Ashbury College

362 Mariposa Avenue
Ottawa, K1M 0T3, Canada
Ashbury College Photo #1 - Founded in 1891, Ashbury College is a proud international school in the heart of Canada's capital.
Ashbury College Photo #1 - Founded in 1891, Ashbury College is a proud international school in the heart of Canada's capital.
Ashbury College Photo #2 - Ashbury College is located in the heart of Ottawa, just minutes away from museums, Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, art galleries, theatres, and more.
Ashbury College Photo #3 - Since 1891, Ashbury has been fostering the academic, artistic and athletic development of our students while nurturing their spiritual growth. Ashbury currently has 109 students boarding on campus. Twenty percent of Ashbury`s student population is international and represents 66 countries.
Ashbury College Photo #4 - Matthews House, one of Ashbury's three boarding residences, is home to 51 boys in Grades 9-12.
Ashbury College Photo #5 - Gillin Residence, one of Ashbury's three boarding residences, is home to 51 girls in Grades 9-12.
Ashbury College Photo #6 - All of Ashbury`s boarding facilities feature ensuite bathrooms, a full kitchen in each residence, many indoor and outdoor common areas including fitness, music, and game rooms
Ashbury College Photo #7 - 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.
Ashbury College Photo #8 - Our fully-equipped, on-site fitness centre provides opportunity for our boarding students to work out, or consult with our physical therapists and fitness trainer.
Ashbury College Photo #9 - From rugby and football, to soccer and hockey, Ashbury's athletics program is locally, nationally and internationally recognized.
Ashbury College Photo #10 - Robotics is just one of many co-curricular options available to students. No matter your interest, at Ashbury, there's something for everyone!
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!.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 750 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $76,830
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $33,720
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Ashbury College ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 285 schools) for:

Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Ashbury College
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
Grades Offered (Day)
School Type
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
13 acres

Student Body

750 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score
(Out of 1600)
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
16 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
Number of IB Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$12 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(includes boarding, meal plan, medical insurance, and tuition refund insurance)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Bruce Mutch
Associate Director of Admissions
Barbara Saville



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Camera Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Knitting, Lego, Robotics, Spanish, World Affairs, yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Musical Theatre, School Magazine

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton Club, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Triathlon, Yoga

College Matriculation

10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

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. Ashbury has over 540 students in Grades 9 through 12, including109 boarders from over 40 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, with 83% of graduates being accepted into the university of their first choice. Ashbury graduates are accepted into universities around the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Cornell, University of Toronto, Queen's, McGill, University of Ottawa, Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins and more.
  • 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: Coeducational since 1982, first International Baccalaureate High School in Canada, 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 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:
  • Ashbury College accreditations: TABS, CAIS, CIS, IB, NAIS, Round Square
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ashbury College cost?
Ashbury College's tuition is approximately $76,830 for boarding students and $33,720 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Ashbury College?
The acceptance rate of Ashbury College is 65%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Ashbury College offer?
Ashbury College offers 28 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Paddle Tennis, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Ashbury College is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
Does Ashbury College offer a summer program?
Yes, Ashbury College offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Ashbury College's ranking?
Ashbury College ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percent faculty with advanced degrees and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Ashbury College?
The application deadline for Ashbury College is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 2015
Ashbury College
Ashbury College allows students to dive into the community and passions. Also, Ashbury College has a four hour per week work program which allows students to give back to the school while learning life lessons. . .

Class of 1998
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. . .

Class of 2015
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 750 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $76,830
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $33,720
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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