Canterbury High School

  • Founded in 1969
  • 1200 students
  • No review yet. Be the first!

As a learning community, Canterbury High School's goal is to nurture well-being and excellence in students by challenging them with the best academic, artistic, and extra-curricular worlds while presenting a safe and caring learning environment.

About Canterbury High School

Welcome to Canterbury High School

Canterbury High School, founded in 1969, is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, high school in the Urbandale neighborhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  From 1969 to 1976, Canterbury allowed a technical program based on Aerospace Engineering. The shops offered Air-frame and other aviation-based technical studies. The school later, as a result of a specialized schools program, became an arts magnet school for the Ottawa-Gatineau region and has since drawn attention for its success in nurturing a very creative and inclusive environment for learners.

Principal: Alan Johnson


Arts Canterbury, established in 1983, is a specialized Program of the Arts in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. The Arts Canterbury Program offers students the opportunity to fulfill their high school graduation requirements while studying one of these five Art disciplines in depth:



Literary Arts

Music (Winds/Percussion, Strings or Vocal)

Visual Arts

There is an excellent variety in the school population that is respected and encouraged. As a result, Canterbury High School students are motivated, creative, energetic, and committed to their studies, school, and community. 

Special Alumni:

Jordan Tannahill, playwright

Emma Taylor-Isherwood, actress

Sally Taylor-Isherwood, actress

Martin Gero, writer/producer

Emma Portner, dancer/choreographer

Gary Roberts, hockey

Jeremy Roberts, politician

Vik Sahay, actor

Paul Gerard Giles Cardinal, physics researcher and director at Research in Motion

Alexander Carson (filmmaker), filmmaker

Penelope Corrin, actress/comedian

Stephen Gray, rugby player

Jessica Holmes, actress/comedian

Jonathan Hobin, photo-based artist

Liam Wilson, student

Nick Boynton, hockey

Brian Campbell, hockey

Ashton Baumann, swimmer

Mark Bell, hockey

Raoul Bhaneja, actor/musician

Ty Olsson, actor

Richard Parry, musician/Arcade Fire

Michael Peca, hockey

Shean Donovan, hockey

Matthew Edison, actor/playwright

Jenny Galt, musician

Simon Huck, PR executive/reality star

Peter Hume, politician

Alyn McCauley, hockey

Moira J. Moore, author

Stephanie Moore, actress/writer

Hannah Moscovitch, playwright

Clubs and Sports:

Basketball - Youth Connections Ottawa- Yoga Club- Wrestling - Tennis - Shakespeare Club - Soccer - Key Club- Curling - Christian Club - Canterbury Athletic Association - Fashion Show - Feminist Club - K-Pop Club - Me to We Club-  Anime Club - Computer Programming-Radio Free Canterbury (RFC) - Track & Field- Pride Club- Film Club - ASCO - and more....

What do students and parents think about Canterbury High School?

Average rating: 0 / 5

No reviews

Newest reviews:

Be the first one, add your experience about this school!

Add your Review about Canterbury High School:

How do I contact Canterbury High School

Grades and Fields




School Tweets

Search others

Report this school or content

Nearby Schools in Ottawa

Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest High School

Did you know that Logan Couture, Terry McGurrin, Dale Potter
(Secondry) High School
OMS Montessori

OMS Montessori

OMS Montessori is a not-for-profit private school in Ottawa.
(Secondry) High School
Académie Westboro Academy

Académie Westboro Academy

independent Westboro Academy is a non-profit, registered cha
(Secondry) High School
The Element High School

The Element High School

The vision of Element High School is supporting inquisitive,
(Secondry) High School
Ottawa Technical Secondary School

Ottawa Technical Secondary School

The Ottawa Technical Secondary School is located on Donald S
(Secondry) High School
Brookfield High School

Brookfield High School

Brookfield High School is a high-quality high school in Otta
(Secondry) High School

Report school content

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you personalized advertising. To find out more, read our privacy policy.

Login or Signup