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Admissions Process

Admissions Process
Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Episcopal School! Canterbury seeks families who value the benefits of a challenging independent school education and who are prepared to actively support their children through a collaborative educational process.  At Canterbury, we work together as a team for the sole benefit of our children.
Inquire: We are happy to answer questions about Canterbury and give more information as requested. Please fill out an Inquiry Form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Visit Canterbury: A visit to the campus is one of the best ways for you to experience the unique warmth and beauty of the Canterbury community. Please contact the Admissions Office at (972) 572-7200 ext. 109 to schedule a convenient time for your family.
Apply: The application process begins when you decide that Canterbury is a fit for your child. You will be provided with an Admissions Packet with the necessary forms to get the process started for your family.  All forms are available to download.
For each student applying we require an Application for Admissions, Parent/Family Questionnaire, two Teacher Evaluations (2nd – 12th Grades, English and Math teacher preferred; 1st grade need only provide one teacher evaluation, if possible), and records release forms.
Assess: Once we have received the completed forms, along with the $150 application fee, we will schedule an assessment for your child. The assessment includes a school readiness appraisal, appropriate language arts and mathematics evaluations, and a writing sample.  The ISEE test is one tool we use to assess readiness for CES.  We provide opportunities at Canterbury to take this test, or you may provide your child's results in the application process.
Shadow: We invite your child to visit our campus for a day to shadow a current student. This provides an opportunity to attend classes, participate in school activities, and visit with teachers.  It is important that both our staff and you feel that Canterbury is the best fit for your child's needs.  Lunch will be provided on the day of your child's visit.
Decide: The decision process takes approximately two weeks to complete and is based upon the assessment results, teacher evaluations, school records, as well as the family/student visit. Canterbury will offer admission to qualified students whenever spaces are available; otherwise, qualified students will be placed on a waiting list.
Should you have any questions, please contact Admissions Assistant, Elizabeth Charles, at or 972-572-7200 ext. 109.