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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.
Candidates should begin the admission process in the fall prior to the school year they wish to attend. The Admission Committee considers applications from boys and girls entering grades Pre-K 3 through Grade Eleven.

Applicant Instructions

All supplemental documents may be submitted electronically through the online application portal. If necessary, they may also be scanned and emailed to Jean Sparrow at Jsparrow@canterburyfortmyers.org, faxed to 239-481-8339, or mailed to the Admission Office Canterbury School.

There are additional application materials required once the initial application has been submitted. The additional forms can be downloaded, completed, and then mailed, uploaded, or faxed to the Admission Office. As always, we are happy to assist you and answer your questions.

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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

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  • Pre-K3

    Candidates for Pre-K3 must be toilet trained and must be three years old prior to August 1.  A brief class visit will be scheduled for the child to visit the Pre-K3 classroom for a “get to know us” opportunity during which time social and developmental observations will be made.  Parents should remain on campus during their child’s visit.

    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 a nationally normed early childhood assessment.  Additionally, a class visit will be scheduled on an alternate date to further observe the child’s social and developmental skills.
  • Kindergarten

    Children must be five years old prior to September 1.  Applicants are evaluated individually, using a nationally normed early childhood assessment.  Additionally, a class visit will be scheduled on an alternate date to observe the child’s cognitive and social skills, as well as readiness for our Kindergarten program.
  • Grades 1-4

    Applicants for Grades 1-4 are evaluated using nationally normed achievement tests in Reading and Mathematics.  A class visit will be scheduled on an alternate date, following the assessment.
  • Grades 5-11

    Applicants are evaluated in the areas of Reading Comprehension and Mathematics using the ERB Comprehensive Test Program (CTP) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).  In addition, applicants complete a written essay. A class visit will be scheduled for an alternate date, following the assessment.

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.