Canterbury School

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  • "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..."

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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

Student Body

Total Students328 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeCanterbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
Average SAT score1210
Average Percentile SSAT55%
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$62,300
Tuition NotesDay Student Tuition: $46600
% on Financial Aid
56%
Average Financial Aid Grant$28,000
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMatt Mulhern

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

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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The average private school tuition in Connecticut is $15,929 for elementary schools and $32,456 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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