Canterbury School

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  • Founded in 1915 and still guided by lay Roman Catholics, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.
  • The school prides itself on creating a community based on Catholic values, where students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experiences a broad and challenging program in a small school setting.
  • The school's educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic development, artistic enrichment and spiritual growth.
  • The hallmark of a Canterbury education is the school's willingness to accept students as they are, support them where necessary, stretch them where appropriate, and inspire them to become moral leaders in a secular world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1915
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
Average SAT score1210
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$49,100
Tuition NotesDay Tuition: $38050
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,000
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMatt Mulhern

Sports

Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
WeightliftingWrestling,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1915 and still guided by lay Roman Catholics, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.
  • The school prides itself on creating a community based on Catholic values, where students and faculty forge lasting bonds and every student experiences a broad and challenging program in a small school setting.
  • The school's educational environment fosters academic rigor, athletic development, artistic enrichment and spiritual growth.
  • The hallmark of a Canterbury education is the school's willingness to accept students as they are, support them where necessary, stretch them where appropriate, and inspire them to become moral leaders in a secular world.
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