Ashbury College

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 613-749-9630
362 Mariposa Avenue
Ottawa K1M0T3, Canada
  • Established in 1891 with a long-standing reputation both nationally and internationally, Ashbury College is a leading coeducational IB World boarding school located in the heart of Canada`s capital city, Ottawa.
  • Ashbury students have access to all the resources and multicultural elements that this capital city offers, in a safe and pristine environment.
  • With an average class size of 17, this university preparatory school offers 100% university placement with 83% of students gaining access to their first choice university.
  • National award-winning teachers help Ashbury students reach their potential both academically and athletically.
  • Come and see for yourself -- the world starts here!.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   6/13/2017
    Elon university
    Ashbury college offers a wide variety of beneficial teaching methods that differs from class to class, and always encourages students to pursue an international baccalaureate degree. They provide the right resources that the students need. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   7/17/2017
    Western University
    One of the best aspects that I found with my experience at Ashbury was the fact that you had to take a mandatory amount of extra-curricular activities. At the beginning I was a bit worried. . .

  • Class of 2014
    5 Stars   6/16/2017
    University of British Columbia
    1. Unique campus set up, a good blend of both academic life and dorm life 2. Programs to encourage volunteer work as well as involvement programs for dorm residents. . .

  • Class of 1998
    5 Stars   8/28/2017
    Carleton University
    The approach to physical activity was surprising as a boarder. During warmer months, weekly runs were required (different lengths for boys and girls). Tennis, badminton, and basketball courts were available on-campus along with. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Ashbury College
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 9-12
Grades (Day)Grades 4-12
School TypeCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1891
Campus Size13 acres

Student Body

Enrollment715 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size17 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:7
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered30
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes


Endowment Size$12 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$7,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes


Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBruce Mutch
Louise Paoli Di Prisco
Associate Director of AdmissionsStephanie Young

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered29 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations16 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Cangineers, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Knitting, Robotics, Spanish, World Affairs

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Guitar Club, Musical theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Located on 13 acres in the heart of Canada`s beautiful capital city of Ottawa, Ashbury College is a coeducational independent school for day and boarding students. We have 540 students in Grades 9 through 12 including 108 boarders from over 30 countries, and 175 students in our Junior School which serves Grades 4 to 8. An IB World School since 1976, Ashbury College is known for its academic excellence, with 100% university placement, 83% of graduates being accepted into the university of their first choice. Our core values are academic excellence, caring community, ethical and spiritual development, personal growth and international engagement. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes, award-winning athletic and performing arts programs and over 70 co-curricular activities offered by our dedicated faculty. Community involvement is an essential element of an Ashbury College education, complementing our innovative academic curriculum. Key Facts: Student/teacher ratio 9:1, average class size 17, maximum class size 20, 15% of students receive financial assistance, coeducational since 1982, first International Baccalaureate High School in Canada, enrollment capped at 685 students (515 in Grades 912, 170 in Grades  48), includes 100 boarders, 47 countries represented. Employees: 120 faculty and staff combined. Founded Peace Camp Canada, 2003. Founded Forum for Young Canadians, 1975. Established 1891, moved to present campus 1910. Ashbury campus open to neighbours and community, hosting provincial sporting events, charity functions, diplomatic community events, national conferences, guest speakers. Distinguished alumni include a former Prime Minister, former leader of Her`s Majesty`s Loyal Opposition, a Nobel Prize winner, a national radio host and distinguished community leaders. Ottawa boasts all the benefits of a major capital city without losing its small-town feel. Ottawa is home to two universities, two community colleges, Canada`s Parliament, renowned green spaces in Gatineau Park and the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal,a National Hockey League franchise and a Canadian Football League franchise, countless theatre companies, galleries and year-round festivals. Our diplomatic community infuses internationalism into our bilingual city and our prosperous business sector-from advanced technology, to government, research and development, health, education and trades-contributes to the local economy and markets all around the world. Website: Telephone: +1.613.749.5954 Fax: +1.613.749.9724 Address: 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3 Email:
  • School accreditations: TABS, CAIS, CIS, IB, NAIS, Round Square
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