Our Mission, as a school for quality learning, is to provide a people-focused, supportive, and challenging environment within which every learner (meaning both staff and students) joyously pursues quality in both behavior and learning, becoming a lifelong self-evaluating, productive, caring, and responcible member of the diverse and constantly changing world. Our research in determining the achievement of our students supports our efforts. Canterbury students gain on average, two full grades in reading comprehension in a single year. They are entering college with reading levels as much as three grades ahead of the typical incoming freshmen. The ultimate goal of Canterbury High School is both simple and profound: to teach students to accept personal responsibility for their actions, respect others, and combine their very best efforts to tackle the complex problems they are certain to face in the 21st century.