Ambleside School of Hout Bay is a school in a class of its own. On any given day, you will find students fully engaged and learning together – thanks to an outstanding curriculum underpinned by excellent resources, engaging discussion and skilled facilitation.


Based on educational reformer Charlotte Mason's philosophies, the school offers small student to teacher ratios (16 per class), whilst emphasizing the holistic development of every child - academically, relationally and spiritually.


A safe, nurturing environment encouraging a love for learning | A Private School in the heart of Hout Bay

A World-class Curriculum | Ambleside Schools International Association

Preschool to Grade 12 | Unique Learning Methods - Narration with Memory Recall Techniques

Small student-teacher ratios (max. 16 per class) | An Education for Life

WCED, ISASA & IEB affiliation in Grade 12 | Academic, Relational & Spiritual development

Varied Extra-mural activities

Social Upliftment

How do you walk a thousand miles? One step at a time. We believe changing our country, and making a real difference, are similarly daunting and yet equally simple - it starts with one child at a time.

One child at a time is our subsidy programme - aimed at offering disadvantaged children the gift of a lifetime - a living education at Ambleside.


Educating with the Brain in Mind with Maryellen Marschke St. Cyr
Educating with the Brain in Mind Dr. Bill St. Cyr
Scripture in Community Part 1


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