Families Thrive Here

While the primary commitment of Ambleside is to our students and their families, our vision extends beyond that of simply being a local school.

Families Thrive Here

While the primary commitment of Ambleside is to our students and their families, our vision extends beyond that of simply being a local school.

Nothing does more to give vitality and purpose to the work of the teacher than the certainty that the parents of his pupils go with him.

— CHARLOTTE M. MASON —

Nothing does more to give vitality and purpose to the work of the teacher than the certainty that the parents of his pupils go with him.

CHARLOTTE M. MASON

Ambleside School seeks to be a vehicle for the training and equipping of parents and teachers who seek to benefit from the insights of Charlotte Mason as they are given living expression at Ambleside.

 

Families thrive here who…

  • Desire their children to be formed through a Christ-centered education.
  • Value lifelong learning and growth in a multitude of spheres, intellectual, spiritual, physical and relational.
  • Approach challenges with a growth mindset.
  • Support a rigorous and relational classroom environment.
  • Engage in and encourage their children toward meaningful pursuits both in and out of the classroom.
  • Want to see their children prepared for responsible, insightful, and creative participation in society.
  • Partner with teachers for the formation of their children.
  • Are community-oriented and desire to be involved in doing life together.
  • Resonate with our Foundational Convictions.
  • Pursue “living well,” as defined by pursuing optimal ways of relating to God, self, others, ideas, creation, work, and leisure.
  • Are humble, proactive servants within a community.
  • Value the habits of excellent work, sweet thoughts, and self-mastery, and growing in a rich intellectual life filled with inspirational ideas and great works.

 

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteering is a vital aspect of our community which fosters connection, partnership, and sacrificial service. We desire to give parents this opportunity to partner in the education of their children by volunteering their time and talents in areas of need at the school. Parent volunteers support the teachers, staff, and leadership of the school by willingly serving and responding to their direction.

 

We ask parents to volunteer at least four hours a month, unless graciously excused for extenuating circumstances. We have a broad range of opportunities to fit each family’s gifts and abilities, because we believe that serving is one way to become more like Jesus, who came to serve and not be served.

 

Ambleside Lifestyle

The Ambleside lifestyle allows families to spend their evenings on rest, recreation, conversation and meals together. Over the weeks, months and years at Ambleside – you will begin to notice welcome effects on your family life at home. Ambleside children share around the dinner table, with delighted eyes, the wonders of insects learned in their entomology lesson or the inspiration gained from hearing one of the symphonies of Joseph Haydn. They can often be found outdoors surrounded by “old friends” they have become acquainted with through Nature Study.

 

The richness of Ambleside becomes a springboard for all of life for our families. Our parents find themselves revisiting old classics that their children are reading or planning trips to the art museum on the weekends. As we grow in community with one another, we encourage each other along the way. Parents gather to discuss great books, mothers gather for coffee and conversation, whole families enjoy times of service, prayer and recreation together. It is a lovely way of life. Won’t you join us?

Have questions about Ambleside?
Reach out for answers, to schedule a tour, or to begin the application process.
Have questions about Ambleside?
Reach out for answers, to schedule a tour, or to begin the application process.