Canterbury School

101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
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Canterbury School Photo #1 - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
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Canterbury School Photo #1 - At Canterbury, you will develop the skills most essential to meeting future challenges and succeeding in college. These start with critical thinking, excellence in writing, and a solid foundation in digital literacy.
Canterbury School Photo #2 - Canterbury offers its athletes the facilities they need to excel, from one of the best aquatics centers in New England to our ice rink, nine playing fields, squash courts, and rowing site on the Housatonic River.
Canterbury School Photo #3 - The theater program at Canterbury is open to all students, whether a novice or a veteran to the stage or to stagecraft. All students are encouraged to participate, either as actors, or as members of the technical crew, building the sets, costumes, and props for the fall and spring productions.
Canterbury School Photo #4 - Both boarders and day students think of Canterbury not just as a school, but a home away from home. From your first visit to campus, you sense how warm and welcoming Canterbury is. As you get to know students and teachers better, you find they are genuine, open, and down-to-earth.
Canterbury School Photo #5 - We recognize that spiritual growth is a vital part of a complete education-touching every aspect of learning and life at the School and key to the overall experience of personal growth that defines us. We prepare our students not only for success in higher learning and in life, but also to step forward as moral leaders in complex, secular world.
Canterbury School Photo #6 - Opening in fall 2020, the Steers Center is a new, 22,000-square-foot facility that expands Canterbury`s innovation and digital literacy curricula, creates a central gathering place for the entire school community, and inspires students` personal growth as moral and servant leaders in a complex world. It is an extraordinary space where all aspects of the Canterbury School mission converge.
Excellence-a pillar of Canterbury`s educational experience-is lived out every day on our hilltop campus. Across all areas of study, you will find yourself inspired to achieve. You will work within a challenging academic program that allows you to develop the skills most essential to succeeding in college and life beyond.
The campus you will call home comprises 150 acres of traditional and modern buildings that house spaces for learning, living, and spiritual reflection. Now open, the new Steers Center-a building that was our students` idea-is designed with every aspect of your student experience in mind.
Founded in the Catholic tradition and welcoming students of all faiths, Canterbury embraces five core values that not only differentiate our school, but distinguish your education and growth as an individual - Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance. We will encourage you to seek justice and peace, cultivate your critical and reflective thinking, work with and for others, and be your best self.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,750
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,000
  • Acceptance rate: 36%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Canterbury School ranks among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 98 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Canterbury School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1915
1907
Campus Size
150 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
325 students
314 students
% Students of Color
15%
25%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
67%
Average SAT Score
1230
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1100 - 1380
-
Average ACT score
25
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Relaxed dress code on Wed & Sat
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
71%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$31 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$67,750
$63,925
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$50,000
$35,185
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$28,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Jan. 15
Average Percentile SSAT
55%
-
Acceptance Rate
36%
60%
Director of Admissions
Jake Dellorco
Associate Director of Admissions
Erin Deshaies

Sports

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

  • Excellence-a pillar of Canterbury`s educational experience-is lived out every day on our hilltop campus.  Across all areas of study, you will find yourself inspired to achieve. You will work within a challenging academic program that allows you to develop the skills most essential to succeeding in college and life beyond. 
  • The campus you will call home comprises 150 acres of traditional and modern buildings that house spaces for learning, living, and spiritual reflection. Now open, the new Steers Center-a building that was our students` idea-is designed with every aspect of your student experience in mind.  
  • Founded in the Catholic tradition and welcoming students of all faiths, Canterbury embraces five core values that not only differentiate our school, but distinguish your education and growth as an individual - Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance. We will encourage you to seek justice and peace, cultivate your critical and reflective thinking, work with and for others, and be your best self.
  • DISCOVER MORE
  • Canterbury 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Canterbury School cost?
Canterbury School's tuition is approximately $67,750 for boarding students and $50,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Canterbury School?
The acceptance rate of Canterbury School is 36%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%. Canterbury School's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from Canterbury School?
Canterbury School famous alumni include: Jack Arute '68, William Randolph Hearst III '67, Sargent Shriver '34, John Hemingway '79, Cofer Black '68, James B. Lee '71, Peter Kiernan '71, Tom Gerety '64, Mike Dunham '91 and Dominick Dunne '44.
What sports does Canterbury School offer?
Canterbury School offers 22 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Diving, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Canterbury School is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is Canterbury School's ranking?
Canterbury School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Low acceptance rates and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Canterbury School?
The application deadline for Canterbury School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Class of 2011
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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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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 325 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $67,750
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $50,000
  • Acceptance rate: 36%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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