Canterbury School

8141 College Pky, Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Canterbury's college preparatory curriculum is marked by high academic standards and rigorous academic requirements. Offerings commence with a prekindergarten program for three-year-olds. The full-day kindergarten programs, for four- and five-year-olds, prepare pupils in reading and math skills while stimulating social, physical and creative development. In the lower and intermediate schools, academic development is augmented by work in the areas of scientific techniques and technology and research skills. Language arts classes foster the development of critical thinking. Opportunities for curriculum-related field trips and culture study are available. The middle and upper schools emphasize traditional academic subjects while providing opportunities for independent research. Qualified students may enroll in Advanced Placement courses, and additional electives are available in the arts, computer science and speech. Boys and girls accumulate at least 50 total hours of required community service in grades 9-12.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address8141 College Pky, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Year Established1964
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$14,395-19,155; estimated extras $720-1300
Merit Scholarships Awarded30
Value of Merit Scholarships$240,000
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded156
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,460,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarSemester
Supplemental InstructionReview
Advanced Placement CoursesBiology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Macroeconomics, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US Government & Politics
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review Recreational. 5 weeks
Accredited ByCLS, SACS
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football
Interscholastic Girls' SportsCheerleading, Softball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School37
Most Common Graduate DestinationsStetson, U of Miami, Boston Col, Yale, Duke, FL St
Average Math SAT620
Average Critical Reading SAT630
Average Writing SAT630
Average ACT27


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$75
New Students93
Percentage of Applicants Accepted77
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)65
Tests Used for AdmissionCTP 4, SSAT


AdministratorJohn Anthony Paulus II
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2008
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Stanford Univ, MEd, Boston Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsJulie A. Peters, Director of Admission

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment625
Day Students625
Student Body EthnicityWhite 76%, Latino 8%, African-American 4%, Asian 5%, Other 7%
Average Class Size17
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty82
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)52
Male Teaching Faculty27
Female Teaching Faculty55
Faculty EthnicityWhite 98%, Latino 2%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage32
Buildings on Campus15
Facilities Value$23,750,000
Endowment Value$7,600,000
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