Our Spiritual Commitment

We must go back to the axiom of Augustine, "The soul of man is for God, as God is for the soul." The soul has one appetite, for the things of God; breathes one air, the breath, the Spirit of God; has one desire, for the knowledge of God; one only joy, in the face of God. "I want to live in the Light of a Countenance which never ceases to smile upon me" is the language of the soul. The direct action of the soul is all Godward, with a reflex action towards men. The speech of the soul is prayer and praise, the right hand of the soul is faith, the light of the soul is love, the love of God shed abroad upon it.                                                                                                                --Charlotte Mason

There is no greater truth than the love of God revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is in the love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit that we discover fullness of life.

Thus, parent and teacher have no greater responsibility than cultivating a child's joyful and obedient relationship with a loving God.

With this in mind, local Ambleside schools assemble each morning to acknowledge God through prayer and praise. Students study the Bible daily, not merely as an academic discipline, but to experience how this holy mystery —God with man — is revealed in the Old and New Testaments.  

Chapel and meditative reading are part of each school’s weekly routine. Reliance upon the Father’s guiding love is part of each school’s daily rhythm. As parents, teachers, and students relate with one another and with their communities, they endeavor to move toward one another in genuine love.

The employees of Ambleside Schools International and local Ambleside schools hail from diverse backgrounds. However, they share a common commitment to Jesus Christ and the central teachings of the New Testament. All ASI and Ambleside school staff affirm the Nicene Creed.

(Image of "The Nativity" by Fra Angelico)