Canterbury School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
101 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
  • 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. Opening in fall 2020, 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.

Upcoming Events and News

  • CANTERBURY BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BUILDING - 06/19/2020 - Canterbury's new Steers Center, slated to open in the fall of 2020, will be the epicenter of student life.
    To stay up-to-date on the progress of the Steers Center, visit ...morecampaign.cbury.org hide
  • BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL WINS NEPSAC CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIP - 06/19/2020 - BOYS` VARSITY BASKETBALL WINS NEPSAC CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIP AND BRIAN BAUDINET NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR
    Second Class B Title for Saints Boys' Basketball in five years.
  • PAST & PRESENT III ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL BRINGS STUDENTS AND ALUMNI TOGETHER ON STAGE - 06/19/2020 - The Canterbury community gathered in Maguire Auditorium on Thursday, March 5 for the third annual Past and Present Music Festival. Always a highly anticipated event, the concert offers an opportunity ...morefor students and alumni to share the stage and play music together. hide
  • GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER CLOSES OUT 18-1 SEASON WITH NEPSAC CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP WIN - 06/19/2020 - It was an excellent end to an excellent season. Girls` Varsity Soccer won the Class C Title in the New England Private School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Championship Final against St. ...moreLuke`s School, CT on November 17. After a 32 win against Dexter-Southfield at home the day prior, the first-seeded Saints competed in the tournament final against third-seeded The Storm on neutral turf at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA where they won 10. hide
  • INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA CLASS VISITS BUZZFEED AND TASTY - 06/19/2020 - Canterbury`s Intro to Digital Media class took a field trip to New York City to visit the BuzzFeed and Tasty offices and studios. New to the Academic Program for the ...more2019-2020 year, the Intro to Digital Media class aims to give students the opportunity to better understand the social media landscape as an avenue toward connecting with an audience, creating engaging content, and utilizing digital analytics in order to make informed and strategic decisions. hide

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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, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19151907
Campus Size150 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment330 students320 students
% Students of Color
12%
24%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
69%
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 CodeFormal
(Relaxed dress code on Wed & Sat)
Casual
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%
69%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$31 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,200$58,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,600$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
57%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT55%-
Acceptance Rate
39%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMatt Mulhern
Associate Director of AdmissionsErin Deshaies

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2216
SportsBaseball, 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, 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
Link to Matriculation Data

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. Opening in fall 2020, 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

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