Ethical and Spiritual Development
To nurture well-rounded, responsible citizens, Ashbury provides an environment that supports constructive debate, makes time for reflection, and encourages community involvement and personal responsibility.
In the Junior School students discuss issues and current events in Form Rooms, reading periods and with guest speakers. With a curriculum that includes philosophy, civics, sociology and peace and conflict studies, Senior students explore the meaning of citizenship, connected and global ethics, building on the base of work knowledge established in Junior School.
Respect and responsibility are cultivated in all students through the daily life of the school, fair play is stressed in competition, students and teachers act with respect and concern for each other, and students initiate and participate in projects to address social and community issues.
Our chapel program is a vibrant part of our curriculum. The Ashbury College chapel is the spiritual centre and the heart of our school. Ashbury is rooted in the Anglican heritage and we take pride in celebrating the diverse multi-faith culture of our school community. The Chaplain, together with students and faculty, leads morning chapels Tuesday through Friday, which celebrate the diversity and talents of our community. All students are required to attend chapel.
Students are encouraged to explore their spirituality with the Chaplain at anytime.
Many Junior School students volunteer in service projects in Ottawa, but the main thrust of helping others comes through our monthly out of uniform donations where students seek out projects that benefit other students. Through service to others, Ashburians learn the difference they can make and the responsibility they have to contribute to our local and global communities.
Rev. Beth Bretzlaff
(613) 749-9630 x 355