I attended Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, IN
, for high school from 1990-1994.
It's a small, independent private school located in southwest Fort Wayne, IN
, near FWA
. It's a pre-K through grade 12 school; I attended 9th-12th grades.
It has very high, rigorous academic standards, and is well known for that. Over 90% of graduates go on to top colleges. When I graduated, I went on to Purdue University (and now attend King's College London, England).
Even more important, it's a school with a family atmosphere. Of all the public and private schools I attended, Canterbury was the ONLY one that accepted me as the person I am, despite my craniofacial anomalies and disabilities. (A stark contrast from my previous schools, where I was abused, rejected, and even threatened physically). I graduated with honors from there, and was well-loved by everyone there. Sometimes, when I'm home from England (a rare event now!), I go back and visit.
I had many opportunities while there. As a pianist, I played in their jazz band, and placed 1st in the ISSMA music solo contests. I began traveling worldwide while attending Canterbury. I made my first ever overseas trip--as a graduation present! I flew TWA to Spain and took a school tour of Spain. My most memorable experience was in my senior year, serving the required internship of my choice. For my mini-internship, I shadowed the very same physicians in the craniofacial clinic at James W. Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN
, who had treated me surgically for my facial anomalies!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)