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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

4.3 Rating based on 70 Reviews
Zainab Landor • Google
June 15, 2021
My family and I recently relocated to KC a few months ago. Picking the right daycare for our son was by far the most important task on our list. We are pleased to say we made the right choice! Canterbury Academy is an amazing place! Very clean with great staff and very welcoming. My son has been going to Canterbury Academy for some time now and has shown great improvement in his speech and problem-solving ability. I couldn’t ask for a better daycare! Canterbury has an amazing staff with so much heart and a caring mindset. The teachers make an effort to engage the kids and develop them in a very individualized way. The management is committed to providing a safe, fun, and loving environment. We’re very thankful for his teachers Mrs. Brouse and Ms. Melanie. The Director of Holly and Assistant Director Paige cares about the children and works with the parents. Holly has a passion for what she does and it shows daily. I would recommend this daycare to other parents.
Adrienne Byard • Google
May 18, 2021
Responsive, loving, and transparent
Angela Snyder • Google
May 12, 2021
We've loved having our daughter attend Canterbury. The teachers and staff are kind, caring, and have provided a wonderful environment for her to flourish.
Lauren Wyatt • Google
April 30, 2021
My son attended Canterbury from when he was 3 1/2 months until 13 1/2 months old. As a first time mom, I got a lot of great ideas early on from seeing pictures on their app of him engaged in different activities. Holly and Lori work extremely hard and you can tell that they genuinely care so much about the kids. There did seem to be a lot of staff turnover during our time there, so the communication could be a tad spotty, but overall our experience with all the teachers was very good. It made me so happy when they sent him home with art projects and whenever they took a picture of him smiling. Also, the kids are provided with two snacks and a meal each day, so I feel like the tuition is very reasonable given what is included. The facility is professionally cleaned on a daily basis. I would definitely recommend Canterbury Academy - Briarcliff.

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