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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 291 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Canton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia
Year Founded
1965

Student Body

Total Students
291 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Canton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
22
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(land)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
All 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 Director
Jenny Wadford
Admissions Associate
Elaine Pounds

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 291 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,490 for elementary schools and $6,267 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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