Canterbury School

5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro, NC 27455-0274
     Tel: (336)288-2007
Grades: PK - 8 | 377 students
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Canterbury School 's PreK-8 structure concentrates resources on the education of young children; our small size means every child is individually known and loved; we educate the whole child: mind, body and spirit; and as an Episcopal School, we have a tradition of strong academics in an environment that values diversity.
Canterbury School's mission is to develop the whole child by challenging the mind and nourishing the spirit in a diverse community guided by Judeo-Christian values. Our motto is To Learn, To Love, To Serve: To Live.
Canterbury's campus is approximately 35 acres in northeastern Greensboro, N.C. There are seven permanent buildings: lower and middle schools, a science and technology building, an athletic center, a chapel, an arts building, and a student center. Additional facilities include a library, playground areas, outdoor chapel, soccer field, pond, fitness trail, outdoor education center, extended day, and administrative offices.
Canterbury's after-school club opportunities include arts, intramural sports, drama, dance, microeconomics, Elementary Battle of the Books reading squad, Chess Club, Latin Club, and Chapel Choir.
Canterbury graduates go on to local magnet, specialty and neighborhood public high schools; local independent schools; and variety of boarding schools. Every year for the last 10 years, a Canterbury graduate has been valedictorian or salutatorian of a high school class.
Students in grades 5-8 can choose from eight seasonal sports team opportunities: soccer, lacrosse, cross country, golf, tennis, swimming, volleyball, and basketball. On average, 93 percent of our middle school students participate in sports.
Canterbury is the only school in Greensboro with a pond for water activities, a high and low ropes course, a climbing wall, and a nature and fitness trail. Through the Venture Out program, students in grades 1-8 learn cooperation, collaboration, listening, self-awareness, and goal setting.
Technology is embedded throughout all subject areas. Beginning in kindergarten, students use iPads in learning stations for reading, math, and problem solving. A one-to-one iPad initiative begins in 2nd grade and continues through the lower school. Every student in middle school uses an iPad.
Each year, the Canterbury lower school presents a Christmas program, with every kindergarteners through 4th graders playing a part. The performance gives even our youngest students the opportunity to become comfortable speaking (and singing) in front of a large group.
Canterbury's small size -- with about 40 students in a grade -- means that every child is known and loved.
Canterbury School is an independent PreK-8 Episcopal day school comprised of children, staff and parents with a vision and mission in scholarship and service.
Since its establishment in 1993, Canterbury has sought to educate the whole child by extending its program beyond the purely academic to provide an educational experience that nourishes mind, body and spirit.
As an Episcopal school, Canterbury has two fundamental characteristics.
First, it maintains the highest academic standards.
Second, understanding that academics alone will not provide guidance for a better world, it nurtures each child's spiritual core.
Canterbury is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The school is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools as well as other educational and professional organizations.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported 2 full-time resource specialists

Student Body

Total Students 377 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Canterbury School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,850
Tuition Notes Financial Assistance is available
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Admissions Director Kelen Walker
Admissions Associate Libba Lafave


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,

School Notes:

Please call to schedule a tour 336-288-2007.  The best way to learn more about Canterbury and the curriculum is to visit the campus in person.  Personal tours are available by appointment any day of the week.  Please also visit our website for Opportunities to Visit campus for Open Houses and other admission events.

Profile last updated: 02/02/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Greensboro Day School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greensboro Day School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Greensboro Day School (2.2 miles away)
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My children are receiving an incredible education! The teachers know how to engage and challenge children at every level. We all love the small community and gorgeous campus. I couldn''t ask for a better learning environment for my young children!
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