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Boarding at Ashbury

Boarding at Ashbury provides an opportunity to extend the classroom and experience life in Canada. With students from more than 40 countries represented in our boarding facilities, living on campus fosters global connections within a safe and structured environment. Boarding students gain independence and acquire life skills that will be beneficial at university and beyond.

Living at Ashbury is a home away from home—in the heart of Canada’s capital.

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A sense of community

Boarding students live independently, but they’re also part of a residential community comprised of peers from around the world. Students study, socialize and live together, while learning about, and being exposed to, different cultures and perspectives. The boarding environment immerses students in the global literacy they’ll need for our increasingly interconnected world.

Ashbury’s boarding program fosters individual character development and nurtures personal growth, all within a safe and supportive environment. Ashbury’s boarders form a small family within the school that serves as a centre of social connection, service, athletics, and learning for all students.

I like the home-like feeling of the boarding program.” — Boarding student


Ashbury’s three state-of-the-art residences are equipped with common areas, laundry facilities, spacious kitchens, games and study rooms, secure high speed Internet, weight training and fitness areas, and feature a mix of single and shared rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Dining Options

Our modern and spacious dining room in the main school building provides healthy and delicious meals with a variety of choices. The menus reflect the cultural origins of our students with an impressive array of options to suit all tastes. Kitchens in each of the residences allow students to prepare and share snacks together.

Weekend Activities

Weekends give boarding students the chance to experience local events and enjoy some free time. From ice skating and hiking to go-karting and movies, there’s always something to do in and around Ottawa. A variety of long-weekend programs are also available, providing boarding students the opportunity to participate in an off-site trip, to Niagara Falls, Toronto or Mont Tremblat, or have a quiet couple of days within the National Capital region, exploring Winterlude, the Tulip Festival or the Byward Market.

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