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Tuition + Fees

By selecting Canterbury School, you are choosing an exceptional education that will expand your child's intellectual resources and guide him or her in the development of values, leadership qualities, and responsibilities to self and community.
We recognize that providing your child an independent school education is an investment in their future. This takes planning and resources. We hope the information on the following pages will guide you in this journey.

Need-based financial assistance is available at Canterbury School in grades 5-11. Canterbury is committed to enrolling talented students from a variety of backgrounds to create a diverse student body.

2020-2021 Tuition & Fees


Tuition
 
Pre-K3
 
     5 Full Days
 $ 11,420.00*
     5 Half Days
$   7,890.00*
Pre-K4*** & Kindergarten
$ 19,220.00*
Grades 1 - 5
$ 24,475.00*
Grades 6 - 12
$ 26,900.00* 
Fees
 
Application Fee
$100.00
Matriculation Fee (one-time-only fee for new students)
$600.00**
Annual Dining Fee (Grades PK3-Fourth Grade - $6.50/day)
$1,150.00****
Annual Dining Fee (Grades 5-12 - $8.50/day)
$1,500.00****
Annual Quarterly Payment Plan Service Charge (per child)
$250.00
Annual Monthly Payment Plan Service Charge (per child)
$300.00
Tuition rates include facilities fees, field trips during the school day, PSAT and PLAN testing, proms and dances, homecoming, and one yearbook per student.


Additional Information & Fees

List of 7 items.

  • Extended Day

    Annual Rate$2,445
    Hourly Rate (as needed)$8.00
    Late Pick Up After 5:30 p.m.$5.00 per minute
  • Registration Deposit

    (subtracted from tuition - non- refundable)
     Upon Registration:   20% (Billed by FACTS)
  • Estimated Textbook Costs (Grades 5-12)


    Grades 5 - 6$350
    Grades 7 - 8$350
    Grades 9 - 12$300 - $500
  • AP Exams


    Per Exam - $100
  • Extended Overnight Field Trips


    7th Grade Pathfinder Trip$500
    8th Grade Washington DC Trip$2,300
    9th Grade Calleva Trip$1,600
  • Technology Needed

    • Grades 1-3: iPad, Case, Headphones
    • Grades 4-12: Laptop
  • Late Enrollment

    On occasion, and if space is available, Canterbury School will enroll students after the start of the school year. Tuition will be prorated based on the academic quarter in which the student enrolls based on the following schedule:

    • 1st quarter = Full tuition
    • 2nd quarter = 75%
    • 3rd quarter = 50%
    • 4th quarter = 25%

    Additional fees will not be prorated, regardless of when a student enrolls.

Note:

 *Books are included in the tuition for grades PK3 through 4.  The school has a BYOD (bring your own device) Technology Program for Grades 1 through 12.
 
**Matriculation Fee is a one-time only fee for new students.  (This fee is waived for PK3 applicants but will apply when they matriculate to PK4.)  Financial Aid is not available for our Lower School program, grades Pre-K3 – 4.

***If the Regular Tuition Payment Plan is chosen but not followed, Canterbury reserves the right to change the account to a Monthly Payment Plan with appropriate fees and tuition insurance premium.

****Annual Dining Fee is billed in two installments: July 1st and January 1st.
 

Payment Options

List of 6 items.

  • Plan 1: Full Payment Plan

    A nonrefundable 20% deposit of the tuition is due no later than February 15.  In July, the remaining 80% of the tuition is due. With this payment schedule, Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) insurance is optional.
  • Plan 2: REGULAR PAYMENT PLAN

    Tuition payments at Canterbury School include both a nonrefundable deposit and the remaining tuition balance.  A nonrefundable 20% deposit of the tuition is due no later than February 15. In July, another 40% of the tuition is due, with the remaining 40% of the tuition due in October.  With this payment schedule, Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) insurance is optional.
  • Plan 3: QUARTERLY PAYMENT PLAN

    A nonrefundable deposit of 20% of the tuition is due no later than February 15.  The remaining 80% of the tuition is placed on a quarterly plan to be paid in four equal payments in July, October, January, and April.  There is a $250 per child annual service charge when selecting the Quarterly Payment Plan. Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) insurance is required with this payment schedule.
  • Plan 4: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

    A nonrefundable deposit of 20% of the tuition is due no later than February 15.  The remaining 80% of the tuition is placed on a nine-month payment plan commencing in July, with the final payment being due in April.  You will be relieved of a monthly payment in the month of February when deposits are due. There is a $300 per child annual service charge when selecting the Monthly Payment Plan.  Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) insurance is required with this payment schedule.
     
  • Tuition Refund Plan Insurance

    Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) insurance, which protects your financial commitment against loss due to absence, dismissal, or withdrawal, is available to all families through Dewar, Inc.
    Brochures explaining the benefits are available here and in the Business Office. 
    If a Monthly or Quarterly Payment Plan is selected, participation in the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) is mandatory.  If tuition is paid in 2 payments, the Tuition Refund Plan is optional. The TRP premium is equal to 1.1% of the annual tuition, as follows: ***
     
    Pre-K3
    5 Full Days$125.62
    5 Half Days$  86.79
    Pre-K 4 & K$211.42
    Grades 1 - 5$269.22
    Grades 6-12
    $295.90
  • FACTS Tuition Management

    Canterbury school has partnered with FACTS Tuition Management Co. to provide our student billing service. READ MORE
Note: Tuition payments at Canterbury School include both a nonrefundable deposit and the remaining tuition balance.