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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2017 School Data
Canterbury SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG6-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19151910
Campus Size150 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment320 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1820* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1610 - 1920-
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyBi-Monthly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1517
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$20 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$25,000$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered2014
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 - 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, 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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