Year of foundation: 1891
Age of students: 14-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 680
Programs: pre-IB programme, International Baccalaureate, summer courses
The cost of studying: from 17,500 Canadian dollars per term with accommodation
Ranking: one of the best private schools in Canada among middle and high schools
Ashbury College is one of the country's high-rated boarding schools. Studying here is based on a combination of classical pedagogical techniques and innovations. The educational institution determines the education of erudite, intellectually developed children with an active life position. Ashbury College is proud of its graduates. During more than a century history of the educational institution, students gain high-quality education and become famous actors, businessmen, and politicians. Among most famous graduates there is John Turner, former Canadian Prime Minister.
The traditional English-language boarding school is quite modern. Today, attention is paid not only to the intellectual development of students, but also to the formation of special skills necessary for future successful career and life. Studentsin Ashbury College are taught to think critically, analyze the situation, constructively resolve conflicts. Graduates of the boarding school are independent individuals, strong, capable of defending their own interests, moving towards the goal, if necessary, finding compromises.
The important components of studying in the school are international, social activities. There are educational trips, where students can study national, cultural characteristics of different countries. In the campus, there is no time for students to be bored. There are more than 3 dozens of different clubs, from discussion to robotics ones.
Academic studying is highly effective. This is evidenced by a 100% enrollment of graduates in prestigious universities in Canada and the United States.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program takes pupils from the age of 14. Conditions of admission - the success of testing 4.5 IELTS and passing an oral interview at school. Those children who are not allowed to enter knowledge or age on IV, Ashbury College offers to pass the Pre-IB preliminary course. This course not only improves conversational and academic English, but also offers students the study of exact, humanitarian and natural subjects.
Pre-IB students take English as a primary or second foreign language course, information technology and business, science courses, physical education, Canadian history, French or Spanish, theater, math, art, music.
On the program IV of the 6 required subjects, half are taught with standard study, and half - thoroughly and intensively. The creative and social components of the program are also evaluated during the training. There is an independent preparation of the project, participation in sports competitions and the passage of the course of the bases of knowledge (methods, means, methods of studying science).
Ashbury College divides a complex of subjects into 6 groups on directions. The first group included languages: the native language of the schoolboy, English + literature, French. Those who chose the second group will focus on studying French or Spanish. It is admissible to study from low to more advanced level of ownership. The third group can choose the humanities, who want to pass the economy, the patterns of conflict development and historical science. For interested in the study of physics, information technology, chemistry, ecology and biology, the fourth group of sciences is proposed. The fifth provides for the passage of mathematics at different levels (general, higher, research). The last group of directions allows a choice of a course from the sphere of art: visual, acting, theater. Also in the sixth group, you can additionally study any subject from 1 to 5 groups.
In the summer months, Ashbury College conducts courses in creative subjects (Drama Arts Club), preparation for language examinations in English or SAT, and provides for an increase in the level of academic knowledge for admission of foreigners to Canada's high school .
There are modern residences for accommodation of students-broders in Ashbury College. They are located on campus, which is very convenient, it saves time on the way to school and back. There are one or two people in the apartment. Each room is equipped with a bathroom with shower. Kitchens, lounges are in every hostel. Educational supervision in residences is carried out round the clock.
Meals are full board. There is a spacious school dining room for students.
If you are looking for a school with a professional team in cross- country skiing or access to cross-country skiing training, then Ashbury College is the best! We are a step away from Gatineau Park, which has many well-groomed and illuminated trails for studying. We have a team that competes at the highest level and a team that deals with skiing as a holiday.
More information about tracks and the park is available in the applications (see download materials below).
In addition to skis, many other sports are available at Ashbury College. Ask SMAPSE experts for details.
The Ashbury Campus College occupies 12 acres. It is quite cozy and very well organized. The territory of the complex is surrounded by parks, meadows. But at the same time, from the school near to the developed infrastructure of the city. The campus has everything to meet the educational, personal needs of students. The equipment includes classes, scientific laboratories, a library, computer classes, a theater for 200 seats, a concert hall with light and sound equipment, a sports complex (one of the best in Ottawa). Accommodation of students is organized in 2 residences. There is also a private chapel on the campus.
Besides admission to the college, students additionally pay a registration fee of $150 (non-refundable) and a deposit for a course entry of $3,000, pay a certain amount for school expenses (textbooks - $400- $1,000, school uniforms - $650- $850, etc.). And medical insurance - $709. Curatorial assistance is not included in the cost of studying. Also parents of children independently pay for air travel and transfer from the airport to the college.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
|camp / language school |
|private school, boardinghouse|
The school can provide discounts for stuyding ig you wouldlike to stay at a boarding house ($2,000) for the registration of the third child of the family.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.