School hours are 7:55 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 7:55 AM-12:15 PM on Fridays to allow for teacher training and preparation on Friday afternoons. On most Friday afternoons, students and parents join together to serve others, learn together through educational events and tours, and to build community. Activities include “ice blocking,” ice skating, mountain biking, visiting museums, raking leaves for the elderly, caroling, and making meals for those in need. Kindergarten students attend school five mornings per week, from 8AM -12:15PM. In addition, parents may choose to have their Kindergartner stay for an “Ambleside Afternoon” (Wednesday), which include enrichment activities, such as baking cookies, with the teacher.
Tuition and Fees:
Tuition for the 2017-18 school year is $5,250 for 5-day morning kindergarten. Tuition for full-time students, grades 1-6, is $10,100. Tuition for full time Jr. High students, grades 7 and 8, is $10,400. We delight in providing tuition assistance to those with real need.
An application fee of $50 per student ($100 per family) is due upon submission of the admissions application.
An enrollment fee of $500 (non-refundable) per student secures your child’s space and is then applied to the annual tuition amount.
A supply fee of $250 for Kindergarten and $350 for full-time students is due in June.
A tuition insurance fee of $250 per student is due in June, unless paying in full and opting out of the insurance.
A multi-child discount of 5% for 2, 10% for 3, and 15% for 4 or more students will apply to all students currently enrolled who are members of one family.
Uniforms are obtained from Land’s End. Ambleside provides families with a list of approved uniform components as part of its summer information packet. Parents may place their orders through the Land’s End School Uniform Catalog or online at landsend.com.
“A person is not built up from without but from within, that is, he is living, and all external educational appliances and activities which are intended to mould his character are decorative and not vital.”