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Gain exclusive insight into life at Ashbury College from our carefully curated video reviews, including roundtable Q&As, that deliver in-depth insider info from parents, alumni and students.

Our Perspective on Ashbury College

Ashbury celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016, making it one of the oldest schools in the nation. Of that class, it’s also one of the larger schools, with an annual enrollment in the 800 range. There are benefits to size, and Ashbury displays them, with a wealth of extra-curricular activities and co-curricular programs. The school was founded by a graduate of Oxford, Canon George Penrose Woollcombe, who cast the school within the academic tradition that Oxford was, and is, an example of. That said, times change, and certainly Ashbury did as well. The school was an early adopter of global education, most obviously with the addition of the IB program in 1976. Girls were enrolled in 1982, and while the boys still marginally outnumber the girls, the school continues to move toward gender parity. The list of alumni is impressive, including a prime minister, John Turner, and a Nobel laureate, Douglass North. The ideal student is one looking for a challenge, and who can function well in very active curricular and extracurricular environments.

Video reviews

Get crucial behind-the-scenes information about Ashbury College from video interviews with probing questions that we recorded live with parents, current students, and recent alumni.

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Roundtable Q&A (2021)

Watch our Ashbury College Q&A discussion with Sahannah (Student), Cameron (Alum), Nimrose (Parent) to gain fresh insight into the school’s culture, values, and strengths.

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Alum, Jasmine Mussani (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Jasmine Mussani to learn about the unique experience of attending Ashbury College.

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