Canterbury School

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  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars   12/17/2016
    Norwich University
    Great school, required to play a sport for all 3 seasons which kept you buys. Teaching was great with small class sizes. More attention from the teachers. . .

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2016 School Data
Canterbury School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Catholic Non-denominational
Year Founded 1915 1910
Campus Size 150 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 320 students 298 students
% Students of Color
18%
20%
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
68%
Average SAT Score 1820 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1610 - 1920 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 15 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $20 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,900 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$41,900 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
48%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $25,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Jan. 31 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 55% -
Acceptance Rate
39%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMatt Mulhern
Associate Director of AdmissionsErin Deshaies

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Salve Regina University 15
Fairfield University 11
New York University 10
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 9
Northeastern University 9
Providence College 9
The Catholic University of America 9
Endicott College 8
Boston University 7
Rollins College 7

School Notes

  • Founded in 1915, Canterbury is an independent college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. The School prides itself on creating a community based on Catholic values, where 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.
  • School accreditations: CAIS, NEACS, TABS, SSATB
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Jack Arute '68 - ESPN sports announcer
    • William Randolph Hearst III '67 - venture capitalist and trustee of Hearst Trust
    • Sargent Shriver '34 - diplomat, Peace Corps organizer, Vice-presidential candidate
    • John Hemingway '79 - author (grandson of Ernest)
    • Cofer Black '68 - former Assistant Secretary of State for counter-terrorism
    • James B. Lee '71 - vice-chairman J.P. Morgan Chase
    • Peter Kiernan '71 - partner Goldman Sachs, author
    • Tom Gerety '64 - educator, NYU professor, former president Trinity College and Amherst College
    • Mike Dunham '91 - NHL goaltender
    • Dominick Dunne '44 - writer, producer, TV personality
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