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About Canterbury Academy at Briarcliff

Canterbury Academy at Briarcliff is conveniently located just a 1/4 mile south of Briarcliff Village near the intersection of NW Platte Road and Briarcliff Parkway In Kansas City, Missouri. We first opened our doors in 2008 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 toddlers all the way through 3rd grade. 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.

Programs Offered:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 2 weeks to 1 year)
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
  • Preschool (ages 2 to 4)
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)

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.

Reviews from Parents

4.4 Rating based on 76 Reviews
October 12, 2021
Emma is happy to be back in school and she is eager to get there in the mornings. She really likes both of her teachers and seems to making friends easily. And she is always happy and full of stories when we pick her up!! I really like the daily emails I get with information about her day. So far I would say we are all happy!
September 21, 2021
Things are going great!! I am so happy with the communication from Tya and Lynsey. Drop off with Martha is going great. I was really really happy to see some tummy time pictures!
September 15, 2021
We have been so impressed by the staff and teachers at Canterbury. Nora has adjusted so well to the new environment and is really enjoying it!! Plus her potty training has drastically improved!!! Please let everyone know how thankful we are for their care and dedication!
Jessica Lackey • Facebook
August 25, 2021
My daughter has been attending Canterbury for several weeks now and we can't say enough great things about her teachers, especially Ms. Martha. She's learning new things every day through a variety of different activities (she's 16 months old). I really enjoy seeing her progress throughout the day with the parent app they have. Communication with administration and teachers through the app and verbally is great as well. Highly recommend Canterbury Academy.

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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.