Admission

Admission Process

We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to Canterbury School. Throughout the application process, the admission staff will work closely with you to help you.
In light of the pandemic, Canterbury is taking all precautionary steps necessary to protect our students and applicants. Until further notice, classroom visits will not be available to our applicants. Campus tours will be offered as virtual tours only.

Applicant Instructions

Logging in to our centralized admissions platform to complete an application will simplify the process for your family and provide access to Cougar Campus, our information portal.

Creating a Cougar Campus account will allow you to:
  • Complete an admission application
  • Send teacher recommendation forms to your students' teachers via email
  • Upload required admission documents
  • Monitor the progress of your child's application
  • Receive admission decisions in a timely manner

List of 4 items.

  • Pre-K3


    • Submit an application with a $100.00 non-refundable application fee
    • Complete the Parent Questionnaire, which will be provided by the Admission Office
    • Schedule an individual assessment with the Admission Office by calling (239) 415-8945

    Please note:
    Placement into Pre-K4 the following year will be determined in accordance with age-appropriate, developmental readiness. All developmental readiness observations will take place during school hours while the child is in attendance in our Pre-K3 program. Matriculation fees are waived for Pre-K3 students and will be assessed at the Pre-K4 level.
  • Pre-K4 - Grade 1


    • Submit an application with a $100.00 non-refundable application fee
    • Email the Pre-K4 - Grade 1 Teacher Recommendation Form to your child's teacher for completion (forms accessed on your student's checklist)
    • Grade 1 applicants: Provide a copy of the student’s most recent Kindergarten report card
    • Grade 1 applicants: Submit the Release of Student Records form signed by a parent
    • Schedule an individual assessment with the Admission Office by calling (239) 415-8945
  • Grades 2 - 4


    • Submit an application with a $100.00 non-refundable application fee
    • Provide a copy of the student's most recent report card
    • Provide a copy of the student's previous year's end-of-year report card
    • Email the Grades 2-4 Teacher Recommendation Form to your child's teacher for completion (forms accessed on your student's checklist)
    • Submit the Release of Student Records form signed by a parent
    • Grade 4 applicants must complete and submit the Student Questionnaire using black ink only
    • Schedule an individual assessment with the Admission Office by calling (239) 415-8945
  • Grades 5 - 11


    • Submit an application with a $100.00 non-refundable application fee
    • Provide a copy of the student's most recent report card
    • Provide a copy of the student's previous year's final report card
    • Provide copies of the student's most recent standardized test scores (reported in stanines and/or percentiles)
    • Email the recommendation form to your child's Math and English teachers for completion (forms accessed on your student's checklist)
    • Submit the Release of Student Records form signed by a parent
    • Applicant must complete and submit the Student Questionnaire and essay using black ink only for (Questionnaire for Grades 5-6) or (Questionnaire for Grades 7-11)
    • Schedule an individual assessment with the Admission Office by calling (239) 415-8945

Once the student enrolls at Canterbury,

the following required documents are due prior to attending classes:
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate
  • If the child is not an American citizen, please provide a copy of passport or visa
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (form 680)
  • School Entry Health Exam (form 3040)

Our Methods of Evaluation

List of 5 items.

  • Pre-K3

    Candidates for Pre-K3 must be toilet trained and must be three years old prior to August 1. Applicants are evaluated individually, using the Brigance Early Childhood Screen. Additionally, a visit to the school will be scheduled to further observe the child's social and developmental skills, in a group setting with same-age peers.

    Please note
    : For families wishing to matriculate to Pre-K4 the following year, we take developmental readiness into consideration. If your child is attending our Pre-K3 program, all developmental readiness observations and assessments required for Pre-K4 placement will be completed before February, during school hours while your child is in attendance.
  • Pre-K4

    Children must be four years old prior to September 1.  Applicants are evaluated individually, using the Brigance Early Childhood Screen. Additionally, a visit to the school will be scheduled to further observe the child's social and developmental skills, in a group setting with same-age peers.
  • Kindergarten

    Children must be five years old prior to September 1. Applicants are evaluated individually, using developmental and kindergarten readiness assessments. Additionally, a class visit will be scheduled at a later date to observe the child’s cognitive and social skills, as well as readiness for our kindergarten program.
  • Grades 1-5

    Applicants for Grades 1-5 are evaluated in the areas of reading and mathematics using the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP). In addition, applicants complete a writing sample. A class visit will be scheduled for a later date.
  • Grades 6-11

    Applicants are evaluated in the areas of reading comprehension and mathematics using the ERB Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). In addition, applicants complete a written essay. A class visit will be scheduled for a later date.

Once a candidate has been evaluated,

his/her file is forwarded to the Admission Committee. Using the student's past academic achievement, teacher recommendations, performance on the admission assessment, teacher observations during the class visit, and an interview with the Division Director and Director of Admission, the Committee makes a decision.