We are delighted you want to learn more about Canterbury School.

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 you as you explore the possibilities of Canterbury School for your family.

Selecting the best possible school 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.


Just the right size.
We are a day school for age 2 through Grade 12, with 968 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 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 Scholastic Writing Awards earn regional and national awards annually.

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

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 within our school. Students also make a positive difference in the community through service and projects.

A challenge.

Canterbury students continue to outperform area high schools on the Advanced Placement Exams. Canterbury High School students scored an average 3.98 out of a possible 5.0 on exams from last May. Most colleges or universities give course credit or advanced standing to students who score a 3 or higher on the AP exams. Additionally, the College Board awarded 79 AP Scholar Designations and named seven students as National AP Scholars.

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

A match for the next step.
Three full-time college counselors work with students to help shape the best possible college match. Students benefit from the College Bound program and Junior Class College Trip.

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, Thanksgiving Feast, Family Fun Run, Fall Family Picnic, Parents Night Out, and Hoopla are just 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 2019-2020) 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.


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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