Athol Murray College of Notre Dame (ND) remains to be the university preparatory school of choice for Scholar-Athletes since 1920.

Notre Dame is a private, co-educational Catholic high school committed to providing students an exceptional educational and boarding experience while offering a diverse academic curriculum, spiritual development and elite athletic program.

The academic program at Notre Dame is an integral part of the development of a complete ND Hound and stems from the philosophy that all students benefit from a positive learning environment. As a boarding school, Notre Dame promotes leadership and personal growth through an informal curriculum of community living while encouraging students to embrace the fundamental Christian values of respect, responsibility and integrity. Although rooted in the Catholic tradition, Notre Dame welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.

The ND Hockey Program is recognized as one of the leading hockey development programs in Canada and has seen 190 Hounds drafted to the NHL. There are currently 20 Hounds playing in the NHL, 3 Hounds whom represented Canada at the 2014 World Ice Hockey Championships and many who have gone on to coach.

Notre Dame offers exposure for athletes through showcase events, regular scouting opportunities, as well as networking with alumni and professionals athletes.


Contact: Britt Leeking
Phone: 306-732-1221
Toll Free:
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $100
International Application Fee: $100


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Saturday Classes: no
Summer Programs Offered: no

Campus Life

Each residence is administered by a resident House Parent who is supported by three residential assistants as well as a select group of Grade 12 students of have each earned the position of House Leader. Students are housed according to grades and gender and live in rooms of two to four students. The physical, mental and emotional health of each student is very important part of the College’s responsibility to the parents and students. Notre Dame’s Health Care Facility is staffed seven days a week by a Registered Nurse who looks after the health needs of the students. Notre Dame also has two full-time Athletic Training Coordinators who carry out assessments and delivers prescribed treatments.

ND has also implemented a Healthy Eating Initiative. Through the addition of healthy snacks, increased healthy options at all meals and a College-wide emphasis on nutrition, our student athletes have the energy they need to meet the demands of a Notre Dame schedule.The Food Services team provides healthy, hearty meals three times a day, in addition to a light evening snack. Homemade soup, a well-stocked salad bar and sandwich bar are available at every meal, as are 1% milk and fresh fruit.

Dorm Life

Department Director: Dick Cornish
Average Students Per Dorm: 40
No. of Girls Dorms: 2
No. of Boys Dorms: 5
Dress Code: Casual

Dorm Amenities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Wireless Internet
Facilities Clubs & Organizations
  • Amnesty International
  • Community Service
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Food Council
  • Math Club
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook

Arts & Athletics

At Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, there is 100% student participation in co-curricular activities.

Interscholastic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Wrestling
Recreational Sports
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Power Lifting
  • Weight Lifting
  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Improvisation Group
  • Rock Band
  • Theater

College Info

Ashbury College has had a 100% university placement rate for the last 12 years. Graduates have attended top universities around the world including: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Princeton University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Western University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Oxford University and more. 

In 2013, 86% of the graduating class received $2.2 million dollars in scholarships.

Department Director: Christine Tordon
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates: 

Queen's University: 23
University of Toronto: 17
McGill University: 15
University of Waterloo: 5
Dalhousie University: 5
University of Southern California: 2
Cornell University: 1
Boston University: 1

Notable Alumni:

John Turner (class of ) Prime Minister of Canada
Stockwell Day (class of ) Member of Parliament of Canada
Ryan Semple (class of ) 2006/2010 Olympian
Matthew Perry (class of ) Actor
Adrian Harewood (class of ) Anchor, CBC News
Lt. Gen. Guy Simonds (class of ) Chief of Staff, Canadian Army

Summer Programs

Ashbury College's summer school programs will engage and excite you. Ashbury offers interactive courses for high school credit, for skill development and for high school and SAT preparation. We also offer English as a Second Language with onsite residential accommodation. To learn more visit

Department Director: Ross Holman