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Welcome to Canterbury Elementary School
The mission of Canterbury Elementary School, in partnership with home and community, is to promote interactive student learning through a positive, caring environment in which self-worth is enhanced and a life-long commitment to learning is developed.

Canterbury Elementary School
67 Kitt Rd.
Canterbury, Connecticut 06331
Phone: (860) 546-6744

Fax: (860) 546-6742


Canterbury Elementary School, as reported by Principal Sarah Cary:

We, at CES, came back to school in the beginning of 2016 ready to learn!  Our students continue to make great progress in reading, writing, and mathematics.    We participated in many special projects during the first half of the year.  For example, the third grade just finished a recycling unit (pictured above)  in which the final project was to make something new from recycled objects.  They made such things as robots, pencil holders, bird feeders, and stuffed animals.  Their projects are on display in our foyer.   We continue to have assemblies which recognize our students’ achievements in music, art, and reading.  We also honor them for their citizenship and academic excellence.  Our faculty is also involved in learning new things as we integrate technology into our classrooms and attend workshops on new trends in physical education, writing, math instruction, and academic needs of young children.    Our PTO remains very active and is planning to bring us assemblies and other fun activities, like Field Day,  this spring.    Our families continue to reach out to us and together we partner to meet the needs of all our children.  We are lucky to have such a dedicated staff and community.  Thank you to the community for your generosity during the holidays for gifts and boots for those in need. We wish you a healthy and happy new year.

2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

The Canterbury School Readiness Council is accepting applications for preschoolers to be included in a lottery for a half-day, nationally accredited preschool program (NAEYC).  All students must attend the screening to be included in the lottery.  For more information, please call (860) 546-6744 beginning February 8th.


School Calendar

Lunch Menu

Breakfast Menu

June 2

2:00 Assembly
June 3

Field Day

June 6 4th Grade Trip to Mystic Seaport
June 7 PK Field Trip to Hart's Greenhouse
June 9 3rd Grade Field trip to the Audubon
June 10

9:00 – Kindergarten Celebration

6:30 – Canterbury Arts Alive! Play

June 13

8:45  Preschool Celebration

3:00 – 5:00 Grade 4 Fun Day

June 15

9:00 – 4th Grade Send Off

Last Day of school/ Early Release Day (12:00)


What is the H.U.G.S. (Human Understanding and Growth Services) program at C.E.S.?

The HUGS program focus is school success!! It is a program to help selected students who may benefit from extra support with transitioning in their school environment.

Child Associate, Amy Marsalisi, is a trained professional in education. Working under the supervision of the School Counselor, Psychologist and Art teacher; she will partner with them to address the student’s needs.
All funding is through a State of Connecticut Education Grant. This Education Grant was prepared and written by the CES School Principal, Ms.  Ferguson.

In the program, children meet with the child associate for a 30 minute session once a week. Every effort is made so that this time does not interfere with the child’s academic instruction. During this time, children will be given the opportunity to choose their own activities. This provides them with an opportunity to improve their self-confidence and enhance positive feelings toward school.

For further information call Amy Marsalisi at CES or amarsalisi (at)

Canterbury Public Schools | 45 Westminster Road, Canterbury, CT 06331-1538 | tel: (860)546-9421