Academics in the Junior School

The Junior School distinguishes itself by providing an academic environment that inspires and challenges students to become independent and self-confident learners. Each student has the opportunity to develop in the areas of academics, athletics, arts, co-curriculars, community service and leadership. 

Our committed teachers play an important role in the learning process by specializing in areas of content knowledge and through continued professional development opportunities. The teachers expect the children to do their best by encouraging excellence and effort in all activities and by developing relationships based on mutual politeness and respect. Clear guidelines are established for work habits, sport, dress and behaviour.

The Junior School curriculum is delivered in an innovative learning environment. Challenging hands-on experiences occur daily in arts, drama and music facilities, large gym spaces, outdoors, on field trips, in science or innovation laboratories and through stimulating class discussions and group projects.

En 7e et 8e années, on offre aux élèves la possibilité de suivre des cours de français (niveaux intensif ou immersion), d’études sociales, d’art dramatique et la classe titulaire en français. Se projeter dans l’avenir, on compte développer davantage notre programme bilingue.

There is one Home Form per grade in Grades 4, 5, 6 and three Home Forms in Grades 7 and 8, one of which is the option bilingue. Students are also streamed in French and Math. All Junior School students have subject specialists.

In addition to academic support by the Form and subject teachers, a Learning Strategist helps to track and monitor student achievement. Physical and emotional support systems are enhanced through interactions with the School Nurse and the Life Skills Coordinator.

Each student also belongs to one of four Houses: Dragons, Goblins, Hobbits and Wizards. House points can be earned for almost every type of activity at school, with a system of points divided between academics, athletics and the arts. Points are awarded for effort and achievement, or when a teacher feels that a student has made an extra effort around the school.

We encourage you to explore our site and learn more about the Junior School experience.


Ashbury College

362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa
Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3
Phone: +1 (613) 749-5954 | Fax: (613) 749-9724