Student Organizations

KCA DeSoto student organizations are designed to encourage students to explore their interests and promote responsibility and student leadership. New organizations form each year as students’ interests emerge.

KCA DeSoto offers the following student-led organizations

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Art Club

Grades 9 – 12

Students expand on the foundational art concepts learned in art class and develop a deeper appreciation for artistic expression. Art Club explores art history and incorporates hands-on experiences. Students are taught to embrace creativity and are given the opportunity to showcase their work on campus and in local art exhibits.


Grades 9 – 12

Students compose persuasive position essays, formulate and pass resolutions, speak in public, develop parliamentary tactics and caucuses. Our debate team competes in national conferences hosted by Georgetown University, The University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Texas.

The Associated Students of KCA DeSoto (TAS)

Grades 9 – 12

TAS is responsible for planning and executing high school parties, dances, pep rallies, coffeehouses, movie nights, prom, fundraising and other events.

The Honor Council

Grades 6 – 12

Members are stewards of our academic commitment to the Principles of Honor that govern students’ behavior both inside the classroom and around campus. Members are committed to pursuing excellence in every area of life.

National Honor Society (NHS)

Grades 9 – 12

Acceptance is based on scholarship, leadership, character and community service. NHS members partner with Habitat for Humanity on volunteer projects and lead a peer-tutoring program to help students excel academically.

Multi-Cultural Club

Grades 9 – 12

The Multi-Cultural Club is designed for students to dive deeper into foreign cultures and explore social norms and customs. Students celebrate cultural traditions, watch critically acclaimed films and prepare exotic dishes.


Grades 10 – 12

Equipped with state-of-the-art software, students create yearbook themes and designs fitting for the school year. Members learn and perfect the following skill set: Interview, Writing techniques, Photography, Sales, Marketing strategies, Team management. Students compile design work into a professional portfolio that will serve as an effective tool for future job interviews.


Before and After School Care (pre-k-grade 8)

Canterbury welcomes families to participate in our Before and After School Program for students enrolled in pre-kindergarten – Grade 8.

Before School Program
7–7:30 am

Students enrolled in the Before School Program are given the opportunity to quietly visit with friends, eat breakfast, read and comfortably transition into the start of their school day.

AFter School Program
3:30 - 6 pm

Our after-school enrichment program offers students the opportunity to have fun and pursue their passions in areas of interests in a safe Christian environment after-school. Your child will participate in a variety of after-school activities that will hold them accountable to complete their schoolwork and encourage them to explore their passions and build their skill set.

After-School Program Offerings:

  • Library access
  • Gym and playground access
  • Homework Assistance
  • Nutritious Dinner

School Holidays

Although Canterbury will be closed during school holidays, our After School Program stays open for parents who do not have the workday off.

During school holidays, we plan fieldtrips and educational activities to provide students with culturally enriched experiences.

Field trips include but are not limited to:
  • Texas State Fair
  • Ice sculpture at the Gaylord Texan
  • Roller skating at the park
  • Dallas Aquarium
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Ross Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center


Students enrolled in Canterbury’s Elementary and Middle School programs are eligible to participate in the After School Program (ASP).


Once availability is confirmed, you will receive registration instructions and payment options from our After School Program.

After School Program Curriculum

The After School Program incorporates the Seven Developmental Pathways into the curriculum The Seven Developmental Pathways include the following key areas:

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Engaging in devotions to maintain a biblical focus

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Fostering self-worth of each child and developing self-care skills

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Developing personal and interpersonal social skills

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Providing assistance with homework and tutoring as needed

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Full access to the CCA library for quiet study time

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Enrichment activities to actively engage in learning

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Physical activities to develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, team building and promote overall health

After School Program Schedule

Daily Hours of Operation:

3:30 - 6 pm

Open Designated School Closings:

7 am - 6 pm - Refer to school calendar for complete list of school closings

Open Early Dismissal Days:

12:30 - 6 pm

Please reach out to our Enrollment Director to learn more about our After School Program.

Community Service Information

At Canterbury, we are committed to empowering students in their moral understanding and awareness of values and viewpoints beyond themselves. Students are expected to be outstanding citizens by serving in our local community.

  • Collect canned goods, gifts and clothing for local shelters
  • Decorate buildings at Old City Park at Christmas time
  • Perform at local nursing homes
  • Manage the school-wide recycling program
  • Perform at local citizenship ceremonies
  • Write grant application letters to charities
  • Fundraise
  • Student donations

In Middle School, students begin to take a more independent approach to service. Students participate in the following service opportunities:

  • Volunteer at the North Dallas Food Bank

  • Make student donations

  • Tutor and mentor elementary students

High School Cougars are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Volunteer at Charleton Methodist Hospital

  •  Serve with Habitat to Humanity

  • International mission trip

Canterbury students report their community service hours with the Accountability Sheet and return completed form to the front office.

If you have any questions regarding community service, please Contact Us

Summer Reading Assignments

Canterbury’s Summer Reading List is incorporated into the curriculum to prepare students for studies in Humanities. Each student is expected to read all selections for their anticipated grade level to be equipped for classwork in the fall.

If you have any questions or concerns,

College Advising

Our college-advising department is dedicated to find the best college fit that aligns with students’ strengths, abilities, interest and aspirations. Canterbury’s college advising staff strives to support students in their college education selection and application process.
Through multiple meeting sessions with students and their families, our college advisors dive deep into the interest and academic abilities of each student.
The college advising process works alongside a supportive, caring faculty and Canterbury’s rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

College Advisor Roles:
  • Meet with students as they develop their potential college list
  • Guide students as they prepare their college applications
  • Always be accessible and available to assist students and parents
  • Assist with financial aid
  • Write letters of recommendation to prospective universities

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