Educate for Life
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
Ambleside Schools International fosters educational renewal based on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and practice. We serve a global community of parents, teachers, and schools that provide a “living education,” and we strive to make living education accessible to all.
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.
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 neighbors, and cultivate a rich intellectual life.