Canterbury At A Glance

Founded
1915
Campus Size
150 Acres
Coed Since 1971
Grades 9-12, PG
Average Number of Students 320
Boarding/Day Students 70% / 30%
Boys/Girls 59% / 41%
States Represented 18
Countries Represented 16
Average Class Size 12
Student:Teacher Ratio 6:1
% of Faculty w/Advanced Degrees 70%
# of AP Courses Offered Per Year 15
 # of Honors Courses Offered Per Year 17
# of Varsity Sports 19
# of Performing Arts Events 29
# of Community Service Events 44


Mission Statement

Founded in 1915 and still guided by lay Roman Catholics, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values--Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance--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 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 become moral leaders in a complex, secular world.


Canterbury School is an accredited member of the following organizations:

  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • Catholic Boarding Schools Association (CBSA)
  • Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)
101 Aspetuck Ave. New Milford, CT 06776  
Ph: 860.210.3800
 
© Canterbury School 2015
Founded in 1915 and still guided by lay Roman Catholics, Canterbury is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.
The School prides itself on creating a community based on its Five Values: Honesty, Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, and Self-Reliance.