Fine and Performing Arts

Nowhere is the concept of experiential learning--a key component of our educational philosophy--more evident than in our fine and performing arts programs. For almost 50 years, Canterbury students have explored the worlds of music, visual, and performing arts, developing their skills and confidence with socially engaged performances and a spirit of collaboration.

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In the Lower School, students take music class once a week and participate in several musical performances and plays throughout the year. Learn more about Canterbury’s lower school arts curriculum.

Beginning in Middle School (Grade 5), students choose their arts elective once a semester. They are encouraged to try new activities, join clubs, and audition for productions in order to gain respect for the discipline required to master each of the arts. Learn more about Canterbury’s middle school arts curriculum.

Once artistic passions are discovered, they are fostered in the Upper School via a large offering of Arts courses (including Advanced Placement courses), affiliation clubs, and opportunities to perform and exhibit work. Learn more about Canterbury’s upper school arts curriculum.