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.
Canterbury offers a number of sports teams for 5th-8th grades. The Cougars are an inaugural member of the in Central Carolina (Middle School) Conference (CCC). Fall sports usually include: boys' soccer, girls' volleyball, girls' tennis, and a co-ed cross country team. Winter sports usually include: boys' basketball, girls' basketball and a co-ed swim team. Spring sports usually include: girls soccer, boys tennis, and a co-ed golf team.
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.