Pre-K & Kindergarten

Here we focus on good habits and good, loving, noble ideas.

Kindergarten

Here we focus on good habits and good, loving, noble ideas.

Nature … will prick the brain with problems and the heart with feelings; and the part of mother or teacher in the early years (indeed, all through life) is to sow opportunities, and then to keep in the background, ready with a guiding or restraining hand only when these are badly wanted.

— CHARLOTTE M. MASON —

Nature... and the part of mother or teacher in the early years (indeed, all through life) is to sow opportunities, and then to keep in the background, ready with a guiding or restraining hand only when these are badly wanted.

CHARLOTTE M. MASON

Pre-K & Kindergarten at Ambleside Boerne

Give your preschooler the kind of education that is best. Give her a quiet place to grow that will allow her to send down deep roots and flourish.

Pre-K enrollment begins at Age 4

 

 

Pre-K & Kindergarten

 

Charlotte Mason encouraged parents of preschoolers to give their children a quiet place to grow for their early stages of learning. She explained how they could set aside society’s pressures and just concentrate on two things: good habits and good, loving, noble ideas.

 

God created each child with a desire to learn. Our job is to “sow opportunities” and give the child plenty of time and space to take what he is ready for and grow at his own pace.

 

That is the best kind of early education.

 

It is also crucial for young children to associate and collaborate with peers of their own age and maturity level. This proximity to and community with others helps to establish social foundations and the value of friendships.

 

 

When our students are here, they are actively engaged in meaningful learning. We also recognize that children, especially younger ones, need ample time for rest and play. They benefit greatly from unstructured time at home playing outdoors and engaging in imaginative endeavors. It is for this reason that we offer our Pre-K students a modified Half-Day or Full-Day schedule.*

 

On their school days, our Kindergarten students enjoy a wide range of subjects which fully prepare them for entering First Grade.

 

Kindergarten Coursework Includes:

Bible · Arithmetic · Composer Study · Composition · Froebel Manipulatives (hand/eye coordination) · Literature · Geography · Nature Study · Handwork · Picture Study · Handwriting · Poetry · Phonics · Reading · Tales and Fables · Recitation

The philosophy of education developed by British educator Charlotte Mason shapes our curriculum and method.

Her focus on engaging children with the best of creation and attention to habit-formation are models that remain relevant and poignant in guiding today’s children toward lives of purpose, character and excellence.

 

 

We follow a traditional school calendar, with class from late August through May, from 7:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Monday – Friday.

 

*We offer a Half-Day Pre-K from 7:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every school day.

If you are considering Ambleside for your children, please review the information on our site and RSVP to visit the school.

Foundational Principles

Foundational Convictions

What We Believe

Our primary concern is the type of student each child is becoming. Here is the framework through which we approach education your child.

Charlotte Mason Education

Philosophy of Education

"I am a child of God. I ought to do his will. I can do what he says. And, by his grace I will"
- Charlotte Mason's motto

Children are Born Persons

Children are Born Persons

They are not an empty vessel to be filled or a piece of clay to be molded, but rather persons who bear the image of God.

Atmosphere

Educational Environments

Children learn best when they are at peace. The spirit and culture in which the student is immersed is critical to grow and thrive.

Habits & Routines

Education as a Discipline

Our lives are shaped by habits. Over time, they become our character and serve to shape who we are, how we think, act, work and relate.

Education is a Lifestyle

Education is Life

Real learning happens when students engage novelists, poets, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians, historians and explorers.

Foundational Principles

Foundational Convictions

What We Believe

Our primary concern is the type of student each child is becoming. Here is the framework through which we approach education your child.

Charlotte Mason Education

Philosophy of Education

"I am a child of God. I ought to do his will. I can do what he says. And, by his grace I will"
- Charlotte Mason's motto

 

Children are Born Persons

Children are Born Persons

They are not an empty vessel to be filled or a piece of clay to be molded, but rather persons who bear the image of God.

Atmosphere

Educational Environments

Children learn best when they are at peace. The spirit and culture in which the student is immersed is critical to grow and thrive.

Habits & Routines

Education as a Discipline

Our lives are shaped by habits. Over time, they become our character and serve to shape who we are, how we think, act, work and relate.

Education is a Lifestyle

Education is Life

Real learning happens when students engage novelists, poets, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians, historians and explorers.

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.