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"The people themselves begin to understand and to clamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living.  As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books.  The more of a person we succeed in making a child, the better will he both fulfill his own life and serve society."  

Charlotte Mason

Philosophy of Education

"A living education empowers students to author lives that are full and free – rich in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, work and creation.  It provides the tools needed to live well in all aspects of life – personal and professional, present and future."




Experience a broad, rigorous curriculum

Calculate, solve, attend, explore, ponder, recite, paint and sing

Are held to a high standard in relationship to self, others, ideas and work

Learn without the external motivation of grades, rewards, punishment or manipulation

Participate actively in the learning process each day

"Children who receive a living education grow in relationship with the knowledge of God, man and the universe.  They become people who give back to society, care for their kin, love their neighbours and cultivate a rich intellectual life."

For an informative and inspiring series of short videos offering an introduction to Ambleside Schools International and the Ambleside Method, click here.
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