Canterbury School

Canterbury Christian School is a classical Christian school in California’s Silicon Valley. We are community-oriented and Christ-centered.

Our curriculum is rigorous, and our graduates have gone on to many prestigious colleges and universities, including the University of California, MIT, Stanford, and numerous other colleges and universities.

Our campus finds itself located in a beautiful, safe, and quiet residential neighborhood in Los Altos, California, near Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, and Cupertino.

Founded in 1974, Canterbury Christian School is the parish school of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. Canterbury is also a member of the Anglican School Association.

What is Classical Education?

Classical education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue through the study of the liberal arts and the Great Books. The liberal arts are the universal linguistic and mathematical skills students need to excel in every area of life. 

The Great Books are the means by which we pass on the cultural heritage of the Christian West. A mastery of both is the best way to prepare a child for a life of wisdom and virtue, and Canterbury School provides the tools for mastering these two essential elements of education.

A thorough study of Latin forms the foundation of a classical education, and the study of classical history and literature fosters a deep knowledge of Western civilization.