Rigorous academic preparation for university

Average class size of 17

World IB school

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Why Ashbury?

  • Rigorous academic preparation for university
  • Average class size of 17
  • World IB school
  • Focus on responsible citizenship and service
  • Over 70 co-curriculars on offer
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The liberal education provided by Ashbury College Senior School teaches students to think, speak and write clearly, critically and creatively. It leads them to explore the core subjects that comprise our human heritage and are the hallmarks of an educated person. It develops a healthy body and illuminates the spirit by inspiring students to look beyond themselves towards the greater good.

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    Senior School

    At Ashbury College we accept day and boarding students into our Senior School.

    While we do accept applications year round, our day program is competitive, so we advise you to apply early for entry the following September. We do consider applications for Grades 10 and 11 although spaces are limited and offers are made dependent on space. We rarely accept students into Grade 12.

    Boarding students are admitted predominantly into Grade 9, 10 and 11, with few openings in Grade 12. Our boarding program has a rolling admissions process, however spaces are usually filled by March of each year.

    Junior School

    Each year the Junior School admits new girls and boys to one Grade 4 class and two Grade 7 classes. Although few girls and boys leave the Junior School before graduation, applications for Grades 5, 6 and 8 are kept on file in the event that places become available.

    The Junior School offers First Round Admissions in December by applying in October and November. Students not admitted in December will have their applications brought forward for consideration in our Second Round of Admissions which takes place in March.

    Please note that a limited number of positions are available for the French Social Studies homeroom in Grade 7.

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    Dates for Entry

    Round I Deadline:
    Tuesday, November 30. 2021

    Round I Offers Extended:
    Week of December 13, 2021

    Boarding admission: rolling deadline (as applications are received); please contact boarding@ashbury.ca to arrange to write our entrance exam

    Tuition and Financial Assistance

    An independent school education involves a major financial commitment. Ashbury College has established a Financial Assistance Program to aid qualified students. We offer both Merit Awards and Bursaries to assist our families.

    The Ashbury Bursaries are need-based and are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit sound scholastic achievement, good character and a capacity to make a worthwhile contribution to the school. The majority of endowment funds are reserved for bursary recipients and are available for students Grades 7–12.

    Ashbury offers merit awards to select students who display high proficiency in a combination of academics and extra-curricular activities. Merit awards are competitive and offered to less than 5% of new students.

    For more information about our Merit Award and Bursary Program, please contact the Admissions Office.


    Upon acceptance of an offer of admission to Ashbury College, new students will be charged a one-time non-refundable Enrollment Fee. This fee is $5,000 for students in Grades 4 – 9 and $7,500 for students in Grades 10 – 12.  Please see our Financial Handbook for complete details or contact the Admissions Office for more information.


    School Year 2021–22

    • Day Student: $30,585
    • Boarding Student: $71,720

    Custodianship, Student Visa, Study Permit, and Insurance

    All non-residents under the age of 18 studying in Canada must have a Canadian Custodian. Ashbury, along with a consortium of other independent schools, relies on the professional services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) and the Canada Homestay Network (CHN), to provide custodianship for students who do not have family or friends in Canada who are eligible to serve as custodian.

    Student Visas and Study Permits are increasingly more complex to apply for, and in most countries, the process takes months. International Student Guardianship Canada takes the stress and work out of the tedious and lengthy application process and can guide you and your child through the Visa and Study Permit application and renewal process. International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) offers immigration services through a registered immigration consultant to international students who need assistance. Please contact them directly.

    Learn more about the Canadian Custodianship, Visa and Study Permit requirements and how ISGC (view fees) and CHN (view fees) can make the process easy for you.

    Insurance is available through guard.me. For more information about the plan, please click the policy documents icon on the guard.me page and choose the language of choice.

    Local Admissions Events

    November 23, 2021: Virtual Admissions Info Session

    International Admissions Events

    More information coming soon.

    International Travel

    Ashbury has previously visited countries around the world, including Italy, London, China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, England, Czech Republic, UAE, Nigeria, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Russia, to meet with prospective students and families.

    Due to the global pandemic, travel outside of Canada will be impacted, but we are working on ways to engage virtually with our international students. Please reach out to boarding@ashbury.ca to connect with admissions staff with questions about international students and Ashbury.

    Bus Service

    Ashbury’s bus program serves the Manotick, Nepean/Barrhaven and Kanata/Stittsville neighbourhoods.

    Morning and afternoon routes are managed by Leduc Bus Lines. Please contact admissions@ashbury.ca for questions about bus service.

    About Ottawa

    Ashbury College’s campus is nestled in a quiet, safe neighbourhood in Canada’s capital. Surrounded by embassies, the school is a short walk away from the heart of a multicultural downtown centre, full of historic sites, museums, galleries, Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. Students benefit from the school’s proximity to green space and other cities, such as Montreal, Toronto and New York.

    Ottawa is well serviced by an international airport (30 minutes from campus) and train station (10 minutes from campus)

    To learn more about the Ottawa area, please visit ottawatourism.ca

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    Admissions Team

    Bruce Mutch

    Executive Director of Enrollment and Advancement

    Louise Paoli di Prisco

    Director of Boarding Admissions and Programs

    Barbara Saville

    Associate Director of Enrollment

    Grades 10, 11, 12 – Day

    Laura Clarke

    Admissions Officer

    Grades 4, 5, 6, 7

    Nicole Hynes

    Admissions Officer

    Grades 8 and 9 – Day

    Alec Louis-Seize

    Boarding Admissions and Programs Coordinator

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