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?

2022-23 Tuition

Tuition & Fee Schedule Payment Plans for 2022-2023

PK3 $6,100 - $9,700
Price varies depending upon half or full day plan
PK4 $11,800
Kindergarten $13,500
Grades 1 - 4 $17,400
Grade 5 $19,900
Grades 6 - 8 $21,300
Grades 9 - 12 $22,600

Learn more about affording Canterbury.

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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.