Investing in Your Child's Future

For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. As you will learn through the admission process, families find great value in the Canterbury community and experience, as well as in the ways we educate our students and prepare them for the future.

As a school, we seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of family resources. We believe that economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all our families. Families who feel that the full cost of tuition is out of their reach should not hesitate to visit and apply to the school. We are here to help you determine the best options for your family with this very important educational investment.

According to an independent survey in 2016, 94.6% of CSF parents feel that their child is academically challenged at Canterbury. Is yours?

2020-21 Tuition


Tuition & Fee Schedule Payment Plans for 2020-2021

PK3 $6,000 - $9,600
Price varies depending upon half or full day plan
PK4 $11,700
Kindergarten $13,400
Grades 1 - 4 $17,200
Grade 5 $19,500
Grades 6 - 8 $20,700
Grades 9 - 12 $22,000

Learn more about affording Canterbury.


Tuition Down Payment

Parents of new students and re-enrolling students are required to submit a non-refundable Tuition Down Payment of $1,000 per child with the signed enrollment contract. Down Payments are applied to the balance of tuition.

Sibling Discount

A 10% discount will apply for each sibling enrolled after the first child at Canterbury School of Florida.

Matriculation Fee

The matriculation fee is a one-time, non-refundable fee per student due at the time of initial enrollment. If a student leaves school and returns at a later date, no additional fee is charged.
First child: $400 | Second child: $300 | Each additional child: $200

Activity Fee

Each grade has an activity fee to cover the cost of co-curricular activities that enrich the classroom learning experience.
PK3-PK4: $360 | Grades K-4: $535 | Grades 5-8: $850 | Grades 9-12: $890

Academic Materials/Technology Fee

PK3-PK4: $100 | Grades K-4: $250 | Grades 5-8: $150 | Grades 9-12: $150. This fee helps subsidize device costs for course materials including e-books and workbooks, as well as the costs associated with the use of school-owned technology equipment. Also covered are filtering, bandwidth, traffic management and internet security.

Facilities Maintenance Fee

$350 per student. This fee covers the Provision for Plant Replacement Renewal and Special Maintenance (PPRRSM).

Required Costs

  • School uniforms. PK3 - Grade 8 are required. Uniforms can be purchased from Lands' End online or locally from Big T Printing. Used uniforms are also available at a reduced rate through the Parents’ Association.
  • Physical Education (PE) uniforms must be purchased online for all students enrolled in Grades 5-8 ($25 per uniform).
  • Textbooks. Grades 5 - 12 must purchase textbooks individually through MBS (avg. $400 - $750/year). At the end of the year, the vendor buys back textbooks in acceptable condition for a discount or future credit.


Optional Costs

  • Lunch orders (avg. $7.00/day depending on order)
  • After-school extended care for PK3 - Grade 8 ($2,600 - $2,800/year depending upon child's age, payment plan and frequency of attendance)
  • The Tuition Refund Plan protects you against unforeseen events that prevent you from meeting your financial obligation.


Charitable Gifts

Like other independent schools, Canterbury depends on parents, grandparents, staff, trustees, alumni and friends to contribute to our Annual Fund each year. Gifts to Canterbury School of Florida are fully tax-deductible under our 501(c)3 non-profit status.


Variable Tuition

We recognize that each family is unique and our tuition opportunities reflect this. We offer a range of tuition called "Variable Tuition". Think you can't afford a Canterbury education? Think again. Learn more at Affording Canterbury.

Think you can't afford a quality Canterbury education?


What separates Canterbury from other schools in the area?

In an independent survey current parents said that the top four aspects that separate Canterbury from other schools in the area are:

  1. Character Education
  2. Marine Studies Program
  3. College Guidance Program
  4. Leadership Development

After receiving years of education in our Marine Studies program, Canterbury alumnus Preston Buchanan ('14)--who has since graduated from Emory University--won FIRST PLACE in the Student Film category at the Blue Ocean International Film Festival for his film about the plague of the lionfish in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf.

He produced his film as a senior at Canterbury, using video footage from Marine Studies trips with our scuba Venture Crew 210. Preston flew to Monaco with current Canterbury students to receive his award at the 2015 Blue Ocean Film Festival. Read more about this trip. Watch Preston's documentary.