Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking—the strain would be too great—but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest. The question is not—how much does the youth know when he has finished his education—but how much does he care?

— CHARLOTTE M. MASON —

Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking—the strain would be too great—but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest. The question is not—how much does the youth know when he has finished his education—but how much does he care?

CHARLOTTE M. MASON

A LIVING EDUCATION

Ambleside Schools International fosters educational renewal based on Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and practice. We serve a global community of teachers, parents, and schools that provide a living education and strive to make this living education accessible to all.

 

A living education empowers students to author lives that are full and free — rich in relationship to God, self, others, ideas, work, and created world. It provides the tools needed to live well in all aspects of life — personal and professional, present and future.

 

Children who receive a living education grow in relationship with the knowledge of God, humankind, and the universe. They become people who give back to society, care for their kin, love their neighbors, and cultivate rich intellectual and spiritual lives.

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