Our Mission

The mission of the International Program at Cannon School is to promote global competency by broadening the experiences of students through travel, exchange, study, and service; to provide an avenue for thinking globally and acting locally; to develop a culture that encourages individual exchange and group travel.

Trips and Exchanges

The purposes of trips and exchanges include:

  • Develop global competency
  • Cultural exchange
  • Practice a foreign language
  • Student exchange immersion
  • Historical perspectives
  • Scientific inquiry
  • Personal growth
  • Service opportunity
Current families may contact Dr. Sylvia Simard-Newman, Upper School Coordinator of Global Studies, for more information on upcoming travel abroad opportunities for the academic school year. Also, peruse the many domestic and international enrichment programs listed in Family Connections, and visit the College Counseling PowerSchool Enrichment Programs pages.

Global Education Certificate

The aim of the global education certificate is to provide recognition for students who are globally minded and show the qualities of a global citizen. They have completed World History I and II, World Language I and II and the three requirements listed in the link below to obtain the certificate during Senior Night.

Please review these requirements for the Global Education Certificate.

Program Coordinator

For more information, please contact Upper School Coordinator of Global Studies Dr. Sylvia Simard-Newman.

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779