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.
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.
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