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.
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.
Outside of school, Ashbury students are required to volunteer in service projects in Ottawa, Canada or internationally. Through service to others, Ashburians learn the difference they can make and the responsibility they have to contribute to our local and global communities. Each year, our students and staff give hundreds of hours to the people and causes in which they believe.