1999 – Ambleside Schools International was founded in Fredericksburg, TX, by Maryellen St. Cyr to develop the Ambleside Method of education, based on Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy.
2005– Ambleside School of Ocala is incorporated and organized as a 501c(3) non-profit educational institution after research in education for their own children leads Ken and Shari Ausley to visit Ambleside School of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Texas. There they discover a practice of education that is inspiring, lively, sane, beautiful, peaceful, challenging, with a stunningly simple yet life-changing methodology.
2006-On the campus of First United Methodist Church in Ocala, Ambleside School opens its doors in August with just 8 students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
2007-Year two of instruction begins with 14 students in three classrooms.
2008-Ambleside moves to a larger facility on the campus of Fort King Presbyterian Church and opens in the fall with 20 students in three classes.
2009-A permanent home is found on the campus at Grace Episcopal Church. The school doubles in size, opening with 41 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade occupying four classrooms.
2012-Enrollment climbs to over 75 students enrolled from Kindergarten-9th grade.
2013-Enrollment climbs to over 90 students enrolled from Kindergarten-8th grade.
2016-Enrollment climbs to over 120 students enrolled from Kindergarten-8th grade.
Coming 2018-Ambleside High School
“What you would have the man become, that you must train the child to be.” – Charlotte Mason