“The people themselves begin to understand and to clamor 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 whether in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books. The more a person we succeed in making a child, the better will he both fulfill his own life and serve society.”
– Charlotte Mason
Ambleside of the Willamette Valley exists to serve and equip a local community of students and parents, teachers and schools; seeking to provide what British educator Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) called a “living education.” 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 puts a primacy on formation and not mere information, providing the tools needed to live well in all aspects of life, spiritual and intellectual, personal and professional, present and future.