Cbury at a Glance

Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, 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—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, 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 at a Glance

Campus Size150 Acres
Coed Since1971
Grades9-12, PG
Average Number of Students320
Boarding/Day Students70% / 30%
Boys/Girls59% / 41%
States Represented18
Countries Represented16
Average Class Size12
Student:Teacher Ratio6:1
% of Faculty w/ Advanced Degrees70%
# of AP Courses Offered Per Year16
# of Honors Sections26
# of Varsity Sports19
# of Performing Arts Events29
# of Community Service Events44

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)
The Enrollment Management Association