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Canterbury School Photo #1 - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
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Canterbury School Photo #1 - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
Canterbury School Photo #2 - Canterbury offers its athletes the facilities they need to excel, from one of the best aquatics centers in New England to our ice rink, nine playing fields, squash courts, and rowing site on the Housatonic River.
Canterbury School Photo #3 - The stunning 22,000 square-foot building set on our 150-acre campus is emblematic to the School`s core mission of developing critical thinkers and ethical leaders in an increasingly complex world. The Steers Center is a truly unique blend of carefully planned spaces that not only supports our students` intellectual and social development but also inspires their growth as individuals.
Canterbury School Photo #4 - The theater program at Canterbury is open to all students, whether a novice or a veteran to the stage or to stagecraft. All students are encouraged to participate, either as actors, or as members of the technical crew, building the sets, costumes, and props for the fall and spring productions.
Canterbury School Photo #5 - Both boarders and day students think of Canterbury not just as a school, but a home away from home. From your first visit to campus, you sense how warm and welcoming Canterbury is. As you get to know students and teachers better, you find they are genuine, open, and down-to-earth.
Canterbury School Photo #6 - We recognize that spiritual growth is a vital part of a complete education. We prepare our students not only for success in higher learning and in life, but also to step forward as moral leaders in a complex, secular world.
Canterbury is a college preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.
Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, we believe that leadership is collaborative, guided by moral and ethical values, and best demonstrated through service to others and a desire to improve our world.
Our stunning hilltop campus in Litchfield County offers a secure and scenic setting 1.5 hours from NYC and a three-minute walk to quaint downtown New Milford.
At Canterbury, you will receive a transformative education and work within a challenging academic program that allows you to develop the skills most essential to succeeding in college and life beyond. Here, you will learn in small, interactive, and innovative classes with dedicated faculty and advisors who truly know you and want you to succeed.  Become your best self on this hilltop.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 328 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,450
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1915

Student Body

Total Students
328 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Canterbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 2D Design, AP 3D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Drawing, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP French, AP Latin, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP US Govt & Politics, AP US History, AP World History, Syracuse Univ Project Advance: Varied Courses
Average SAT score
1210
Average Percentile SSAT
55%
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student Tuition: $48550
% on Financial Aid
56%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$28,000
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jake Dellorco
Endowment Size
$31 million

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School Notes

  • Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, Canterbury is an independent college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 912. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values-Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance-in which 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 and strives to ensure a superior experience that prepares students for leading colleges and universities and for life.
  • With its rigorous and humane approach to students, both in and out of the classroom, Canterbury's program inculcates vital intellectual and ethical habits of mind. The School sees all students as individuals, encourages them as necessary, challenges them as appropriate, and inspires them to be moral leaders in a complex, secular world.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 328 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $65,450
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Litchfield County, CT is $26,227 for elementary schools and $55,195 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Litchfield County, CT is 48% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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