24% of our student body receives tuition assistance
$1.1 million need-based grants awarded in 2017-18
Our Commitment to Access
Canterbury School of Florida is committed to accepting students for admission from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Our Board of Trustees has a need-based financial assistance policy that dictates a percentage of the budget be used exclusively for financial assistance. That said, we believe that an independent school education is first and foremost a commitment and responsibility of the parents. Need-based aid is defined as the difference between what it costs to attend Canterbury School and a family’s ability to pay. While we attempt to meet a percentage of need, no child receives full tuition. Further, we do not offer scholarships or grants based on merit or athletic ability. International students are not eligible for financial assistance.
To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute toward education expenses, we use TADS as a confidential third party for financial aid application processing. The TADS analysis of a family's estimated contribution is a critical component of our financial assistance decision used by our Financial Aid Committee, along with any additional information regarding special circumstances, our total financial aid budget in a given year, and the needs of our entire applicant pool.
* Students for the 2018-19 school year must complete the admissions process and receive an acceptance status before the Financial Assistance committee will review the financial aid application.
Accepted students who qualify for assistance on the basis of financial need outnumber those whom we can afford to support; unfortunately, we cannot guarantee funding to all applicants who apply. Although need is the first requirement for financial aid, the final selection of a new recipient is based on our evaluation of the student’s overall academic and personal strengths. We seek students who demonstrate intellectual capacity and curiosity, motivation for learning, integrity and appropriate social and emotional development and who enhance our community through their diverse talents, interests and characteristics.
We also accept the Step Up For Students Scholarship. Step Up For Students provides legislatively authorized K-12 scholarship programs and related support to give economically disadvantaged families the freedom to choose the best learning options for their children.
NEW TO STEP UP: Apply to Step Up beginning in February.
- RENEWAL FAMILIES: Renew your child's Step Up scholarship beginning in October. Be sure to note the renewal deadline on the Step Up website
We know the decision to attend private school is a major financial commitment. Please feel free to contact us to discuss.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Canterbury School of Florida welcomes students without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, economic or social status. As a member school, Canterbury adheres to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice