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About Canterbury School of Florida

Founded in 1968, Canterbury School of Florida is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school located on two campuses in St. Petersburg, Florida. As a private school primarily serving Pinellas County and the greater Tampa Bay area, Canterbury is recognized for educational excellence in PK3 through grade 12.

A student-centered philosophy, emphasis on character education and personal attention for each child is what brings families to Canterbury. What makes them stay? Award-winning fine arts and athletics, a one-of-a-kind marine studies center, an international studies program and experiential learning--all of which prepare graduates for the very best colleges.

With roots in the Episcopal tradition, Canterbury welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds, encouraging a diverse school community. Our commitment is to provide a setting where educational needs are met, where values are instilled, and where respect and concern for each other guide relationships and expectations.

Non-discrimination Policy
Canterbury School of Florida welcomes students without regard to race, religion, economic or social status. As a member school, Canterbury adheres to the Principals of Good Practice of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and Florida Kindergarten Council.

Accreditation & Memberships

As a leading private school in Pinellas County, Canterbury is proud to be a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). NAIS membership is a privilege accorded only to private schools meeting specific standards of governance and operation. NAIS schools carry accreditation from an approved regional organization. In our case, the accrediting bodies are the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council.

Canterbury also holds memberships in:
School and Student Services for Financial Aid
National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Bay Area Association of Independent Schools (BAAIS)
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB)
National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC)
Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC)
Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA)


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