Canterbury School

  • Canterbury School, founded in 1964, is a Pre-K3 through grade 12 nonsectarian, independent, coeducational, day school preparing students of ability, promise, and diverse backgrounds for selective colleges.
  • Canterbury`s motto, Education, Character, Leadership, Service, defines the focus of the school`s program and underscores all we do in and out of the classroom.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Written Expression Disorder, Students with cochlear implants, Sensory Processing Disorders, Processing disorders, Visual impairments, & more
Year Founded1964
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students663 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 41%
Students by GradeCanterbury School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
46%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1248
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,600
Tuition NotesTuition varies depending on grade level. More information can be found here: https://www.canterburyfortmyers.org/page/admission/tuition--fees
% on Financial Aid
32%
Admissions DirectorJulie Peters

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Canterbury School, founded in 1964, is a Pre-K3 through grade 12 nonsectarian, independent, coeducational, day school preparing students of ability, promise, and diverse backgrounds for selective colleges. Canterbury`s motto, Education, Character, Leadership, Service, defines the focus of the school`s program and underscores all we do in and out of the classroom. 
  • At all levels, the academic program emphasizes individual growth, skill development, a high caliber of instruction, collaboration, and high standards. Canterbury provides all students with an opportunity to challenge themselves and take risks in an atmosphere of mutual respect and partnership among students, parents, and teachers. Led by a talented and dedicated faculty, the school seeks to build a close-knit community of learners where the whole child is nurtured and developed and where the model of a liberal arts education thrives. At Canterbury, the life of the mind is complemented by a strong athletic program and a commitment to the arts and creativity. These elements come together in a secure and modern facility to instill in students a love of learning. 
  • Canterbury stresses personal integrity and service; we expect our graduates to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens well-prepared to help shape a changing world. 

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    1 miles
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    Fort Myers, FL 33907
    (239)481-4478
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    Fort Myers, FL 33907
    (239)274-9600
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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Absolutely love the culture and environment Canterbury provides for my child. Excellent for personal development and growth in becoming a young adult. The campus is big enough to give a college feel but still small enough to provide that feeling of family orientation. Canterbury offers arts and athletics in addition to the rigorous academic schedule that will well prepare these kids for post secondary education.
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Canterbury is an incredibly positive, uplifting education experience. Students are challenged and supported in achieving their highest potential.
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