This is my first year at Ashbury and I already feel at home. Everyone is really welcoming and there are so many people to help and encourage you.
Rigorous academic preparation for university
Average class size of 17
World IB school
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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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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.
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.
The teachers here really want to help you and they make themselves available. Plus, the diversity on campus is a great way to learn about other countries and cultures.
The teachers at Ashbury are really enthusiastic. They want you to learn and they work to keep you challenged.
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.
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 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.
Local Admissions Events
Application Information Sessions: February 3 & February 22
International Admissions Events
East North America Nov. 19, 5pm–9pm
Europe, Russia & Turkey Nov. 30, 10am–2pm
Africa & Middle East Dec. 3, 9am–1pm
North Asia Jan. 13, 5am–9am
South America Jan. 20. 4pm–8pm
South Asia Jan. 27, 6am–10am
*all times EST
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with admissions staff with questions about international students and Ashbury.
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 email@example.com for questions about bus service.
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.
To learn more about the Ottawa area, please visit ottawatourism.ca
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