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Canterbury School Of Florida

1200 Snell Isle Blvd
Saint Petersburg, FL 33703

(727) 525-1419


Canterbury offers an exceptional co-ed college prep education for PK3 - Grade 12. The Hough Campus (1200 Snell Isle Blvd.) is home to PK3 - grade 4 students. The Knowlton Campus is home to students in grades 5-12. Character education is taught in all grades. One-of-a-kind Marine Studies program. Mandarin Chinese and Spanish are taught to all grades PK4 - 7.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

ACADEMICS: We foster a love of learning by discovering and celebrating individual talents and skills through engagement with exemplary teachers in distinctive academic, artistic, athletic and co-curricular activities. CHARACTER: As an independent school in the Episcopal tradition, we instill and expect integrity, honesty, moral courage, personal accountability, respect and compassion for others within the context of spiritual awareness. COMMUNITY: Respecting the diversity of others and valuing the relationships uniting us as a school community, we inspire individual responsibility and a commitment to serve.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Technology skills are taught in all grades. Students learn using iPod Touches and educational "apps." Library skills are also taught to all children. Violin is mandatory for all students in grades 3-4 (violins provided by the school). Mandarin Chinese and Spanish is mandatory for all students in PK3 - grade 7. Hands-on Marine Studies facility nurtures environmental interests.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers learn each student's individual learning style and caters to that style. Teachers often break students into groups during lessons based on learning styles to gain the most success for each student.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Canterbury School of Florida educates and nurtures the whole child in mind, body and spirit in preparation for college and an honorable life as a responsible steward of our world.

A Typical Day

Students on Canterbury's Hough Campus (PK3 - Grade 4) start the day with a Flag ceremony. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay for this. It starts with the pledge of allegiance and a school song or prayer, followed by announcements by the children to celebrate their accomplishments (everything from completing 2,000 math problems on to losing a tooth). Flag ends with the students singing the Honor Code: "As a member of the Canterbury family, I pledge to uphold my personal integrity, promote equality and be respectful, and considerate. I will be honest and sincere, facing each day with a positive attitude."

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are in constant communication with faculty and staff via the Parent Portals on the school's website. Faculty also frequently email parents with photos and anecdotes from the student's day.