Canterbury School

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  • Class of 2011
    5 Stars  
    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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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Canterbury SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG5-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19151910
Campus Size150 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment328 students313 students
% Students of Color
8%
23%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
67%
Average SAT Score1230* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1100 - 1380-
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$31 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,300$57,000
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$46,600$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
57%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT55%-
Acceptance Rate
39%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMatt Mulhern
Associate Director of AdmissionsErin Deshaies

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1816
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: 2008 - 201210 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Salve Regina University15
Fairfield University11
New York University10
Hobart and William Smith Colleges9
Northeastern University9
Providence College9
The Catholic University of America9
Endicott College8
Boston University7
Rollins College7

School Notes

  • Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, Canterbury is an independent college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 912. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values-Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance-in which 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 and strives to ensure a superior experience that prepares students for leading colleges and universities and for life.
  • With its rigorous and humane approach to students, both in and out of the classroom, Canterbury's program inculcates vital intellectual and ethical habits of mind. The School sees all students as individuals, encourages them as necessary, challenges them as appropriate, and inspires them to be moral leaders in a complex, secular world.
  • 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

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