Rigorous academic preparation for university

Average class size of 17

World IB school

Virtual Information Sessions November 3 & 4

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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Virtual Information Sessions

Junior School
November 3
6–7 pm ET
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Senior School
November 4
6–7 pm ET
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Application Event

November 26
6–7 pm ET

Day Application Deadline

December 4

Test Date


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

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.


Upon acceptance of an offer of admission to Ashbury College, new students will be charged a one-time non-refundable Enrollment Fee. Please see our Financial Handbook for complete details.

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


School Year 2020–21

  • Day Student: $29,130
  • Boarding Student: $69,290

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 growing consortium of other independent schools, relies on the professional services of International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) and the Canada Homestay Network (CHN), to ensure our students are safe and well taken care of during times when Ashbury is closed (for example during long weekends and holidays when students must vacate the residences).

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 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

Our Kids Private School Expo: October 3 (virtual)


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

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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