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“Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”

- Charlotte Mason

“The formation of habits is education, and education is the formation of habits.”

- Charlotte Mason

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“One more thing is of vital importance; children must have books, living books; the best are not too good for them; anything less than the best is not good enough; and if it is needful to exercise economy, let go everything that belongs to soft and luxurious living before letting go the duty of supplying the books, and the frequent changes of books, which are necessary for the constant stimulation of the child's intellectual life.”

- Charlotte Mason

In our classrooms, we will love your child and value him as a person created in the image of God. We will inspire her by exposing her to the good, true and beautiful through our rich and rigorous curriculum. We will hold him to a high standard as he learns to work hard and to delight in struggle. We will help her to form the habits of mind and body necessary for success in life. We will assign work that is challenging and worthy; work to be proud of. Every day at Ambleside, your child will calculate, solve, attend, explore, ponder, recite, serve, create and sing. At the end of the day, we return your child back to you with a full mind and a full heart. Because we have used our day well, little to no homework is assigned below grade five, and homework is kept to a moderate level for older students.

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?

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“The teacher who allows his scholars the freedom of the city of books is at liberty to be their guide, philosopher and friend; and is no longer the mere instrument of forcible intellectual feeding.”

- Charlotte Mason

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A Day At Ambleside

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Ambleside Lifestyle

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A Day At Ambleside

A Day At Ambleside
8:00 am

Children are greeted warmly as they exit their car. They have practiced looking into an adult’s eyes, shaking hands, and saying “Good Morning!” since the beginning of the year. Even the most reticent child has learned this courtesy. Once inside, they again greet the Head of School and then their teacher before entering the classroom.

8:10 am

Morning assembly begins with the entire school gathered to sing a hymn and share a quiet moment of prayer together before we take a walk outside to admire the Morning Glories before they close up like umbrellas in the noon day sun. There’s a touch of Spring in the air and the children are full of delight in God’s creation.

8:30 am

Sunshine spills into the class where art prints and beautifully illustrated books fill the shelves. Using dry-brush watercolor techniques or colored pencils, students begin to narrate by illustration their daily Bible story.

9:00 am

As the first graders begin building their letter arcs, they hear the quiet voices of second and third graders organizing and practicing spelling rules. A student pauses to decode a difficult word and the teacher prompts him: “What are the other sounds that ‘o-u’ makes?”

10:00 am

In 6th grade, Paul Revere and the Green Mountain Boys are fighting at Bunker Hill as the teacher reads and the students prepare a written narration from This Country of Ours.

10:15 am

Putting away their base ten blocks, the children gather around tables for mental math practice and to complete the day’s math assignments. The whiteboard is filled with notes from the week’s work: a spelling rule, a habit the class is practicing, an idea they have discussed. Working through multi-step word problems in Mathematics has been a struggle, but using the three step process consistently and recording their work on slates has helped them visualize each step.

11:00 am

Second and third graders are learning about the character traits of a brave and courageous William Bradford through his difficult childhood in Austerfield, England during the first years of American history. Each child listens with the opportunity to get-at the ideas for themselves as they narrate back in the author’s language.

11:30 am

The quiet bustle is heard as class is finishing up Recitation and putting their Shakespearean sonnets away in preparation for their daily Lunch with Mr. V., the Head of School. A simple meal of peanut butter and jelly in brown paper bags provides a setting for conversation about some of their favorite things and their highs and lows of the week.

11:50 am

Two young boys face off on the playground. A conflict in the midst of fort-building has left both with tear-stained faces. A teacher quickly intervenes to help them sort out their differences. Each boy explains his frustration to the other with coaching from the teacher. Finally understanding, forgiveness, and handshakes are exchanged, before they leave forts behind and run off to join the other students, in their search for all things crawly.

12:30 pm

Students flow back into the second-grade classroom, red-cheeked from the brisk outdoor air. Next week is our Veteran’s Day Assembly, so an Ambleside parent has come to help students sew their poppies to hand to our Veteran’s on Veteran’s Day.

1:45 pm

Strains of Joseph Haydn’s, The Merry Little Peasant, float out of the classroom, where two students’ love of poetry and art combine in the study of the Boo Boo Shrike.

2:30 pm

The day draws to a close. Dictation and Spencerian writing journals are returned to shelves, and rooms are swept and returned to order.

As parents line up for carpool, students record homework in assignment books. One teacher pulls a student into the hallway to offer encouraging words about his effort at class participation today during poetry class. The day comes to a close and the students leave school with full minds and hearts after a day of worthy work!

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"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
- Charlotte Mason

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“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?”
- Charlottle Mason

In our classrooms, we will love your child and value him as a person created in the image of God. We will inspire her by exposing her to the good, true and beautiful through our rich and rigorous curriculum. We will hold him to a high standard as he learns to work hard and to delight in struggle. We will help her to form the habits of mind and body necessary for success in life. We will assign work that is challenging and worthy; work to be proud of. Every day at Ambleside, your child will calculate, solve, attend, explore, ponder, recite, serve, create and sing. At the end of the day, we return your child back to you with a full mind and a full heart. Because we have used our day well, little to no homework is assigned below grade five, and homework is kept to a moderate level for older students.


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?

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“The teacher who allows his scholars the freedom of the city of books is at liberty to be their guide, philosopher and friend; and is no longer the mere instrument of forcible intellectual feeding.”

- Charlottle Mason

A Day at Ambleside
8:00 am

Children are greeted warmly as they exit their car. They have practiced looking into an adult’s eyes, shaking hands, and saying “Good Morning!” since the beginning of the year. Even the most reticent child has learned this courtesy. Once inside, they again greet the Head of School and then their teacher before entering the classroom.

8:10 am

Morning assembly begins with the entire school gathered to sing a hymn and share a quiet moment of prayer together before we take a walk outside to admire the Morning Glories before they close up like umbrellas in the noon day sun. There’s a touch of Spring in the air and the children are full of delight in God’s creation.

8:30 am

Sunshine spills into the class where art prints and beautifully illustrated books fill the shelves. Using dry-brush watercolor techniques or colored pencils, students begin to narrate by illustration their daily Bible story.

9:00 am

As the first graders begin building their letter arcs, they hear the quiet voices of second and third graders organizing and practicing spelling rules. A student pauses to decode a difficult word and the teacher prompts him: “What are the other sounds that ‘o-u’ makes?”

10:00 am

In 6th grade, Paul Revere and the Green Mountain Boys are fighting at Bunker Hill as the teacher reads and the students prepare a written narration from This Country of Ours.

10:15 am

Putting away their base ten blocks, the children gather around tables for mental math practice and to complete the day’s math assignments. The whiteboard is filled with notes from the week’s work: a spelling rule, a habit the class is practicing, an idea they have discussed. Working through multi-step word problems in Mathematics has been a struggle, but using the three step process consistently and recording their work on slates has helped them visualize each step.

11:00 am

Second and third graders are learning about the character traits of a brave and courageous William Bradford through his difficult childhood in Austerfield, England during the first years of American history. Each child listens with the opportunity to get-at the ideas for themselves as they narrate back in the author’s language.

11:30 am

The quiet bustle is heard as class is finishing up Recitation and putting their Shakespearean sonnets away in preparation for their daily Lunch with Mr. V., the Head of School. A simple meal of peanut butter and jelly in brown paper bags provides a setting for conversation about some of their favorite things and their highs and lows of the week.

11:50 am

Two young boys face off on the playground. A conflict in the midst of fort-building has left both with tear-stained faces. A teacher quickly intervenes to help them sort out their differences. Each boy explains his frustration to the other with coaching from the teacher. Finally understanding, forgiveness, and handshakes are exchanged, before they leave forts behind and run off to join the other students, in their search for all things crawly.

12:30 pm

Students flow back into the second-grade classroom, red-cheeked from the brisk outdoor air. Next week is our Veteran’s Day Assembly, so an Ambleside parent has come to help students sew their poppies to hand to our Veteran’s on Veteran’s Day.

1:45 pm

Strains of Joseph Haydn’s, The Merry Little Peasant, float out of the classroom, where two students’ love of poetry and art combine in the study of the Boo Boo Shrike.

2:30 pm

The day draws to a close. Dictation and Spencerian writing journals are returned to shelves, and rooms are swept and returned to order.

As parents line up for carpool, students record homework in assignment books. One teacher pulls a student into the hallway to offer encouraging words about his effort at class participation today during poetry class. The day comes to a close and the students leave school with full minds and hearts after a day of worthy work!

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