Ambleside School

  • ENGAGING THE MIND | FORMING THE HEART | INSTRUCTING THE WILL. Ambleside is a Christ-centered K-8 school located in McLean, Virginia, that applies the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason.
  • In partnership with the family, we encourage children to discover and embrace God`s truth, to link knowing with doing and to love learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Accreditation International
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students113 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeAmbleside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes~ Tuition is $7,750 for Kindergarten. ~ Tuition is $10,050 for Grades 1-5. ~ Tuition is $10,300 for Grades 6-8.

School Notes

  • At Ambleside School, we believe that God creates each child with a natural hunger for knowledge and that the mind is fed by ideas more than by facts and information. These ideas, which inform our conscience and the choices that we make, find their source in God Himself, and are communicated to us through His Word, through people of the past and present, and through His creation.
  • Education properly understood is not merely the assimilation of data and technique; it is the mind feeding on ideas given expression in God`s creation, great art, beautiful music, and "living books." Real learning occurs when students engage with novelists, poets, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians, historians, and explorers; they wonder, asking why and how.
  • Our aim is to train students in the habits of learning so they can acquire knowledge for themselves and to fuel their God-given hunger for ideas.

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