BOARDING, GRADES 9-12 READY TO TAKE ON
MISSION Ashbury College engages students in a dynamic learning environment and inspires them to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens.
DIPLOMA PROGRAM STUDENTS ACHIEVE 3 POINTS ABOVE WORLD AVERAGE
PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTTAWA UNIVERSITIES
CHARITIES SUPPORTED EACH YEAR
INTERNATIONAL TRIPS ANNUALLY (Outreach and Service)
FOR SELF AND OTHERS
PLAY 70+ CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
OPPORTUNITIES AT EVERY GRADE
LEARN 200+ HIGH SCHOOL COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
THERE IS MORE IN YOU THAN YOU THINK –Kurt Hahn Ashbury is a close and diverse school community. In a supportive environment we challenge students to step out of their comfort zones, to think critically and globally while preserving the simple yet important formalities of manners and respect. Our internationally rich community supports the meaningful sharing of ideas and ideals.
Norman Southward, Head of School—Directeur
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Ashbury offers a progressive learning environment in which students are encouraged to reach their potential. Our students and teachers thrive within a culture of innovation and creativity. Ashbury graduates excel in all fields of study and the schoolâ€™s 100% university placement is a source of pride for students, faculty and parents.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) The Ontario Secondary School Diplona (OSSD) is the core of our Senior School academic program. The OSSD is recognized around the world as excellent preparation for university. Every student who graduates from Ashbury College will receive an OSSD.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Ashbury College has been an IB World School since 1970, offering a high-quality education with fully accredited IB teachers. Students choose from a wide range of IB subjects and levels and have the opportunity to develop artistic, cultural, athletic, service and leadership skills through our varied programs. They take the Theory of Knowledge course, complete the Extended Essay and engage in Creativity, Activity and Service through their final years of high school.
Ashbury Diploma Requirements In addition to the OSSD requirements: 1. One credit in Art or Music or Drama 2. One credit in French or in an international language 3. One credit in Physical Education
8-DAY HUNTSMAN IB MARINE BIOLOGY TRIP
TOP TEN NATIONAL MATH CONTEST WINNERS
100% UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT
YEARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM
4. One credit with a global perspective at the Grade 11 or 12 level 5. All English courses must be taken at Ashbury College 6. N ine terms of co-curricular involvement (at least one co-curricular activity is different from the others) 7. Twenty additional hours of community service 8. No more than three senior credits from another institution.
Bilingual Diploma To encourage the development of student interests and proficiency in French, a bilingual (English and French) diploma is granted to students who earn seven credits in French: four in Extended or Immersion French, and three in Ashbury courses taught in French.
86% ACCEPTED TO THEIR FIRST CHOICE UNIVERSITY
9000+ COMMUNITY ACTIVITY AND SERVICE HOURS ANNUALLY
SHARING GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRIPS AND EXCHANGES
SUPPORT WELLNESS CENTRE ACADEMIC AND UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING
International Understanding Students attend Ashbury from all over the world, whether it is to live in one of our residences as a boarding student or with their parents in the Ottawa community. With over 60 countries represented in our student population, an Ashbury education is one of global and international understanding and responsibility. Ashbury College shares a spirit of outreach locally, nationally, and globally that enhances student learning, while Ashbury students work together to make a difference in the world through meaningful innovations and relationships.
Character Development Ashbury College is a strong community of students, teachers and staff. We provide a safe environment of support and constructive debate in and out of the classroom. We allow time and space for reflection and encourage community involvement, personal ownership and responsibilityâ€”and we get to know each and every Ashbury student. Being a part of a nurturing community has proven to support positive student growth, and provide a base for the developement of good judgment.
CAS CREATIVITY ACTIVITY SERVICE
ADVENTURE WILDERNESS CAMPING EXCURSIONS
Personal Growth Each year over 140 Grade 12 Ashbury students graduate and are accepted into the best universities in the world. We always see tremendous individual and personal growth in our students whether these young men and women began their Ashbury education in Grade 4 or joined the Ashbury family later. Ashbury students graduate as bright, compassionate and responsible citizens, ready to take on their next challenges. Through our supportive, dynamic learning environment, Ashbury students are prepared for university and beyond.
PLAY 20+ VARSITY TEAMS
DUKE OF EDINBURGH PROGRAM
Community At Ashbury, we are all members of the same team. The spirit of Ashbury is characterized by enthusiasm and cooperation among students, staff, alumni and parents.
TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD
Our boarding students come from:
The World Starts Here With students from over 60 countries represented in our student population, including 109 boarding students living on campus, the Ashbury community is alive with traditions, languages and culturesâ€”providing the perfect learning ground for international understanding. Our boarding and day students interact in the classroom, on the field and in clubs and activities. Each connection allows students to share life experiences, provide personal ties to global politics and express their national heritage through music, art and food.
45+ DIPLOMATIC STUDENTS
Albania Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Brazil Cambodia Canada Chile China Colombia Czech Republic DR Congo Egypt France Germany Ghana Hong Kong Iran India Japan
Kazakhstan Liechtenstein Malaysia Mexico Morocco Nigeria Panama Qatar Rwanda Russia Senegal South Africa South Korea Spain St. Barths Switzerland Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Turkey Ukraine USA Vietnam
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN OUR STUDENT POPULATION
ON THE SHORES OF TWO GREAT RIVERS
With our close proximity to the national seat of government, students can witness politics in action. Seasons are fully celebrated and students participate in Canadian pastimes and traditions, such as fall hiking in the nearby Gatineau hills, ice hockey, dog sledding and spring visits to maple sugar shacks.
Co-curricular Activities and Clubs Each year at Ashbury, students are able to choose from a wide variety of co-curricular activities. The diverse offerings are part of what makes Ashbury such a vibrant community. In the co-curricular program, students are provided with quality learning experiences that instil life-long values related to the benefits of health, the arts, sport, teamwork, cultural, physical and recreational endeavours. Ashbury students are expected to participate in co-curricular activities. Opportunities offered in a typical school year are listed below. Detailed listings by term can be found on the Ashbury College student intranet.
• Art Club • Art Portfolio Club • Blazer Magazine • Camera Club • Cangineers • Choir • Debate and Speech • Deca • Drama Club • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award • Envirothon • Fitness and Conditioning
14 City Championships
• Friday Night Skiing • Girls Fitness • Guitar • Investment Club • Knitting • Model United Nations • Music • Musical Theatre and Set Design • Recreational Badminton • Recreational Tennis • Robotics
• Recreational Indoor Soccer • Science Club • Spanish Club/Dance Club • STEAM Club • Touch Rugby, Boys and Girls Development • Triathlon Club • World Affairs Club • Yearbook • Yoga
2 CAIS Championships
Athletics Ashbury takes great pride in offering outstanding athletics programs, which are locally, nationally and even internationally recognized. School coaches create an enjoyable learning experience, while teaching the importance of striving for excellence. All teams exist in an environment that accentuates fair play, integrity, teamwork, diligence and leadership. The program provides interscholastic opportunities that span a varied spectrum of student abilities. Ashbury College Interscholastic Sporting Endeavours Fall Term
• Junior Boys Soccer
• Junior Boys Basketball
• Junior Boys Rugby
• Senior Boys Soccer
• Senior Boys Basketball
• Senior Boys Rugby
• Junior Football
• Senior Girls Volleyball
• Varsity Girls Rugby
• Senior Football
• Varsity Contact Ice Hockey
• Varsity Girls Touch Football
• Varsity Girls Field Hockey
• Varsity Swimming
• Varsity Girls Soccer
• Varsity Girls Basketball
• Varsity Alpine Skiing
• Varsity Baseball
• Junior Girls Basketball
• Varsity Nordic Skiing
• Varsity Track and Field
• Senior Boys Volleyball
• Varsity Snowboarding
• Varsity Girls Touch Football
• Cross-Country Running
• Varsity Curling
• Varsity Coed Ultimate
• Varsity Tennis
• Varsity Triathlon
• Varsity Golf
• Junior Girls Volleyball
• Varsity Rowing
• Varsity Swimming
• Junior Boys Volleyball • Junior Badminton • Senior Badminton
6 OFSAA Gold 3 OFSAA Silver 4 OFSAA Bronze
Boarding Life Ashbury College is home to 109 boarding students from Canada and 30+ other countries. Our students live in three modern residences: Matthews House is home to 51 boys, while 51 girls live in Heather Gillin Residence and seven girls live in Maple Residence. Each house provides a warm and comfortable environment with a mix of single and double rooms and the following amenities: • spacious and bright bedrooms
• WiFi access
• private ensuite bathroom in all bedrooms • in-house fitness area • fully-equipped kitchen
• outdoor recreational space
• laundry facilities
HEATHER GILLIN RESIDENCE
Our Residences Our modern dining room in the main school building provides healthy and delicious meals with a variety of choices reflecting the cultural origins of our boarding students. Special dietery needs are supported by our Food Services team. Residential staff organize and supervise a variety of weekend activities throughout the year, with special programming offered on long weekends allowing boaring students to stay on campus or participate in off-site trips.
NATIONALITIES REPRESENTED IN OUR RESIDENCES
Required Forms and Information Step 1: Online Application and Application Fee Go to ashbury.ca/admissions and click on the APPLY NOW button. As a first-time user, you will need to set up an account by clicking on New User Registration. Choose a User Name and Password; this will allow you to save your entries and go back into the application later to complete it before final online submission. Follow the detailed step-by-step instructions on the form. Be sure that the Personal Profile (see Step 2, below) has been completed by the applicant before submitting the application. The Application Fee of $150 CAD is paid online by credit card. Step 2: Personal Profile Within the online application, each applicant must write a 300-word essay outlining their academic goals and interests, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and areas of distinction or achievement. Think of it as a “letter of introduction.” Candidates are expected to write their personal profile themselves. Step 3: School Reports We require a copy of the applicant’s final report card from their last completed school year, as well as any interim report cards from their current school year as they become available. Step 4: Confidential Reference The Confidential Reference must be completed by the applicant’s Math or English teacher, or school Principal. Please forward the following link to the applicant’s teacher or school Principal and ask them to complete and submit online: ashbury.ca/rec Step 5: Interview Interviews are conducted by telephone, FaceTime, WeChat, WhatsApp, or Skype for students applying from a distance. We will arrange an appointment for the interview, usually between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (EST), Monday to Friday. Step 6: Entrance Exam Students applying from a distance may write the SSAT, or they may arrange to write the Ashbury College entrance exam at their current school or other location. Further information will be shared during the application process.
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OF OTTAWA RESIDENTS WERE BORN OUTSIDE CANADA
The Heart of Canada’s Capital Un pays bilingue, une ville bilingue Ashbury College is nestled in a quiet, safe neighbourhood
THE DATE WHEN QUEEN VICTORIA CHOSE OTTAWA TO BE THE CAPITAL OF CANADA
in Ottawa, Ontario: Canada’s capital city. Surrounded by embassies and established homes, the school campus is a short distance from multicultural centres, historic sites, national museums, galleries, Parliament Hill and the UNESCO World Heritage site the of Rideau Canal.
OTTAWA COMES FROM THE ALGONQUIN WORD ADAWE WHICH MEANS TO TRADE
OTTAWA IS THE FOURTH CLEANEST CITY OUT OF 300 MAJOR CITIES IN THE WORLD
CM IS THE ANNUAL SNOWFALL IN OTTAWA (92.8 INCHES)
No. 1 OTTAWA RANKS AS THE MOST EDUCATED CITY IN CANADA
A Sense of Place
I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion. -- Kurt Hahn, Round Square Founder
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