Where is the Ambleside educational method derived from?

The founding of Ambleside Schools International (ASI) was the result of a couple of decades of revived interest in the thought and work of early 20th century British educator Charlotte Mason. Sparked by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s publication of For the Children’s Sake, a study of Mason’s work was further stoked by a 6-volume reprint of Charlotte Mason’s writing.



  • Christ-centered education
  • Founded in 1998
  • Applying Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy
  • 200 students in preschool through 8th grade
  • Typical class size: Preschool and Pre-kindergarten, 12-18 students; Elementary, 12-16 students; Middle School, 10-17 students