Early Childhood
5601 Covington Road

Lower School
5601 Covington Road

Middle School
5601 Covington Road

High School
3210 Smith Road

Facts and Stats

Year Founded

Canterbury was founded in 1977.
Canterbury High School opened in 1983.

Campus Locations

Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School
5601 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

High School
3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804


Jonathan Hancock


Early Childhood
Age 2 through Kindergarten Prep
Director: Cherie Bowen

Lower School
Kindergarten through Grade 4
Director: Katie Burrows

Middle School
Grade 5 through Grade 8
Director: Ben Ottenweller

High School
Grade 9 through Grade 12
Director: Bob Schantz


  • 17 Indiana High School Athletics Association sports offered
  • 12 state championships
  • 34 team semi-state or state finals appearances
  • More than 70 percent of High School students participate in interscholastic sports each year
  • Athletics has an all inclusive policy
  • We "Honor the Game" and promote the Positive Coaching Alliance values

Fine Arts

  • All students in grades K-8 are required to participate in fine arts (music, art, drama, dance)
  • All Lower School students participate in an annual musical
  • Middle and High School students stage at least four full concerts and three dramatic productions each year

Community Service

  • Canterbury students participate in countless service and outreach activities each year, both required and voluntary
  • All Canterbury students are required to participate in daily "work crew" tasks before or at the end of the school day.

More Key Statistics

  • 100 percent of graduates are typically accepted at and matriculate to four-year colleges and universities.
  • 100 percent of students take either the SAT or ACT college entrance tests.
  • SAT scores average about 1839 (critical reading, math and writing) – the Indiana average is 1474 (2014).
  • ACT scores average 27.3 – compared with the Indiana average of 21.9 (2014).
  • From the classes of 2009-2016, 113 out of 661 students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholar Program as commended, semi-finalists, finalists, National Achievement Scholars or Hispanic Scholars.
  • The class of 2015 had 90 seniors. They earned more than $9 million in merit scholarships for college.
  • Generally, 97 percent of students in Kindergarten-Grade 11 return to Canterbury for their next school year.
  • About 85 percent of Middle School students and 75 percent of High School students participate in interscholastic athletics.
  • All students in Early Childhood (Cavaliers 3s) – Grade 12 take at least one Foreign Language, and about 20 percent in grades 7-12 take two foreign languages at the same time.
  • All students are required to do community service from school-based “work crew” programs to local community projects.
  • All students in Kindergarten – Grade 8 take Fine Arts classes and participate in Fine Arts performances, and there is a one-year High School Fine Arts graduation requirement.
  • The student/teacher ratio is 9 to 1, and all students in grades 5-12 have an academic advisor.
  • Approximately 65 percent of fourth graders are reading two years above grade level, and 25 percent of third and fourth graders are accelerated by two years in mathematics.

Average Class Size

  • Lower School: three classrooms per grade level, 15-18 students per classroom
  • Middle School: up to 55 students per grade level in three sections or up to 65 in four sections
  • High School: approximately 85 students per grade level. Each grade level has five sections.
Projected Enrollment 2015-2016
All School 1,040
Early Childhood 153
Lower School 255
Middle School 252
High School 380

Faculty and Administration

  • Faculty: 121
  • Administrators: 11
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • The 115 teaching faculty have an average of 15 years of teaching experience; 65 have advanced degrees

Institutional Accreditation

  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)


  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
  • College Board (CB)
  • Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • Malone Scholars Program

Endowment Value

More than $10 million