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The best way to get to know Canterbury School is to visit. Our admissions staff would like to welcome you to campus so you can experience for yourself the vibrancy and spirit of the Canterbury community – the committed and inspiring faculty; the bright, diverse and energetic student body; and the programs designed to encourage students in their intellectual and personal growth.

Come meet our students, teachers and staff, see our classrooms and engage yourself in the life of our school. We are eager to learn more about your interests, achievements and future goals. We look forward to meeting your child and you as you explore the possibilities of Canterbury School.

Selecting the best possible school for your child and your family is an important process. A school has a significant influence on a child's development, so it is vital to make an informed decision about which school is the proper fit.

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"Why did I choose Canterbury? The school's reputation for academic excellence,
the small class sizes, the emphasis on the arts, no ISTEP testing,
lots of time for recess and P.E.,
and the availability of financial aid."
- Grade 5 Parent


Just the right size.
We are a day school for age 2 through Grade 12, with 1,030 students and 115 teaching faculty.

A rich curriculum.
As a college-preparatory school, Canterbury places its primary emphasis on the work of the classroom, the tasks that will mold young minds and create lifetime learners. Materials and methodology complement each other in bringing subjects to life, from early reading experiences to the sophistication of college-level Advanced Placement courses.

Talented faculty.
Sixty-seven of our 115 teaching faculty hold advanced degrees. The faculty get to know students not just in the classroom but on the playing field, on the stage and through the various activities they advise.

A goal of excellence.
One-hundred percent of students take the SAT and/or the ACT in each graduating class. A relatively high number of the students in each graduating class are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program, either as Finalists, Semi-Finalists, Commended Scholars and/or National Achievement or Hispanic Scholars.

A palette of fine arts.
We offer choir, orchestra, visual arts, dance, band, theater, photography, music technology and speech. Plays, musicals, concerts, exhibits, chess and speech meets are all part of a program in which we take great pride.

A chance to play.
Our all-inclusive policy gives everyone an opportunity to join one of our many interscholastic sports teams for grades 5-12. Seventeen Indiana High School Athletics Association sports are offered.

A jump on journalism and writing.
Lower School, Middle School and High School offer opportunities to write for the school newspapers and literary magazines. The yearbook is offered to High School students as an extracurricular activity. Additionally, a high number of submissions to the Sholastic Writing Awards earn regional and national awards annually.

Opportunities for leadership and service.
The Cavalier Helpers, Resource Committees, House Board, Honor Committee, Senior Leadership Forum, Key Club and Peer Tutors are some of the ways to serve and to lead.

A challenge.

In the spring of 2016, 403 Advanced Placement exams were taken. 89 percent of the exams scored a 3 or higher out of a possible score of 5. 72 percent scored 4 or 5. Additionally, 94 students were recognized by the College Board for their performance on their AP exams. Most colleges or universities give course credit or advanced standing to students who score a 3 or higher on the AP exams.

A cultural variety.
Foreign language instruction begins at age 3 and continues through Grade 12.

A match for the next step.
Our college counseling office works with students to help shape the best possible college match.

Good food and conversation.
The cafeteria is more than a place that offers a great lunch; it's where students and faculty gather to discuss the day's events and share stories.

Grandparents Day, morning Chapel, school musicals, dads' breakfasts and suppers, Thanksgiving Feast, Family Fun Run, Fall Family Picnic, Parents Night Out and Hoopla are all a few of our great traditions.

Artist. Athlete. Scholar.

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Malone Scholars Program Testing

Through an endowment with the Malone Family Foundation, Canterbury School is pleased to offer academically talented area students entering grades 7 or 9 (academic year 2018-2019) whose families demonstrate significant financial need the opportunity to apply and test for the Malone Scholars Program. This endowment may cover up to 100 percent of demonstrated need.


Merit Scholarship Programs

Canterbury Scholar Competition - Oct. 2018

Calling all area 8th graders (2018-2019)! Up to 10 students will earn $2,000 annually ($8,000 total for Canterbury High School) in merit scholarships. Use it in addition to financial aid.


Canterbury School admits students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs, hiring practices and other school administered programs.

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