Process & Forms


Forms for Admission and Visits

Admissions Forms


Next Steps Following a Visit

1.    Apply –  An admissions file is opened once we receive a completed application and the $75 fee. The following forms, accessible above, are required to complete an application: Admission Form, Recommendation Form, and Request for Information Form (grades 2-8).

2.    Evaluate – Upon receipt of the Admission Forms, we will schedule a student assessment. In some cases, we may request that this one-on-one appointment be followed by an opportunity to observe your child in our classroom during the school day.

3.    Interview – After the student assessment, we will schedule a parent interview.

Interview Preparation:

  • Read chapter 2 of When Children Love to Learn. This book outlines the ideas of Charlotte Mason (1842-1923), an English author, philosopher and educator, as the basis of Ambleside School’s method of education.  Copies are available in the school office for $15, for purchase online, or you may obtain a copy from your local library.
  • We ask that both parents (or legal guardians) participate in the interview.

4.    Admittance or Non-Admittance – Upon successful completion of the student assessment and parent interview, you will receive notification of admission.  If accepted, secure your child’s space by mailing the completed parent covenant and $400 enrollment fee, which is applied against next year’s tuition.


Admissions Timeline

  • Applicants whose files are completed by February 1st will receive letters of admittance or non-admittance by March 1st
  • After February 1st, qualified applicants will be considered based on space availability
  • If no space is available, students will be placed on a waiting list

For questions, call the school office at 703-430-4034 or email