Welcome Letter


Dear Prospective Family,

Thank you for your interest in Ambleside School! We understand that selecting the right school for your child is an extremely important decision. We are delighted that you are considering Ambleside! The Admissions Team, which consists of parents and staff, will serve as a resource for you as you evaluate whether Ambleside is a good fit for your family.

Families are drawn to Ambleside for several key reasons. We have small class sizes that are limited to sixteen students, fostering wonderful interaction between children and teachers. Parents looking for a place where their children will be loved and challenged rather than getting lost in the crowd will find that at Ambleside.

The atmosphere at Ambleside is Christ-centered and life-giving. Many parents desire consistency between home, church, and school. They appreciate the way that teachers both encourage and exhort their students. They sense the balance between high standards and grace. All children participate in classroom life and are challenged to grow both intellectually and spiritually.

The academic program at Ambleside is rich and rigorous. Students are engaged every day in a broad number of subject areas. They interact with great books and materials. They are encouraged to love their studies and to find delight in God’s creation. Through training in habits of mind and attention, Ambleside students are equipped with the tools they need for a lifetime of learning and service.

If these ideas resonate with you, we invite you to come and visit Ambleside. While we hope that you will find helpful information on our website, seeing the “life” of the school is essential. Many adult observers comment that they would like to enroll as students themselves! We host a number of admissions events including School Tours on the first Wednesday of each month and Open House twice a year in October and January.

  • School Tours allow parents to observe our method in the classrooms and have a Q & A session with our Head of School.

  • At Open House, students, parents, board members and teachers are on hand to allow your questions to be fully answered.

You are also welcome to call the school office to set up an individual appointment or a Wednesday Visit.

Please feel free to contact the school at 703-430-4034 or via email. We look forward to meeting you and talking about the rich learning environment at Ambleside!

The Admissions Team