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Canterbury High School

School rating 4.4 / 5 by

3210 Smith Road Fort Wayne IN 46804 United States
Boarding
None to None
Day
PK to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

Canterbury High School review by .

Class sizes were very small; the only class I ever had over 20 was AP Biology, but those 29 students were split into two lab sessions. I had a seminar class senior year with only 6 students. Faculty are VERY dedicated. The AP Biology teacher comes in before 7AM every day and held a special review session on his Sunday shortly before AP exam time. Teachers are accessible and want to help students succeed. The open free periods allow students to meet with teachers to go over problems and discuss material. The school places a strong emphasis on developing the necessary skills for college. Though teachers do work hard to ensure student success on AP exams, the main emphasis is on ensuring student success.

College Counseling

The school has one college counselor and his secretary, who takes care of the actual....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

The school uses a standardized test, the ERBs (Educational Records Bureau tests). Students are....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

School cafeteria is decent and grounds are gorgeous. It's the Midwest, so crime is minimal other than student underage drinking/drug use. School over-emphasizes diversity to the point that it makes minority students uncomfortable/tired of being photographed. The student body spans socioeconomic groups (financial aid is available), but tuition is expensive so many parents are making a lot of sacrifices to send their kids there. Others are wealthy. School has many uptight rules/policies and is not always logical in them. The most striking example is the practice of not putting locks on lockers - admissions....

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