Founded in 1968, Canterbury School of Florida is a college preparatory, independent school located on two campuses in St. Petersburg, Florida. Canterbury serves students in grades Pre-K 3 through 12, emphasizing academics, character education, community, and spirituality in the Episcopal tradition.
Canterbury is recognized for its dedication to student success, providing unique opportunities to learn through exploration, conversation, and connection.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 406 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Canterbury School Of Florida ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
406 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Canterbury School Of Florida Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics 2, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US History
Average ACT score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms PK3 - Grade 8)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please see website for tuition rates which range from $6,100 - $9,700 for PK3 - $22,600 for Grade 12.www.canterburyflorida.org
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please see the website for summer camp costs and opportunities. www.canterburyflorida.org/summer
% on Financial Aid
24%
Admissions Director
Colin Wyenberg

Sports

Extracurriculars

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 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

Club or Organization:
Junior Classical League

School Notes

  • Canterbury School of Florida is an academic community guiding students to be adventurous thinkers, courageous leaders, and compassionate citizens-to become the best version of themselves.
  • Canterbury is the first Cousteau Divers partner school in the world, focusing on all aspects of marine science and environmental education through their Marine Science Program.
  • The development of character and value of service is an integral part of the Character Education Program at Canterbury. Students develop leadership skills and an understanding of the critical role that service must play in the life of a responsible global citizen.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I recently transitioned my daughter over to the Canterbury School of Florida from public/ fundamental school here in Florida and couldn't be happier. Her middle school transition was seamless, and everyone from students to teachers to administrative staff has been nothing more than friendly and supportive. The wide range of courses/clubs/sports offered, small class sizes and teachers that love to teach makes this school stand out from the rest. Within the past 5 months, she has been presented with opportunities that have inspired and motivated her. The Canterbury community is one that focuses on kindness and family and my daughter is happy and feels this belonging every day. Our transition to Canterbury was everything and more. This school deserves 5 + stars rating.
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5  
We are currently in our 6th year at Canterbury. The character education program at CSF is what I love the most! My kids are excelling in math, reading, science, art and music but everyday they focus on kindness, love, compassion and what it takes to be a caring individual in the world around them.
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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 406 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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