, the health of every child and community member is as important as the maintenance of our connections to one another. The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend Michael Curry has provided a moving expression of our approach to being Beloved Community in a time of pandemic at this link.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- NC Department of Health and Human Services
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association of Independent Schools
- National Association of Episcopal Schools
- NC Association of Independent Schools
- Southern Association of Independent Schools
Health & Safety Task Force
- Nicole Chandler, MD, Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health
- Sriyesh Krishnan, MD, Greensboro Radiology
- Elizabeth Preyer, RN BSN, Cone Health Emergency Department
- Murali Ramaswami, MD, LeBauer Pulmonary Care
- Doug Shaw, MD, Guilford Medical Associates
- Matthew Wakefield, MD, Central Carolina Surgery
Board of Trustees (2019-20)
- Dr. Bolaji Bakare
- Felicia Cooper
- Marjorie Donnelly
- Dr. Beverly Grier
- Liddy Hall, CPA President
- Dr. Grant Haviland
- Todd Jorgenson
- Harriette Knox
- Hank Lovvorn, President
- Ed Pearce
- Jane Pope
- Philip E. Spears, Head of School
- John Speckhard
- Martha Stukes
- Will Sydnor
- Marti Tyler
- Barbara Van Cleve
- Brantley White
- The Rev. Milton Williams
- Adrienne Woods