Information for New Families

Opening Week Schedule

We are pleased to introduce the following opening week activities, including a day completely dedicated to our new students, taking place on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. This orientation kick-off will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day routines at Ashbury, meet their Teacher Advisor or Form Teacher, learn about the co-curricular activities offered for the fall term, and most importantly, meet other new and returning Ashburians! The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday August 30, 2017

  • 6:00 p.m. Welcome reception for New Students and Families (all grades) – Theatre

New Boarding Students and Families are welcome but attendance is not mandatory. 

Monday September 4, 2017 (Boarding Families Only)

  • 12:00 noon Dorms open for boarders (new and returning) 
  • 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free transportation from *YOW to Ashbury College provided
  • 5:00 p.m. Boarders’ and Parents’ Reception at Head of School’s Residence – Parents invited to stay for casual BBQ supper at Head of School’s Residence 
  • 5:30 p.m. Students say goodbye to parents and leave for BBQ supper at Maclaren Hall
  • 7:00 p.m. All Boarders meet in Theatre (students only)

*YOW – Ottawa International Airport

Tuesday, September 5, 2017: all new students including Junior School Graduates 

Bus Service available: 8:45 a.m. arrival

  • 9:00 a.m. Registration Open for all New students, casual dress
  • 9:30 a.m. Coffee and Croissant reception, Maclaren Hall (Students and Parents)
  • 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks in Maclaren Hall for all Junior and Senior School Students
  • 9:55 a.m. Junior School students dismissed to JS Pod

Senior School in Maclaren Hall

  • 10:00 a.m. Senior School Students will assemble by House and then meet their Teacher Advisor; will go over lockers, EDSBY, email, technology, dress code, etc.

  • 11:30 a.m. Fun and Games!

  • 12:30 p.m. Senior School BBQ Lunch

  • 1:30 p.m. Clubs and Co-Curricular Information Fair in New Gym

  • 2:00 p.m. English Assessment for new ELL Students (English Language Learning)

  • 2:30 p.m. Dismissal for Senior School

Junior School in Pod

  • 10:00 a.m. Junior School Orientation Day Activities Begin

  • 12:00 noon Junior School Lunch

  • 1:00 p.m. Junior School Survival Skills (lockers, computers, schedule, EDSBY, etc.)

  • 2:00 p.m. Junior School Clubs and Activities Information Session

  • 2:30 p.m. Dismissal for Junior School

  • 3:00 p.m. Sports practices take place for Senior School teams after school

This will be for all fall sports. Please bring appropriate athletic gear and footwear for the sport in which you are planning to participate. 

  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner in Maclaren Hall for Boarders

Services Available on Campus

  • Bank Accounts (RBC): 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Mital Classroom, CLC
  • Rogers Mobile Telephone: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: CLC
  • School Nurse and health insurance: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: CLC   
  • School Store: Open for boarding students only. Residential Team will assign appointments.
  • Used Uniform Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Basement

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 

  • 8:15 a.m. Junior School students to meet with their Form teachers. Senior School students to meet with their TAG teachers by TAG location
  • 8:45 a.m. Full School Assembly, Front Circle, Number One Dress
  • 9:15 a.m. Classes Begin
  • 9:30–10:00      Block 1
  • 10:05–10:35    Block 2
  • 10:40–11:10    Block 3
  • 11:15–11:45    Block 4
  • 11:45–12:45    Lunch
  • 12:45–1:15      Block 5
  • 1:20–1:50        Block 6
  • 1:55–2:25        Block 7
  • 2:30–3:00        Block 8


For your planning purposes, please check the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year dates.

Senior School Course Selection

Course selection for all new Senior School students (Grades 9-12) is now available (view the 2017–18 Academic Guide for course information). Our Students Services department will be contacting you in the coming weeks; however, you may reach out to our academic counsellors in advance. Please find their contact information below.

Report Cards

For students entering Grades 9-12 our Student Services Office requires a copy of your child's final current-grade report card as well as a copy of their passport or birth certificate.  Please scan and send these documents to Ms. Paula Rizzuti at or by fax at 613-749-9724.

Textbook Ordering

Textbooks for the 2017–2018 academic year are available through the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) website. The website opens for ordering June 19 (read instructions). Junior School French textbooks (all grades) will not be available for ordering until after the Junior School curriculum night in September.

Uniform Information and School Store Hours

The school uniform is purchased in our School Store. Please contact Erika Andstein to set up your child’s uniform appointment (see store hours and appointment info). View uniform details for Senior School and Junior School.

Meal Plan

Meal Plan and Flex Dollar sign up sheet.

Wellness Centre Information and Student Health Information

All new students will be required to complete information for our Wellness Centre. Please complete the following forms and send directly to Barbara Nzigiye at

Health Insurance

  • Health Insurance is automatically provided to all boarding students (included in Ashbury boarding fees). Please review the Benefit Summary here.
  • International Day and Homestay students: proof of medical insurance is mandatory. Please send confirmation of health insurance directly to Barbara Nzigiye
  • Insurance is available to non-boarding International Students. Please contact Barbara Nzigiye for more information.

Online tuition payment for International Students

Our international student payments portal makes it easy and affordable for families to pay local currency, or the currency of choice, from a home bank account. Try it today.

Boarding Checklist

Please review this checklist to make sure you complete all of the administrative tasks to prepare for your child’s arrival in September. We also encourage you to review the Boarding Welcome for information about living on campus. We have also compiled a list of accommodations near the campus to help you plan your stay. 

Room in a Bag

Boarding students can purchase all the essentials they need for their new room.

International Students

A study permit is required for all students who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents of Canada. Please send a copy of your child’s passport to Ms. Laura Clarke to request the required Letter of Acceptance which is used with your application for a study permit.

Student Computer Specifications

Students in Grades 7–12 are expected to bring their own computing device to school each day. This personal computing device needs to meet the Device Specifications recommended by the school.

Ashbury Bus Program

The Ashbury bus program will be serving the Manotick, Nepean/Barrhaven and Kanata/Stittsville neighbourhoods once again this year. The morning and afternoon bus program is going to be managed by Leduc Bus Lines. Leduc will be the main contact throughout the school year, and details will be shared with our bus riding families. Leduc will use Facebook to update bus information in real time. The late bus will be managed by Ashbury and Actkidvity once again. Please confirm your child’s commitment to the bus program by July 31. Kindly complete the bus contract with payment and return to Barbara Saville (scanned and emailed is fine) by August 14. Timing and routes will be determined once ridership numbers are determined.

Senior School Camp Programs - Building Skills and an Intentional Community

Ashbury is expanding the opportunity for each grade level to have a start of year camp experience. Each year brings an opportunity for new beginnings with new and returning students arriving. Learning about yourself in an experiential setting and fostering positive relationships and a sense of community is what the Ashbury camp experiences are all about. This year between September 6 - September 8, the camps have been expanded by theme to each grade level. 

Forms and camp letters will be updated in late August. For questions about the experiential camp programs please contact Todd Lamont.

Welcome from the Ashbury College Guild

Read an intro to the Ashbury College Guild here.

Welcome to the Ashbury College Parents’ Committee

Read an intro to the Ashbury College Parents’ Committee here 

Football Camp

The football season will kick off on the first day of school for all interested students in Grades 8–12. All those interested in playing are to contact Coach Landon ( over the summer to receive the details. No football experience is required; all that is needed is a desire to be the best student athlete you can, and a high level of commitment. See you on the field!

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