Academics

Ashbury’s cornerstone is academic rigour, enhanced by small class sizes with a student/teacher ratio of 8:1, dedicated faculty and innovative technology. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and our bilingual diploma (French and English) further enhance diversity and provide a broader world view.

Excellence in teaching and learning at Ashbury College is demonstrated by:

Teachers who:

  • Are knowledgeable and passionate subject specialists
  • Individualize learning to engage all students
  • Extend the curriculum beyond the classroom using a mixture of traditional and innovative practices and resources
  • Continually upgrade their teaching practice through professional growth; and

Students who:

  • Are curious, engaged, collaborative, growth-minded, improvement oriented
  • Are active participants in the learning process
  • Aspire to embody the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

Ashbury graduates pursue higher education in the following fields:

38%

Science & Engineering

30%

Arts & Social Sciences

21%

Business

8%

Fine & Performing Arts

The best universities around the world recruit Ashbury graduates, including Harvard, Cornell, McGill, Oxford, University of Toronto, Queen’s, Cambridge, Carleton, Dartmouth College, University of Ottawa, Norwegian School of Business, and the Sorbonne, to name a few.

Grades 4–8

The Junior School distinguishes itself by providing a challenging, broad-based program, which promotes critical thinking and creativity. Learning beyond the borders of the classroom aims to enable every student to develop in the areas of academics, athletics, arts, co-curriculars, community, bilingualism, and leadership. Clear standards and guidelines in work, sport, dress, and behaviour help to achieve these goals.

Classrooms are designed to meet the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic needs of all learners, while outdoor spaces such as the green roof, athletic fields, and outdoor amphitheatre provide room to explore, challenge and create. Explore the Junior School academic offerings

Grades 9–12

The Senior School experience teaches students to think, speak and write clearly, critically, and creatively. Students explore challenging curriculum that inspires them to look beyond themselves towards the greater good. Classroom work is complemented by learning on the playing field, in the arts, in community service, and through experiences within our international community.

Ashbury graduates enter university with the knowledge, skills, integrity and compassion born of careful scholarship, richly rewarding faculty contacts, physical activity, and spiritual reflection

Explore the Senior School academic offerings

International Baccalaureate

Ashbury has more than 40 years as an IB World School, offering a high-quality education with fully-accredited IB teachers. Students in the two-year Diploma Programme choose from a wide range of IB subjects and levels and have the opportunity to develop artistic, cultural, athletic, service, and leadership skills.

For the IB Diploma, students study six subject areas in depth, including a dual language program in English, French, Spanish or other international language. Ashbury offers IB studies in alignment with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements so our senior students can make choices suitable to their interests, abilities, and university plans while earning both the OSSD and the ID Diploma.

100% of Ashbury students complete IB English. Approximately 75% of Ashbury students complete other IB Certificates of the IB Diploma Programme.

The IB program is accessible to any engaged and motivated student with an average of 75% and higher. Our students may choose the full IB Diploma, the IB Bilingual Diploma or up to four IB certificates, although it is important to understand that it is the full IB Diploma which provides the best preparation for university, as it is a comprehensive program with both depth and breadth.

 

 

University Admissions

Ashbury offers a progressive learning environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential. Ashbury’s 100% university placement rate is a source of pride for faculty and parents alike and graduates excel in all fields of study. Graduating students receive one-on-one counselling to help them find their best post-secondary fit.

In 2019, over 80% of the graduating class were offered an entrance scholarship, with several students receiving the top awards from their universities. Over the years, Ashbury graduates have been successful winning many other significant scholarships including the Chancellor’s Scholarship at Queen’s University, the National Scholarship at Western University, the President’s Scholarship at University of Guelph, Schulich Leaders Scholarship, the National Scholarship at the University of Toronto, the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship, the Canadian Merit Scholarship (National Award), provincial awards, and numerous local awards as well as the U.S. National Merit Scholarship.

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