Ashbury College

5.00 (4 reviews)
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!.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 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

Enrollment740 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size17 students
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered30
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to 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)
Tuition international students$71,720
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$7,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBruce Mutch
Louise Paoli Di Prisco
Associate Director of AdmissionsBarbara Saville

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered28 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine 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, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations18 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub 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

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. 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

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