Ambleside School Presents

Dinner with Keynote Speaker Dr. Leonard Sax


Ambleside School partners with families and students to build good habits and form character in an atmosphere of patience, trust, and joy.  Using the Charlotte Mason Method, we teach accountability and the love of learning through a full and varied curriculum. Parents who bring these habits in training home, find more joyful, obedient children growing up to be relational, caring young adults.

We are excited to hear Dr. Sax share his insights as a practicing doctor and psychologist with over thirty years of experience.  He now travels the world encouraging and enabling parents to raise resilient children. We are delighted to offer an opportunity for both Ambleside and community families and educators to engage with Dr. Sax.

At the end of his talk, there will be time for Q & A, so bring your parenting questions!

Keynote Speaker,  Dr. Leonard Sax

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Leonard Sax

Meet Dr. Sax

New York Times best-selling author Leonard Sax MD, PhD will present evidence-based tools that address today’s common parenting challenges.

Dr. Leonard Sax is a dynamic public speaker with over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, he will discuss such issues as, what one thing can parents do to greatly improve the odds that their child will grow up to be healthy, happy, and successful, how much time spent playing video games is too much time, and how do we know, at what age is it appropriate for a child to have a smartphone, and why are American kids so much more likely to be anxious or depressed compared with American kids from the same demographic just twenty years ago?

Where and when is the dinner?

Friday, March 15, 2019 Valo Park in McLean, VA

Suit/Cocktail Attire

5:30 pm Cocktails & Registration View Student Art, Journals, and Curriculum, Book Table

6:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner & Program

Valo Park is a beautiful, modern event space with catering provided by FLIK Hospitality.


Dear Dr. Sax,

Thank you! Your day with us was so powerful. I have asked myself why it was so powerful. I think it is because you presented your points with a wonderful combination of scientific data, enriching life experience and anecdotes, and somehow rooted it all in Biblical wisdom.

This weaving of the human and divine, if you will, satisfies very deeply because it reaches the mind, heart, and soul. You included it all. We were educated, inspired, and validated, but we are not resting on our laurels. We are moved to reach higher and farther.

Thank you so much.

Mary T. Ortiz, Ph.D., Head of School, Oakcrest School, McLean, Virginia


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