Canton Academy

  • The philosophy on Canton Academy is based on Christian principles and academic excellence.
  • We believe that each student should have an opportunity to reach his/her maximum potential.
  • It is our responsibility to provide each student with varied learning experiences so that they may grow intellectually, socially, morally and physically.
  • The school shares with home, church and community the responsibility of providing each individual with the opportunity to make his/her best contribution to the democratic society in which they live.
  • Canton Academy academics are an elevated learning environment that attracts a diverse and exceptional student body.
  • Our program is designed to develop successful social skills, critical thinking, responsibility, and leadership.
  • Our dedicated teachers continue to produce brilliant minds that are an extremely important part of today's society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students291 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeCanton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score22
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(land's end uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,000
Tuition NotesAll information may be located on admissions page of canton academy website / varies for grades
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJenny Wadford
Admissions AssociateElaine Pounds

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, WeightliftingArcheryBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
RiflerySoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Annual Staff, Beta Club, FCA, National Honor Society, Spainish Club, Student Council

School Notes

  • The philosophy on Canton Academy is based on Christian principles and academic excellence. We believe that each student should have an opportunity to reach his/her maximum potential. It is our responsibility to provide each student with varied learning experiences so that they may grow intellectually, socially, morally and physically. The school shares with home, church and community the responsibility of providing each individual with the opportunity to make his/her best contribution to the democratic society in which they live. Canton Academy academics are an elevated learning environment that attracts a diverse and exceptional student body. Our program is designed to develop successful social skills, critical thinking, responsibility, and leadership. Our dedicated teachers continue to produce brilliant minds that are an extremely important part of today's society.

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