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Canterbury School (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

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Established  1977
Faculty  119
Mascot  Cavalier
Headmaster  Bill Ennist
Phone  +1 260-436-0746
Number of students  1,025
Type  Independent, College Preparatory
Motto  Integritas in Omnibus (Integrity in all things)
Directors  Robert Schantz (HS), Ben Ottenweller (MS), Katie Burrows (LS), Cherie Bowen (EC)
Address  3210 Smith Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, USA
Athletics conference  Indiana High School Athletic Association
Similar  Homestead High School, Bishop Dwenger High Sch, Bishop Luers High School, R Nelson Snider High Sch, Carroll High School

Canterbury School is an independent, college preparatory day school for students age 2 through Grade 12. The school is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. This school has been ranked the best private school in Indiana by Niche as of 2014.


Canterbury was established in 1977, by several families, and others. Canterbury School opened at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Fort Wayne. It was a nondenominational, self-supported school with 89 students in kindergarten to grade 6. It sought to inspire and motivate students while instilling Christian values and morals, cultivating an appreciation for the fine arts, developing foreign language skills, and setting high standards for teaching and learning. It continued to grow and within three years, it outgrew its church setting. In 1980, it relocated to the vacant Fort Wayne Community Schools building on Covington Road. When Jonathan Hancock arrived as the fourth headmaster in 1983, he oversaw Canterbury’s expansion to grade 12. In 1987, the year the first seniors graduated from Canterbury, the school grew yet again, opening a campus for grades 9 to 12 on Smith Road. Programs for students as young as 2 were added that year, providing opportunities for children of every age to meet and embrace the educational challenges envisioned by those caring and dedicated parents who first served as an example of what can be achieved. In 2007-2008, the school expanded both campuses.


Canterbury School (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Wikipedia

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