About Us

Welcome to Canterbury!

Welcome to Canterbury School, Fort Myers’ only true independent, college-preparatory school where students are immersed in strong academics and cocurriculars, all within a safe and welcoming environment.
Founded in 1964, Canterbury School celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. As Canterbury’s Head of School, I believe that schools are sacred; a place where the importance of what is learned in childhood and adolescence, as the foundation of a happy and successful life, cannot be overstated.
At Canterbury, the foundation of our school is based upon four tenets: academics, leadership, character, and service. These tenets work in conjunction with key aspects that create a great “prep” school - a strong honor code, exceptional academics and cocurriculars, as well as meaningful relationships. Our solid foundation is due, in part, to the dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators that make Canterbury School a top-notch school. They create an atmosphere of support, encouraging our students to take risks, think critically, become leaders, and strive for success.
I invite you to visit our campus and see all of the wonderful opportunities we have to offer to you and your family. Explore our website. Schedule a tour. Discover the Canterbury Advantage.
Thanks so much and Go Cougars!

Rick Kirschner
Head of School