Admission

International Admission

We welcome the interest of international students and encourage students whose families may be moving to the Fort Myers area to seek admission. Likewise, interested students currently residing in their home countries whose families wish to relocate for a semester, or a year, to enroll in an academic/cultural exchange are encouraged to apply.
International students who seek admission follow a similar process that all other applicants must follow except the school will then send a letter of acceptance, an enrollment contract and issue the I-20 form to the family in the country of origin.  To ensure enrollment, a deposit of 50% of the tuition must be received before the deadline stated on the enrollment contract. The remaining 50% of the tuition and the matriculation fee will be due on July 1st. Canterbury will assess a $1,000 administrative fee each year the international student is enrolled in the school. This fee is due with the 50% deposit.

The tuition deposit will be refunded only if a visa application is rejected by the U.S. embassy at applicant’s home country and the original I-20 is returned to the school by the applicant.

Please note: International students are not eligible for financial aid due to the difficulty in determining financial need in a different currency and tax structure.

All international applicants must have a good command of English and must complete their application materials in English.

*Please note: All Asian students interested in attending Canterbury please fill out this inquiry form from The Cambridge Institute of International Education, our exclusive representatives for all Asian applicants. 

Application Process

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Online Application

    Complete the Canterbury online application and submit the non-refundable $100 application fee
  • 2. Required Application Documents

    Collect and complete the following required application documents (found on the Canterbury website) and please submit to Canterbury School:
    • Copies of the last two year’s report cards translated to English
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from the current math and English teachers translated to English
    • A letter of recommendation from a personal reference translated to English
    • A personal essay, completed entirely by the applicant without assistance and handwritten in English
    • Student Questionnaire written in English (Questionnaire for Grades 4-6) or (Questionnaire for Grades 7-12)
    • Skype interview may be required
    • Students entering grades 9-11 for whom English is a second language may be required to take the TOEFL.  Information can be found at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.  International students entering grades 7-8 may need to take the new TOEFL Jr. test.  In addition, students may need to take the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test).

    There are two formats for the TOEFL test.  The format you take depends on the location of your test center.  Most students taking the test complete the Internet-based Test (IBT).  Test centers that do not have Internet access offer the Paper-based Test (PBT).
  • 3. Family Notification of Admission Status

    Canterbury School will send the family notification of the admission status (student accepted or not accepted) by letter or email.  If the student is accepted to Canterbury School, an I-20 with the student’s SEVIS number will be sent after the following required documents are submitted to Canterbury School:

    • A copy of the prospective student’s passport
    • A copy of the prospective student’s birth certificate
    • Home country address and United States address
    • Original bank statement, investment report or other document that proves financial ability to fund tuition, fees and living expenses during the period of international study at Canterbury School
  • 4. Apply for F-1 Visa

    Student applies for F-1 Visa through the United States Embassy in their home country
  • 5. Inform Canterbury School of Visa Results

    Family must inform Canterbury School of the results of the F-1 Visa request by email.
  • 6. Send Canterbury a Copy of Visa

    Family must send Canterbury School a copy of the F-1 Visa.
Please note: All admission materials and application materials for an I-20 may be scanned, faxed or mailed.

Interested in hosting an international student? Click here for more information.