"We really are family at Canterbury. Our size gives us the advantage of getting to know the kids in so many different settings. We see them as individuals, with unique goals and dreams. I love that we have a kind and caring community, able to not only accept differences between each of us, but to appreciate those differences." -- Kristy Alderson, Math teacher at Canterbury for 11 years and parent of Tegwyth, Class of '13
Canterbury School of Florida is more than just outstanding academics, sports, and arts programs--we’re a family. We are committed to making your child’s school experience enriching and rewarding, and we couldn’t be happier that you are considering us.
There are six simple steps to applying to Canterbury, outlined below. If you have any questions at all, our Director of Advancement and Admission will be more than happy to help. If you would like to receive additional school information, contact the Admission Office at 727-521-5903 or complete an online inquiry.
- STEP 1: Learn more about Canterbury
- STEP 2: Submit an application
- STEP 3: Submit all required forms
- STEP 4: Schedule a Shadowing Day & Testing
- STEP 5: Track your application process
- STEP 6: Notifications
Our Admission Director is eager to welcome you to campus, tell you more about how we prepare students for success in life, and to introduce you to students and faculty. Attend an Open House, or to schedule a tour, please contact the Admission Office at 727-521-5903 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We consider many factors when evaluating an applicant including the complete picture of the applicant, his or her strengths, interests and personal qualities. We seek families that will support and uphold the mission of the School and students who are best suited for our program and who we believe will contribute positively to our community.
The following forms must be submitted to your child’s school as part of the admission process.
- If you are applying for Grades 1-12, please have your current school send an official transcript using this transcript request form. Transcript must come directly from the school.
- If you are applying for Grades 1-12, we want to hear from current teachers about the diverse talents, interests, strengths, and challenges that make each of our candidates unique. Thus we ask for the following teacher evaluations to come directly from the sending school:
PK4 ApplicantsVisits are 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the classroom. Visit ends with an assessment with the Lower School Assistant Principal. PK4 applicants must be 4 years old as of September 1 of the school year.
Kindergarten - Grade 4 ApplicantsVisits are 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. in the classroom, and will culminate with an assessment with the Lower School Assistant Principal. Lunch is included. Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old as of September 1 of the school year.
Grade 5 - 12 ApplicantsSHADOW DAY
Applicants in grades 5 - 12 “shadow” a current student from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. to experience a day in the life of a Canterbury student, while allowing us to learn more about a candidate’s character traits, abilities, emotional maturity, curiosity, and breadth of interests. Lunch is included. A shadow visit must be scheduled in advance with the Admission Office.
Applicants in grades 5 - 12 must also submit test results in support of their application. Canterbury provides our own admission testing and this can be completed in person on campus or may be proctored by an educator if you are unable to come to campus. To reserve a testing date, contact the Admission Office.
Alternatively, you may opt to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). Be sure to request your child's scores are reported to Canterbury School of Florida Code 2065. Register online at http://ssat.org/
We use My Backpack, an online system that allows you to stay informed on various items we require during the admission process. You will be able to view which items we have received for your child’s application and which are yet to arrive in our office.
NOTE: Please allow two weeks from the time that you expect us to receive each document to the time that it is updated within the online checklist. Items marked with a check mark are those that have been received and processed by the school; others remain outstanding.
Completed admissions files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee in early February while current students are re-enrolling. Most new student acceptances will be sent by the end of February. For those applying for the current school year, admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis. The Admission Committee evaluates each applicant on the basis of overall academic potential; developmental readiness; social, emotional and physical maturity; and ability to contribute positively to the school. All acceptances are contingent upon the student's satisfactory completion of the current school term.
We look forward to working with you and your family as you make this important decision for your student!