Learning to live - Living to learn
Each child is guided and empowered to author a full and free life.

Why Ambleside?

Christian Ethos

A grace-filled culture accompanied by a peaceful and joyful atmosphere

Small student-teacher ratios

Personal attention with a maximum of 18 students per class

Pre-school to Grade 12 (IEB)

An inclusive and holistic school career

Ambleside Schools International membership

A global network with accountability and support

A safe, mentoring environment

With a focus on healthy relations and character development

Unique learning methods

Cultivating a love of learning to last a lifetime



Welcome to Ambleside School

Ambleside is a private school firmly and unashamedly rooted in Christian values and practices. Stepping out of the conventional style of education, we instruct our students with methods that communicate great ideas in a way that truly engages their minds and sparks an inner life.

Our low homework policy in Primary School enables our students time to embrace all of life and our very small classes ensure that the education they receive is delivered to the high standards we promise.

Placing equal importance on academics and personal development, our students graduate with an excellent education as well as the strength of character to succeed in life, whatever path they choose.

Adhering to the tenets of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education, Ambleside School of Hout Bay is a proud member of Ambleside Schools International.

Book a Tour

We would like to invite you to join us on our regular personalized school tours.

Our principal welcomes prospective parents on a personalized tour around the school to see the facilities and view our children at work. It’s an opportunity to ask all and any questions you may have and get a feel for who we are as a school family.


120 Milner Avenue, Hout Bay, 7806
Cape Town, South Africa

+27 (0) 21 790 4449
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Independent Examination Body
Ambleside Schools Internation - South Africa
Western Cape Department of Education
Ambleside Schools International
Independent Schools Association South Africa
My School - My Village - My Planet
"Learning to Live
Living to Learn"