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Canterbury PK3 – 12 Program

The Canterbury Episcopal School is a mission-driven, faith-based school. It is a college preparatory school built
upon academic excellence, appreciation of diversity, spiritual development, and social responsibility.
The Canterbury Episcopal School is a close-knit community that is uniquely capable of providing students with
individualized attention.

• Classes are intimate learning environments where teachers are closely connected to their students.
Teachers seek to develop a full understanding of how each student learns and what interests and
motivates each individual.
• Teachers at Canterbury know and care about their students and work to build relationships that
encourage students to achieve their full potential.
• Canterbury promotes regular communication between students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone
is working towards the same goals for the student.
The Canterbury Episcopal School challenges students to stretch their minds.
• Canterbury sets high academic standards, encourages excellence, and motivates students to be
enthusiastic and creative about learning in an academically challenging environment.
• Teachers at Canterbury provide students with hands-on learning opportunities, and encourage classroom
discussions, teamwork, and socialization with others.
• Canterbury encourages teachers to be creative and flexible to make sure all of their students reach their
full potential. With more autonomy within the classroom, teachers are able to construct unique learning
experiences for their students.
The Canterbury Episcopal School goes beyond academics to develop responsible, independent, and community-oriented
• Canterbury teaches students how to develop critical thinking skills and solve problems, individually and
as part of a team.
• Educational opportunities extend well beyond the classroom including chapel, athletic competitions,
artistic pursuits, school leadership experiences, and social activities.
• Canterbury offers students real-life learning experiences in and outside the classroom, including field
trips, classes with expert guest lecturers, and learning through service.
The philosophy of The Canterbury Episcopal School emphasizes four facets of education:
• Recognizes each child as a unique creation of God;
• Commits to discovering, nurturing, and developing each child’s individual gifts and talents, while at the
same time guiding the child toward the maturity necessary to manage his/her learning;
• Actively seeks a diverse student body and welcomes children of all ethnic, cultural, social, economic, and
religious heritages, as well as those with no particular religious affiliations; and
• Maintains a financial aid program aimed at accommodating applicants who, except for the inability to pay
full tuition, would otherwise qualify for enrollment.
The School seeks to realize the following major educational objectives:
• To provide an academic environment in which each child’s intellectual, emotional, social, aesthetic, and
physical growth is accompanied by a corresponding spiritual and moral growth;
• To nurture self-esteem and a sense of fulfillment in each child; and
• To cultivate in each child a sense of social and moral responsibility and genuine respect for others.
Canterbury recognizes the need for a qualified faculty, a capable administrative staff, and active and supportive
parents who will, through a cooperative effort, succeed in building a caring community whose environment
reflects encouragement, compassion, and trust.
The Canterbury Episcopal School seeks academic excellence through an emphasis on basic learning and
critical thinking skills. The School believes that this goal can be achieved by providing:
• An integrated curriculum that includes reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, foreign languages,
computation, scientific analysis, religious studies, fine arts appreciation, environmental concerns, multicultural
heritage, computer technology, practical life skills, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills,
leadership skills, character development, spiritual formation, and community service.
• An innovative, experiential program based on the concept of learning by doing.
• A developmental approach to learning.
• A program that expects the most from children with average to above-average academic abilities.
• A program that removes competition as a major motivation and de-emphasizes comparisons of students as a means of evaluation.
• A program that provides comprehensive and specific feedback to parents and students concerning areas in which skills have been mastered and areas that need improvement.
• A consistent, rational discipline structure that excludes the use of corporal punishment or humiliation.
• A physical education program that is developmental and promotes fitness and acquisition of life sport skills. The athletic program promotes the attributes of fair play, teamwork, and leadership.
There is an advantage to being a part of the Canterbury Episcopal family:

By the numbers:

1      Rhodes Scholar

2     National Merit Finalists

12     National Merit Commended Scholars  

3     National Achievement Scholars

4     National Achievement Commended Scholars

9     Advanced Placement Scholars with Honors

12     Advanced Placement Scholars

1     McDermott Scholarship

1     Presidential Scholar

1     Kluge Scholar

1     Danforth Scholar

1     Fulbright Scholar

1 Emory Scholar

4 TAPPS Athletes of the Year

7 State Championships in 3 sports

12 Final Four appearances in 5 sports


College Acceptances:

        98% of Canterbury graduates are accepted to 4-year institutions
2% of Canterbury graduates are accepted to 2-year colleges
202 Graduates from 2004-2016 were admitted to the following
colleges and universities:
Auburn University
Austin College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr University
Carnegie Mellon University
Centenary College
Chapman University
Claremont-McKenna College
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University (MA)
Clemson University
College of William and Mary
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University
Concordia University
Cornell University
Curry College
Dallas Baptist University
Dartmouth College
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Fashion Institute of Design
& Merchandising (CA)
Florida International University
Fordham University
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Howard University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola Univ. New Orleans
Marquette University
Mercer University
Midwestern State University
Missouri State Southern Univ.
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Norwich University
Oklahoma State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pitzer University
Prairie View A & M University
Princeton University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Tech
Sam Houston University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Seattle University
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
Southern Nazarene University
Southwestern University
St. Bonaventure
St. Edward’s University
St. Mary’s University
Stanford University
Stephen F. Austin University
Swarthmore College
Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
The New School
Trinity University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Colorado
University of Dallas
University of Houston
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami (FL)
University of Mississippi
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas
University of Texas Arlington
University of Texas Dallas
University of the Pacific
University of the South
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
US Merchant Marine Academy
US Military Academy
Vanderbilt University
Washington University (MO)
Webster University
Western State College of Colorado
Williams College