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The Canterbury Advantage



Incorporated in 1964 and located in downtown Fort Myers, Canterbury School was originally founded as a coeducational elementary school to promote Christian education. The founders were Dr. Joseph Selden, Dr. Edward Saunders, Dr. Vercil Senseman and Mrs. Bernice Grimsley. A year later the campus moved to “The Bungalows” on Royal Palm Avenue and by 1968, had added grades seven and eight. By 1969, the little school had grown to 200 students, compelling the trustees to find a new site on College Parkway and secure funding to construct a new school. Students, faculty and trustees helped move into the new facility over winter break in 1970.



At all levels, the academic program emphasizes individual growth, skill development, a high caliber of instruction, collaboration and high standards. Canterbury provides all students with an opportunity to challenge themselves and take risks in an atmosphere of mutual respect and partnership among students, parents and teachers. Led by a talented and dedicated faculty, the school seeks to build a close-knit community of learners where the whole child is nurtured and developed and where the model of liberal arts education thrives. At Canterbury, the life of the mind is complemented by a strong athletic program and a commitment to the arts and creativity. Canterbury stresses personal integrity and service; we expect our graduates to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens well prepared to help shape a changing world.

“Canterbury has a solid educational foundation, a true college preparatory school that builds on the whole child. My child is very diverse and Canterbury recognizes that and gives him opportunities to be all that he can be.”

Canterbury parent


Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI) Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)

CANTERBURY SCHOOL 8141 College Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919 • (239) 333-3294 • Canterbury is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution. Tax ID# 59-1058089. Gifts are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Canterbury School’s mission is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership and service.

“Our identity was not one of singularity, but one of diversity. It’s a school where we are encouraged to form deep connections with those around us; where celebrating our differences is just as important as our similarities.”

Canterbury graduate Harvard student




A COMMUNITY ASSET Canterbury School is Lee County’s only independent Pre-K3-12 college preparatory school. Canterbury is committed to ensuring that all students are able to attend regardless of their families financial circumstances. In 2015/16 the school provided more than $1.9M in need-based financial aid which represents 28 percent of the student population.

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A UNIQUE MARKETING PLATFORM This is a unique opportunity to reach a highly educated and affluent market. Canterbury families are dedicated to supporting the school’s mission and those who invest in it. This annual tradition is the highly anticipated community event of the year with more than 250 loyal supporters.

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All exclusive sponsorship opportunities include the benefits associated with the dollar level above, plus exclusive recognition within the specific item/opportunity. Recognition opportunities provide for customization based on mutual agreement of sponsor and school.

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