Canterbury School (Connecticut)
101 Aspetuck Avenue
|Type||Private, Day & Boarding School|
|Motto||"Supercertari semel traditae sanctis fidei"|
(To fight valiantly for the faith once delivered to the saints)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founders||Nelson Hume and Henry Havemeyer|
|Head of School||Rachel E. Stone|
|Chaplain||Rev. Timothy S. Valentine|
30% day (2016-17 school year)
|Average class size||12|
|Student to teacher ratio||6:1|
|Campus size||150 acres (2 km²)|
|Color(s)||Navy and Columbia Blue|
|Sports||18 sports, 46 JV/Varsity Teams|
|Accreditation||New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Publication||Carillon (literary magazine)|
|Endowment||$20 Million |
|Tuition||Day – $44,450|
Boarding – $58,600 as of 2017-18
|Director of College Counseling||Sarah Ferland|
|Dean of Faculty||Wright Danenbarger|
|Dean of Students||Peter LaVigne|
|Dean of Academics||Sue Roberts|
|Director of Admissions||Matt Mulhern|
|Athletic Director||Jim Stone|
Canterbury School is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day independent school for students in Forms III through VI (grades 9-12 and post-grad). It is located in New Milford, Connecticut, United States.
Canterbury was founded in 1915 on the aspiration of two men: Henry O. Havemeyer, scion of a wealthy family which made its fortune in sugar refining, and Nelson Hume, a Catholic schoolmaster. They intended to establish a Roman Catholic school where young men could be guided in their religion and be prepared to attend Ivy League universities.
The school was established in New Milford, Connecticut, on the location of the former Ingleside School for Girls. Hume became the first headmaster of the school. From its start with 16 enrolled students, Nelson Hume guided the school through two world wars and the great depression until his death in 1948. He was succeeded as headmaster by Walter Sheehan, John Reydel in 1973, Roderick Clarke in 1978, Thomas Sheehy in 1990, and Rachel E. Stone in 2016. Canterbury became co-educational in the fall of 1971. The school now enrolls around 320 boarding and day students on its campus in New Milford. Canterbury School celebrated its centennial in 2015.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Cofer Black '68, Vice-chairman, Blackwater USA
- Joseph Campbell 1921, Mythologist, professor, author
- David C. Copley '70, President of Copley Press
- Richard Dickson Cudahy, '44, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- Mike Dunham '91, NHL goaltender
- Dominick Dunne '44, Writer, producer, TV personality
- Tommy Edison '81, popular blind YouTuber and radio traffic reporter
- Mel Ferrer '35, Actor, producer, director
- William Randolph Hearst III '67, Venture capitalist; T=-trustee of Hearst Trust
- John Hemingway '79, Author 
- John F. Kennedy, attended, President of the United States
- Donovan Mitchell (basketball), attended, NBA guard and 1st round draft pick
- Sargent Shriver '34, Diplomat, Peace Corps organizer, vice-presidential candidate
- Trevardo Williams '09, NFL linebacker
- Jimmy Lee (banker) '71, former Co-Chairman of JPMorgan's investment bank.
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