Canterbury School Of Florida

     Tel: (727)525-1419
Grades: PK - 12 | 442 students
Canterbury School of Florida is located on two campuses just two miles apart.
Hough Campus is home to students in PK3 - Grade 4, and Knowlton Campus is home to students in Grades 5 - 12.
With over 430 students in prekindergarten through grade 12, this co-ed, college-preparatory day school educates and nurtures the whole child in mind, body and spirit in preparation for college and an honorable life as a responsible steward of our world.
The school aims to help students discover individual talents while developing values, character and leadership skills.
A low student-teacher ratio, experienced faculty, a multitude of honors and AP courses, a one-of-a-kind, hands-on marine studies program, an international studies program that includes Mandarin Chinese for grades PreK - 4, award-winning athletics, award-winning arts and co-curricular opportunities provide an educational foundation for success at colleges and universities across the country.
Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, Canterbury welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 442 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Canterbury School Of Florida Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 52%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses American Government, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Governments, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Latin Vergil, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US History, 
Average SAT score 1990
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Please see website for tuition rates which range from $6,950 for 5 fulls days of PK3 - $16,500 for Grade 12.
% on Financial Aid 32%
Admissions Director Michelle Robinson


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 53 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Aquarium Club, ArtFest, Band, Battle of the Books, Black and White Photography, Chess Club, Chorus, Dance, Debate Club, Earth Force, Envirothon/Environmental Club, Fencing, French Culture Club, French Honor Society, Gourmet Club, Green Club, Homecoming, Interact Club, Junior Classical League/Latin Honor Society, Junior Thespians, Junior-Senior Prom, Literary Club, Marine Science Outreach, Math League, Model Airplane Club, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, OceanBowl, People of Peace (P.O.P.), Prom Committee, Recycling Team, S.A.D.D. Chapter, Science Fair, Scouting, Scuba Venture Club, Sea Camp, Show Choir, Spanish Honor Society, Spell Binders (Spelling Bee), Sports Talk, Student Ambassadors, Student Council - Middle School, Student Council - Upper School, Student-Athlete Leadership, Tampa Bay Envirothon, Tech Theater, Thespian Troupe 4637, Tween Angels (Internet Awareness), YUGA, Yearbook, Yoga Aquarium Club, ArtFest, Band, Chess Club, Chorus, Dance, Debate Club, Earth Force, Fencing, Gourmet Club, Green Club, Homecoming, Interact Club, Literary Club, Math League, OceanBowl, Prom Committee, Recycling Team, Science Fair, Scouting, Sea Camp, Show Choir, Sports Talk, Tech Theater, YUGA, Yearbook, Yoga, Battle of the Books,
Black and White Photography,
Envirothon/Environmental Club,
French Culture Club,
French Honor Society,
Junior Classical League/Latin Honor Society,
Junior Thespians,
Junior-Senior Prom,
Marine Science Outreach,
Model Airplane Club,
Model United Nations,
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
People of Peace (P.O.P.),
S.A.D.D. Chapter,
Scuba Venture Club,
Spanish Honor Society,
Spell Binders (Spelling Bee),
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council - Middle School,
Student Council - Upper School,
Student-Athlete Leadership,
Tampa Bay Envirothon,
Thespian Troupe 4637,
Tween Angels (Internet Awareness),

School Notes:

  • February 2012 - Canterbury was named the first and only school in the WORLD to be a Cousteau Divers partner school, based on its premier Marine Studies program and curriculum.
  • The Class of 2012 earned over $3.1 million dollars in merit scholarships, and 33% of the class were recruited to play NCAA collegiate athletics.
  • For third time in 10 years, Canterbury won the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Fred Rozell Sportsmanship Award for outstanding sportsmanship among the school's athletes, coaches, parents and students.
  • In 2011-2012, FHSAA ranked Canterbury #1 OVERALL for athletics in Division 2A.
  • In 2011 the softball team won State Championship. Softball team ranks 10th in the nation. Also in 2011, baseball, girls' basketball, girls' swimming, softball and volleyball teams all place among the Top 10 all-academic teams in the state.
  • In 2010 violin lessons become part of the music curriculum at the Lower School for grades 3 and 4.
  • Both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese are required for all students in PK3 - Grade 6.
  • The school has an unparallelled Character Education program. Canterbury students speak for themselves.
  • Students in Grades 3,4 and 6 receive an iPad loaded with digital textbooks as well as educational and study apps for use in class and at home.

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School Reviews

1 year ago
At Canterbury my daughter is overcoming her shyness, excelling in math, and learning to be the best version of herself. We are so fortunate to have found a school community that is incredibly accepting of who she is, but refuses to accept less than her best.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
We looked at many private schools and were most impressed with the atmosphere at Canterbury. We enrolled our daughter and have found an academically rich environment that is integrated with enrichment programs. In addition, the focus on character building creates an atmosphere where good behavior is the norm. We made the right choice; our daughter is very happy.
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