Canterbury Community Nursery School

Canterbury Community Nursery School’s philosophy of educating children is based on the learning theories of Jean Piaget.
He demonstrated that children learn best when they are experiencing the world around them through the power of play.
Canterbury is committed to providing children with the tools and guidance they need to learn.
We view teachers, children and facilities as a partnership in helping the whole child develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
We are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) through ELL Association for Early Learning Leaders.
Every year, approximately 135 families enroll their children at Canterbury to give them the best possible start to learning.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool

Student Body

Total Students
135 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Mia White

School Notes

  • Quick Facts: Year Established: 1978 Year Accredited: 1998
  • Is a not-for-profit, school for children ages: 16 months to 5 1/2 years old
  • Current Enrollment: 135 children
  • Program Hours: Jr. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Full Day Jr. Kindergarten 8:00 am to 2:00pm and Preschool 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Early Morning Drop Off: 7:30 am, Monday through Friday
  • Afternoon Enrichment 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Teacher/Child Ratios: 2/14
  • School Term: August through May
  • Canterbury has been part of the Richmond educational community for over 40 years. We are a not for profit (501(c)3) secular preschool, dedicated to providing high-quality programs for children ages 16 months to 5 ½. We believe in partnering with families, working together to meet the developmental needs of children.We recognize and respect children as unique individuals – each with varied learning styles and developmental needs.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Canterbury Community Nursery School?
The application deadline for Canterbury Community Nursery School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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Canterbury is a wonderful school. The teachers are great educators, Open Time and the play-based curriculum is how children should learn. My children loved Canterbury and still have friends they met while there.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool
  • Enrollment: 135 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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