Canterbury School Of Florida

Canterbury School Of Florida Photo #1 - Canterbury's Marine Studies program is for students in PK3 - Grade 12 and focuses on all aspects of marine science and environmental education. Our Cousteau Center for Marine Studies is a state-of-the-art 2,800 sq. ft. dedicated facility and learning laboratory. Local partnerships with a host of scientific institutions, a SCUBA crew, and international trips all expand student experiences.
Canterbury School Of Florida Photo #1 - Canterbury's Marine Studies program is for students in PK3 - Grade 12 and focuses on all aspects of marine science and environmental education. Our Cousteau Center for Marine Studies is a state-of-the-art 2,800 sq. ft. dedicated facility and learning laboratory. Local partnerships with a host of scientific institutions, a SCUBA crew, and international trips all expand student experiences.
Canterbury School Of Florida Photo #2 - Canterbury's faculty is second to none. They are highly dedicated to your child's success not just academically, but in life. Sixty percent of our faculty has advanced degrees. Four of our faculty members are AP readers, which means they grade national AP exams. Most faculty coach a sport or sponsor a club, allowing more opportunities for student-teacher bonding.
Canterbury School Of Florida Photo #3 - We are extremely proud of our student-athletes, coaches, fans, and parents. Their commitment to sportsmanship at the highest level has been recognized by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Six student-athletes signed to play at the collegiate level in the 2018-2019 school year. Additionally, 100% of sixth-grade students participated in at least one sport that year.
Canterbury School Of Florida Photo #4 - Nowhere is the concept of experiential learning--a key component of our educational philosophy--more evident than in our fine and performing arts programs. For almost 50 years, Canterbury students have explored the worlds of music, visual, and performing arts, developing their skills and confidence with socially engaged performances and a spirit of collaboration.
Canterbury School Of Florida Photo #5 - Our PK3 program is a nurturing, first school experience for young children providing hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities and a balance of play and discovery. A language-rich environment and thematic curriculum is built around books, music, movement, art, and play. Students enjoy: Music, Art, Library, Science Lab, Marine Studies, Spanish, and Physical Education.
  • Canterbury School of Florida is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for 3-year-olds through grade 12 that is located on two campuses in St. Petersburg, 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.
  • Canterbury welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.  We are committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders. Our learning community is highly collaborative, real-world focused, and research-based. Integration of digial tools extend conversations beyond the classroom and advance student-driven, global learning.
  • *Strong Character Education * 25 Advanced Placement courses * A one-of-a-kind Marine Studies program and Cousteau Center for Marine Studies * Makerspace and Innovation Lab * International Studies program that includes Mandarin Chinese for lower school students and Spanish for all students age 3 through grade 6 * Award-winning athletics and arts * Community service.

School News

  • CSFeatures Summer 2018 - 08/15/2018 - CSFeatures is a publication of Canterbury School of Florida, a PK3 - Grade 12 independent school in St. Petersburg, FL. CSFeatures covers the school's students, faculty, alumni, parents, and events.

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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 AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students481 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by GradeCanterbury School Of Florida Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican 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, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics 2, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US History,
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease see website for tuition rates which range from $7,750 for 5 fulls days of PK3 - $18,400 for Grade 12.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorColin Wyenberg
Admissions AssociateAmber Lavender


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, 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), Yearbook, Yoga, YUGA

School Notes

  • Premier Marine Studies program and curriculum in the state of Florida.
  • The 38 graduates of the Class of 2016 earned over $3.6 million dollars in merit scholarships.
  • The Class of 2016 had 3 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, and 2 National Merit Scholars
  • We offer 33 athletic teams for our students.
  • Canterbury has won the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Fred Rozell Sportsmanship Award for outstanding sportsmanship among the school's athletes, coaches, parents, and students five times in the last 15 years, most recently in 2016.
  • We have an award-winning performing arts and theater program. And in 2010 violin lessons become part of the music curriculum at the Lower School for grades 3 and 4. Violins are provided for all students.
  • Spanish is are required for all students in PK3 - Grade 6 and Mandarin Chinese for all students in PK3 - Grade 4.
  • The school has an unparallelled Character Education program. Canterbury students speak for themselves.
  • Students in Grades 3-8 participate in a one-to-one device program (iPads or ChromeBooks) loaded with digital textbooks and educational/study apps for use in class and at home. 

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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.
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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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