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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

4.2 Rating based on 71 Reviews
June 17, 2021
Do you have an opening in the toddler room?
Josh S. • Yelp
March 09, 2021
Since the first email I sent inquiring about openings for my son @ Canterbury, Liza & Randee have been awesome to work with. Little guy started in the infants room and is now with the toddlers. He loves it and I've seen the results of the curriculum. Love the updates throughout the day (emails, pics, videos, etc). I've even had to google some sign language so I could keep up with some of the things he's started doing around the house that he's learned at school. Safe, super organized, and throughout this entire Covid chapter - the team's done a great job at keeping everyone safe and informed along the way. I'd definitely recommend.
Danelle • Yelp
February 10, 2021
Our son has been at Canturbery Prep for about two years now and we absolutely love it! With being first time parents we have our big worries, but all the teachers and staff at the school have always been understanding, caring, and just wonderful with us and our son. (Being able to get notifications/pictures throughout the day on KidReport is a huge help) He is always so excited to go to school and learn new things with his friends. His education and social skills have well gone past our expectations while being at the school, and I would recommend the Canturbery schools to anyone!
J G. • Yelp
January 27, 2021
We have been at Canterbury since late 2015 and now have 2 children there for the last couple years. They have always been kind, caring, and responsive. From very young ages, both of my kids have come home with so much knowledge from letters and numbers and colors, including a little Spanish. My 2 yr old recognizes every letter and knows multiple words that start with each letter. Even the way they learn to put on their jackets is pretty awesome.  As with any daycare I have seen, there has been turnover. But every teacher we have had has been great. We recommend them all the time.

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