Canterbury School

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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.
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. 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.

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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
 | 2020 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 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment330 students310 students
% Students of Color
12%
25%
% International Students
17%
20%
% Students Boarding
70%
70%
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%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$31 million$22 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,200$58,260
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$47,600$30,000
% 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.
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  • 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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