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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Tours will be offered by appointment only, and visitors will be asked to adhere to our health and safety protocols. Please also note, we are only able to show campus grounds and exteriors of buildings at this time. We look forward to welcoming you into our classrooms, dorms, theater, and athletic facilities in the future. Learn More

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  4. College Prep
  5. Clubs & Activities
  6. Sports


Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests


Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Canterbury School

Canterbury is a college preparatory, co educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1915 and guided by our Catholic heritage, we believe that leadership is collaborative, guided by moral and ethical values, and best demonstrated through service to others and a desire to improve our world. Our stunning hilltop campus in Litchfield County offers a secure and scenic setting 1.5 hours from NYC and a three-minute walk to quaint downtown New Milford.

At Canterbury, you will receive a transformative education and work within a challenging academic program that allows you to develop the skills most essential to succeeding in college and life beyond. You will see that an outstanding education does not just make you an excellent student but a strong and self-reliant person. Here, you will learn in small, interactive, and innovative classes with dedicated faculty and advisors who truly know you and want you to succeed. Become your best self on this hilltop.

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Canterbury School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.


Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
120 responses
Average ACT
40 responses

Fall 2020 Opening Plan

Read our most updated and comprehensive plan for bringing our community back to campus this fall for a full-time, in-person, and enriching experience. The Fall 2020 Opening Plan details our strategies around health and wellness measures, academics, athletics, student life, and, most importantly, our collective responsibility to care for one another on our hilltop.

Culture & Safety

of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Sports and activities
  • Student envolvement in the school
  • Weekly sit down dinners
  • Pep rallies
  • Sit-down dinner, prep rallies
  • Spirit Week


    Students Boarding
    Boarding Days Per Week
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Mexico, Russian Federation, South Korea
    International Boarding Students


    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses


    Student-Teacher Ratio
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses

    Canterbury School Reviews

    58 reviews
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    I was a four year senior at Canterbury and I just graduated this past May. I loved my experience at the school because it felt very personalized and I was able to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. Even after the pandemic hit and all classes were transferred online, I still felt that I was able to receive all of the help in my classes that I needed. Teachers were always available for extra help and they genuinely cared about my understanding of the material. On the athletic side of things, spring sports were unfortunately canceled but my team was still able to connect over zoom and even participate in a charity event together! Canterbury is an amazing place that made me feel connected to the community even when we were all separated.
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    My four years at Canterbury (class of 2013) were transformative and foundational. I would not be who I am or where I am today if not for my experience there. At Canterbury, I came to understand and participate in a true community that nurtures, supports, and promotes the well-being of all members. The school's five values of respect, honesty, compassion, spirituality, and self-reliance infuse each aspect of "life on the hill," from the classroom and dining hall to the playing fields and dorms, and become engrained in students. Reflecting on my Canterbury years, I am particularly grateful for the relationships I formed with the faculty and staff, who were my teachers, dorm parents, coaches, and continued mentors. These relationships offer unparalleled sources of guidance and support, both during the high school years and beyond. I am still in regular contact with my Canterbury advisor, be it exchanging life updates or offering advice on post-collegiate school and work opportunities.
    Canterbury is a school that prioritizes values, education and family while focusing on individual student needs. My oldest daughter is a 2020 graduate, and while we missed out on the beautiful ceremony Canterbury is known for having, the school provided the seniors with exceptional care and attention making everyone (including the parents) feel valued and special. My other daughter is a rising sophomore at Canterbury, and having been accepted to other prep schools, she chose Canterbury for its tight knit community. The faculty, staff, and administration is focused, compassionate and responsible with every decision made. It's not just an excellent education on a beautiful campus; it really is a second home.