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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 that includes literature about our school along with a hard copy of all necessary forms. These forms can also be downloaded for your convenience. 
For each student applying, we require an Application for Admissions, Parent/Family Questionnaire, two Teacher Evaluations (1st – 12th Grades, English and Math teacher required; if self-contained, only one evaluation from the core class teacher of record is required ), and a Record Release Authorization form which is located below.
 
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.  For students entering grades 6 and higher, the ISEE test may also be taken, at an additional fee, for a possible Founders' Scholarship award.  
 
Shadow and Family Interview: 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.  The Family Interview is conducted by our Education Provost. This chat allows for a more personal exchange as we get to know your family and you get more insight into our Canterbury identity. It is important that both our staff and you feel that Canterbury is the best fit for your child's needs.
 
Decide: The decision process takes approximately two weeks to complete and is based on a thorough review of the assessment results, teacher evaluations, school records, student visit (when applicable) and family interview. 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 our Admissions Director, Elizabeth Charles, at CharlesE@TheCanterburySchool.org or 972-572-7200 ext. 109.