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