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About Canterbury Preparatory School

Canterbury Preparatory School first opened its doors on August 14th, 2001 and is conveniently located in the Corporate Lakes Business Park in Overland Park, Kansas. We’re only a mile from both the I-435 and US-69 freeways. We know that finding the right early childhood program for your family is one of the most important decisions you can make and we strive every day to create an enriching environment where your child will thrive.

Our trained, qualified, and caring staff takes a hands-on approach to learning and provides quality programming and dedicated teachers for children from when they join us as infants all the way through pre-kindergarten. Our students are encouraged to be active and creative explorers, as well as independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners. Each child is treated as an individual and encouraged to progress at his or her natural ability while still reaching desired age-level goals.

  • Infant Daycare (ages 2 weeks to 1 year)
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2.5)
  • Preschool (ages 2.5 to 4)
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
  • School-Age Program – be sure to ask about our new school-age programs!

Our Philosophy

Our primary objective at Canterbury Academy is to provide the most enriching environment to facilitate a child’s development. We believe that every child has the ability to learn and to teach, and that a child who enjoys learning will always seek challenges in life.

Our programs are based upon the Montessori principles of self-direction, and experiential education. We promote a thoughtful and sensitive atmosphere in each classroom, and we support cooperation between children as they learn from one another.

What Makes Us Unique

Canterbury Academy schools are known for our warmly decorated, homelike environment. Our family-friendly policy is one that welcomes parent visits any time of the day. We host monthly events and parties celebrating major holidays that create a fun, celebratory feel on campus. We also offer age-appropriate playgrounds and outdoor learning environments.

Breakfast and a hot, nutritious lunch is made on-premises by our full-time cook and served each day along with regularly scheduled snacks.

Our Location

We are conveniently located near the intersection of Metcalf Avenue and W 119th St, less than a mile from the I-435 and US-69 freeways. Some of our neighboring communities include Deer Creek and Lionsgate. We’re excited to show you what makes Canterbury Preparatory School different.

Reviews from Parents

4.1 Rating based on 78 Reviews
Sarah Rice
October 26, 2020
Our little girl has been at Canterbury for two years and we can't say enough about it! It was scary as a new mom to drop your baby off at a new place, but the teachers and the staff made the transition much easier. We have loved all of the teachers and she is learning so much. Upon our return after the COVID shut down I have been extremely impressed with how they handle the extra precautions. I would recommend Canterbury to any parent.
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Sarah Bates
October 26, 2020
Our little girl has been at Canterbury for two years and we can't say enough about it! It was scary as a new mom to drop your baby off at a new place, but the teachers and the staff made the transition much easier. We have loved all of the teachers and she is learning so much. Upon our return after the COVID shut down I have been extremely impressed with how they handle the extra precautions. I would recommend Canterbury to any parent.
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parent
September 30, 2020
Unfortunately, we had a very poor experience. (I usually don't write reviews, but I thought I needed to share). Some teachers were really great, but overall, it was not somewhere I felt comfortable leaving my kids and we left after a few months of really trying to make it work. At drop off, no teacher would engage with the kids, I had to leave my child crying on the floor by himself while the teacher just stood at the front. (This happen everyday. Even on the first day, no one even cared he was starting a new school) This teacher never interacted with the kids in the morning or evening, she also would snap at kids. They said the ratios would be 7:1, it was 11-13 to 1 most mornings (I was not there during the day, so I don't know). During outside time, most all teachers would just sit in the shade, no interaction with kids. (Again, a few really good teacher would play, but they could not be with all of the kids, Many board kids). This are some of the main issues, but they also lied about food. I saw them serve breakfast and snacks, and the food they put in my "note" was different from what they served during the day. They said the kids had a low sugar food in my daily report, but it was really a very high sugar food when I was there in the morning and at snack. This did not happen all of the time, but enough where I did not trust the report. Etc, etc, etc . . . (end of 2019- early 2020, we left)
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Megan A.
September 29, 2020
Canterbury has been a wonderful preschool for our toddlers. They are very intentional about our kids educational needs, development and communication with parents. Over the past year we've seen tremendous growth with out twins, and definitely know the teachers are a huge part of that. There has been consistency with teachers, curriculum followed in both classes allowing us to work with them at home too. We are very thankful for Canterbury!
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