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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.

Our Team

Liza Ordo

Liza Ordo


Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 47 Reviews Leave A Review
Jackie Pies • Google
We have been with Canterbury since late 2015 and now have two children there for the last couple years. All the people I’ve interacted with at the school are kind and caring and responsive. I feel like our children gain a ton of knowledge there even at a very early age. Including letters, numbers, colors and more. We recommend them all the time. They have been a lifesaver throughout our time there and are doing a great job dealing with the pandemic as well. They try their best not to close, even in bad weather, which is a necessity for us.
Colleen McDole • Google
We have two kiddos here and we LOVE it here!! It has been such a rewarding experience watching our 2 year old coming home and showing us everything he has learned from school. Montessori schools are the way to go! The administrative staff and teachers have been nothing but kind and caring. Teachers in all classrooms have gone out of there way to keep me informed of my kiddos are doing in school which is so appreciated. On top of that they have handled the pandemic in such a professional manner and keep everyone updated with frequent communications. So glad I found this gem of a place a few years ago.
Sarah Bates • Google
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.
Britney Kennedy • Google
My experience with Canterbury has been great. The teachers have helped my child feel safe and free to learn and excel. She loves going to school and is excited to tell me all about the things she has learned and done that day.

Canterbury Schools

Overland Park, KS

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.