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?

2018-19 Tuition

Tuition & Fee Schedule Payment Plans

PK3 $3,300 - $8,800
Price varies depending upon full day, half day, 3x/week or 5x/week
PK4 $6,475 - $10,725
Price varies depending upon full day or half day
Kindergarten $12,315
Grades 1 - 4 $15,990
Grade 5 $18,565
Grades 6 - 8 $19,350
Grades 9 - 12 $20,525

Learn more about affording Canterbury.


Reservation Deposit

Parents of new students and re-enrolling students are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per child with the signed enrollment contract in February. Deposits 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. This fee may be paid on the same schedule as tuition payments.
PK3-PK4: $350 | Grades K-4: $525 | Grades 5-8: $845 | Grades 9-12: $875

Academic Materials/Technology Fee

PK3-PK4: $75 | Grades K-1: $150 | Grades 2-8: $250 | Grades 9-12: $150 Grades 2-8 are charged a slightly higher fee to cover the 1:1 Program 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. Payment of this fee must be recorded in the business office prior to receiving a device.

Facilities Maintenance Fee

$300 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)

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.

Financial Assistance

For students who enrich our student body, yet whose family might bear financial hardship in order to attend Canterbury, financial assistance is available. TADS is used to determine need and families may apply for the upcoming school year from December 1 - March 1. Learn more about affording Canterbury.

What separates Canterbury from other schools in the area?

In an independent 2016 parent 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

As evidence of this, in November 2015, after receiving years of education in our Marine Studies program, Canterbury alumnus Preston Buchanan ('14)--now a student at 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.