Ashbury College

Ashbury College

362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3

School Type: Academic
Grades (Gender): 4 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition: $21,740 to $52,600 per year
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November 15, 2014
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Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

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Norman Southward
Head of School
Norman holds a BA in history and French from the University of Western Ontario, a B.Ed from Mount Allison, and an M.Ed (Curriculum and Instruction) from McGill University.

Norman became Ashbury’s tenth Head of School at the beginning of January, 2014. He brings with him 20 years of education experience, including seven as Principal of Neuchâtel Junior College in Switzerland and 11 at Stanstead College in Québec, where he served five years as Assistant Headmaster. Most recently, he was Headmaster at St. John’s-Kilmarnock School, an IB World School of 400 students (JK-12) serving the Waterloo and Guelph regions of Ontario.

Norman’s career in social studies, second language and international education includes the completion of the CAIS Diploma in Independent School Leadership and his participation in visiting committees with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). He has served as vice-chair of the Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) for five years including organizer of the SGIS annual educator’s conference for over 40 international schools. He currently sits on the board of the Conference of Independent Schools (CIS) in Ontario, and chairs the CIS Governance Committee. He has presented at the International Baccalaureate Annual Conferences, international schools in China and is enthusiastic in developing a range of experiential and learning opportunities for students.


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Ashbury College
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Average Class Size:17
Enrolment: Day 580 (Gr. 4-12) — Boarding 100 (Gr. 9-12)

Established in 1891, Ashbury College is an IB coeducational facility recognized as one of Canada’s leading day and boarding schools for students in Grades 4–12. Motivated students from 40+ countries benefit from rigorous academic programs, over 70 co-curricular activities, 100% university placement rate, and an average class size of 17. New to the stunning 13-acre campus in the heart of Canada's National Capital Region is a Creative Learning Centre, open in September 2014, to house music and art classes.

Ashbury College is a private Academic day & boarding school in Ottawa, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades 4 to 12 with enrolment of 580 day students and 100 boarding students. Ashbury College has an average class size of 17 students and has a tuition cost of $21,740 to $52,600 per year. This private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

Ashbury College is a member of:

Specialty Academics
Specialty Academics
Career planningCommunity serviceDuke of Edinburgh's Award
Exchange programsIB diplomaRound Square
Study AbroadSummer camps/programSummer studies
University counseling
School Support
School Support
After-school programLunch program
Private/Individual lessonsTransportationTutoring
Special Needs
Special Needs
Learning study assistance
Courses and Programs
Choral MusicCompositionDirecting
DrawingHistory of TheatreLighting design
Music historyMusic Theatre/OperaMusic theory
ScreenwritingSculptureSet design
Theatre design
Humanities and Social Sciences
ClassicsCreative writing
DebateEthicsIndependent study
LiteraturePublic speakingTheology
World religions
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers
AnatomyComputer programmingComputer science
PhysiologyWeb design
Clubs and Activities
Academic / Social Clubs
Chess ClubCommunity ServiceComputer Club
Debate ClubEnvironmental ClubForeign Language Club
Math ClubRobotics clubSchool newspaper
Science ClubStudent CouncilYearbook
Art ClubAudiovisual ClubBand
ChoirDanceDrama Club
Jazz EnsembleMusical theatre/OperaPhotography
Camping/CanoeingCross-country skiingDownhill skiing
Field HockeyFootballGolf
Ice HockeyIce SkatingMartial Arts
Outdoor ClubOutdoor EducationRowing
Ski/Snowboard clubSnowboardingSoccer
Track & FieldVolleyballWeightlifting
Moral Development
Moral Development
Character educationFaithLeadership
Social justiceWhole Child
Admissions & Finances
Admissions & Finances
Entrance examsFinancial aidInterview required
ScholarshipsSibling discounts
Religious Affiliation
Religious Affiliation
My four-year Ashbury experience culminated on the front lawns of in early June of 1999. Now, more than a decade later, I still find myself humbled by my high school... read more

Set in the heart of Canada's National Capital, Ashbury College is a dynamic and nurturing learning community committed to educational excellence. We assist about 100 boarding students from close... read more

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is a comprehensive, two-year university preparatory curriculum with more than 500,000 students in 2000 schools in 124 countries. It is excellent preparation for post-secondary study... read more

Dramatic Arts The courses which comprise the programme are designed to promote the personal development of students intellectually, emotionally, culturally, socially, and physically. The theatre programme includes both the aesthetic and... read more

Ashbury College provides an intensive Community Service program. Not only do students meet the 40 hour requirement of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, but we have an in-house awards... read more

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