"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."
Philosophy of Education
STUDENTS AT AMBLESIDE
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