Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Canterbury School looking for in applicants?

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We are seeking individuals with strong characters, intellectual curiosity, proven academic aptitude, extracurricular talents and a diversity of backgrounds, interests and life experiences.

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Does Canterbury offer financial aid?

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Yes, Canterbury offers financial aid to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. More than $2 million was awarded to approximately 31 percent of the student body.

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How many students are enrolled at Canterbury School?

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There are 1,030 students enrolled. Early Childhood - 155; Lower School - 255; Middle School - 260; High School - 360.

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How many students are in each class?

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In our Lower School (K-4), there are three classrooms (16-18 students per classroom) in each grade level. At the Middle School (5-8), Middle School: up to 55 students per grade level in three sections or up to 65 in four sections. High School: approximately 85-92 students per grade level. Each grade level has five sections.

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How diverse is the student body?

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Canterbury is committed to diversity of every kind. Ours is a community in which we enjoy a diversity of races and ethnicity, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds and individual talents, interests and experiences.

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What languages are offered?

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Canterbury offers a full curriculum in French and Spanish. French instruction begins at age 3. Spanish begins in Grade 3. Latin and Mandarin Chinese are offered two of four years in Middle School and four years in High School. Japanese also is offered in High School.

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What opportunities are available in the fine arts?

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Fine arts is an integral part of our academic program. All Lower School students take drama, chess, art and music. All students participate in the Lower School musical. Grades 2-4 may also choose to participate in Canterbury Children's Choir, which meets during the school day. Middle School offerings include courses in visual art, music, music technology, honors choir, chess, band, orchestra, strings, drama, dance, Shakespeare and speech. Students may participate in the Middle School musical. High School students may choose to participate in the concert choir, chamber choir, concert band, chamber orchestra, theater, photography, studio art, music technology, computer art or speech. High School students also may participate in the High School musical and winter play.

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What sports are offered at Canterbury School?

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Athletics are all-inclusive at Canterbury School. The High School offers girls and boys basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and tennis; boys baseball; and girls softball, volleyball and cheerleading. Middle School sports include boys and girls basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis, and girls volleyball and cheerleading. Track Club also is an option in Middle School.

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Is there an opportunity for community service?

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Yes, in all divisions! The Early Childhood, Lower and Middle Schools organize the collection of items for a variety of local agencies and organizations. The High School has a community service requirement of at least 60 hours during a student’s sophomore and junior years.

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What transportation does Canterbury offer?

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Canterbury offers bus service to most of the greater Fort Wayne region. There is a fee for this service.

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What percent of your graduating class attends a college or university?

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100 percent. Thegraduates in the class of 2013 earned more than $4 million in merit-based college scholarships.