Admissions Team

Welcome to Admissions and we thank you for your interest in our school. We appreciate that looking for the right school can be overwhelming but also very exciting. We hope to be able to guide you in this important process and to provide you with the information and assistance to help you make the right choice.

At Ashbury College we believe that every student we accept has something unique to offer our school community. We aim to attract students who will strive for high academic achievement and who will contribute to the diverse programs which make up the life of the school.

To best appreciate the people, programs and facilities that make us unique, we invite you to visit our campus and discover for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.

Bruce Mutch
Executive Director of Enrollment and Advancement
Tel: +1 613.749.9630 ext. 211

Bruce’s experience in Admissions began as a boarding student at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, where he was a volunteer tour guide. The opportunity to meet prospective families and students was something he enjoyed so much, it lead to career in Admissions offices throughout North America. Over the past 15 years, Bruce has spent time in New England, Mid-Western US, Southern Ontario, Western Canada and Ottawa. Away from the office, Bruce enjoys spending time with friends and family and vacationing in his home province of Prince Edward Island. A graduate of Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. Bruce describes his independent school experience as “life changing” and looks forward to assisting you with the admissions process at Ashbury College.

Louise Di Prisco
Director of Boarding - Admissions and Programs
Tel: +1 613.749.9630 ext. 377

Throughout Louise’s career, her focus has always been on creating a transformative learning experience for her students. Louise has extensive experience within the Canadian boarding school community, as a teacher of English and French, as Dean of Humanities, Director of Admissions, and now as Director of Boarding here at Ashbury College. In this new role, Louise will combine her knowledge of student recruitment and admissions with her understanding of residential life to create a seamless line of communication for our boarding students and their families. Louise holds a B.A., B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, MA in Curriculum Studies from OISE (University of Toronto), the CAIS Leadership Institute Diploma, as well as certification from the ISM International Advancement Program.

Barbara Nzigiye
Boarding Admissions and Programs Coordinator
Tel: +1 613.749.5954 ext. 240

Barbara joined Ashbury’s admissions team in 2017. In her new role, she will be guiding families through the boarding admissions process and helping to expand Ashbury’s residential programming. Barbara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, where she attended the Lycée Français de Nairobi, and later moved to Canada to attend the University of Ottawa, where she graduated with an Honours Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Management. During her time at uOttawa, Barbara was very active in her community, particularly in the residential life program, where she acted as a Community Advisor and Assistant Coordinator for the University of Ottawa’s Housing Services. Barbara will combine her knowledge of student and residential life, with her understanding of the challenges of being an international student, to support our boarding students and their families through the admission process and their transition. Barbara is happy to help you in English, French and Spanish and also speaks Swahili and Kinyarwanda.

Barbara Saville
Assistant Director of Admissions | Marketing Associate
Tel: +1 613.749.9630 ext. 235

Barbara Saville joined Ashbury in 2006, from a long-standing role in the marketing and communications industry. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Barb brings creative flair to her role in admissions, helping manage the office and day applications. Her extensive experience in Admissions at Ashbury is what our new families have come to value when applying. When not busy with the College, Barb can be found creating works of art, or out on Ottawa’s beautiful trails for a run, bike or ski. Barb and her husband Dave, have two great kids, ages 19 and 15.

Laura Clarke - On leave
Admissions Officer for Senior School Day – Grades 10 & 11
Tel: +1 613.749.9630 ext. 384

Laura Clarke has been a member of the Admissions Team at Ashbury since 2013. She is responsible for handling all of the Senior School Day applications for Grade 10 and 11 applicants. Laura has extensive personal experience with independent schools, as she was a boarding student at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. She also worked there as an Associate Faculty member in 2008–2009. Laura attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, USA and the University of Texas at El Paso on a track and field athletic scholarship. She graduated with a combined degree in anthropology and African studies. In her free time, Laura helps to coach the cross-country and track & field teams at Ashbury, and loves to keep active by running and spending time outside.

Nicole Hynes
Admissions Officer Senior Day School / Residential Staff
Tel: + 1 613.749.5954 ext. 234

Nicole Hynes recently joined the Admissions Team after a year of teaching Business and Economics at Ashbury. In her new role as Admissions Officer for Senior School Day, Nicole oversees the students who are interested in applying to Ashbury for Grade 9 day. Having worked at independent schools in Florida, New York, and attended The Kent School in Connecticut, Nicole can provide guidance on the process of changing schools or relocating to a new country. Nicole holds a Master of Educational Leadership and a B.Ed. in Economics and Educational Studies from St. Lawrence University, Canton NY.  Nicole was a member of the St. Lawrence soccer team, and continues to share her knowledge and love of the game while coaching the Junior boys and Senior girls’ soccer teams at Ashbury.

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362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa
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