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map-marker San Angelo, Texas

A unique school with excellent results

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Updated by user Apr 24, 2017

Positive review posted

Original review Apr 24, 2017
I have two children attending Ambleside School of San Angelo. My older child has been there 3 years, beginning with kindergarten and now in second grade. My younger child is in her 2nd year. At Ambleside, my kids are developing a love of learning while receiving a rich and rigorous curriculum. The curriculum has produced National Merit Scholars, a Harvard student, SAT/ACT scores in the top 10% nationwide, and above all else happy well-rounded kids! A big focus in early grades is the development of lifelong healthy habits that support learning and success later in life. The atmosphere supports real growth rather than focusing on teaching to the test. The teachers and school center on Christ and treat all students with love and respect. Among private schools, Ambleside is priced well among competitors while providing superior teacher-student ratios. Ambleside is the only private school in San Angelo using the Charlotte Mason philosophy. This school focuses on her educational principles which are best summarized as, "Children are born Persons and Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, and a Life." Students are well nurtured in mind, body and spirit. This translates to lots of enrichment classes in art, violin, voice, Spanish as well as nature studies outside and plenty of outdoor play. Ambleside educates the whole person and instructs them in a loving Christian atmosphere. School tours are available upon request at any time. Please call to visit and see for yourself. (325) 659-****
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map-marker Artesia, New Mexico

School Review

Best school in San Angelo. Private but not expensive for the quality of education and care our little ones get. Our little one is so happy she rather go to school than to Disney. She has flourished loves her teacher and Loves her sweet friends.
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map-marker Fort Worth, Texas

Short Review on July 28, 2016

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After cold and inconsiderate responses to rampant improprieties, turned out to be a bunch of snobs hiding behind a religious veil.
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map-marker Sonora, Texas

Amazing School

Enrollment is up 22% in the past year alone, especially in the upper grades. Growing and nurturing children while their minds are exposed to great ideas in a loving Christian atmosphere. Rigorous mathematics, language arts, science, and history, and many other subjects are a standard part of the curriculum; Music, violin, art, Spanish, nature study, artist and composer study, citizenship, grammar, and an emphasis on community service. Ambleside School of San Angelo is truly unique in its philosophy and methodology. I had all but given up on primary education until I saw what was happening at this amazing school. The Charlotte Mason philosophy is based in every child being seen as a person, deserving a rich education filled with living ideas, art, music, Bible, language, field study, strings, and a strong core curriculum in literature, history, math and science. The goal is to have students love learning and Ambleside students do just that. They also build real and lasting relationships with each other. Most of these things cannot be found in the public school system anymore, and are a priceless commodity for any parent. The twice yearly, teacher designed essay style examinations are a true reflection of the great ideas the students have learned in a semester. The field studies (trips) are designed for student learning in the curriculum they are studying. Children at Ambleside truly love to learn the great ideas placed before them in a safe Christian environment.
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map-marker Midland, Texas

Everything that could possibly go wrong with a childs' first year of school happened at this one along with every parents worst nightmare of a cold and inconsiderate response or lack of.

everything that could possibly go wrong with a childs' first year of school happened at this one along with every parents worst nightmare of a cold and inconsiderate response or lack thereof. these people act as if they are better and will make you feel that way or just tell you its' not a right fit for you. this school has poor supervision acting as no one ever sees anything. it also lacks structure and most importantly integrity, not to mention lacking students and some grades entirely. there were obviously more than enough reasons enrollment is so low and decreases as grades increase.
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I think the problem is the child and the parent does not want to admit it, she seems to be one of those parents that think the world revolves around her child. The real reason she is angry is because the school won't treat her "king" or "queen" as if they are the center of the universe.

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figures a canadian would blame an innocent child for being morally and physically violated at no fault of hers eventhough their own administration were so apologetic and one of the persons responsible had to leave less than two weeks later. explains the kind of mayors chosen in canada.

we Americans believe in and trust our children and will stand up for and defend our children from people like you with NO QUARTER nor regard for those that offend the innocence and safety of our children.

you must not have any children or really care if you do and my heart goes out to them for being stuck with a parent like you. I'll pray for you and your unfortunate family imprisoned by your beliefs.


Every private Christian school will have parents that leave unhappily. Obviously this person had a negative experience in the 3 months their child was at our school.

Of course the allegations from "anonymous" should be considered, but know that all concerns this parent had were thoroughly addressed and proven to be false.

In my 20+ years of education, I have never found a school as wonderful as Ambleside. God is blessing us, and contrary to the above report, we are up in enrollment, and everything I know about this school is nothing short of amazing. From the incredible experienced staff to the broad and deep curriculum and educational philosophy that is fresh and inspiring, Ambleside stands hands and feet above the crowd in education for children of all ages.

My experience is that there is much more going on here for children for parents who really care about their child's education and spiritual growth.

I would be happy to answer any questions you have about our school and give you a tour. You can check out our website at

Chris Sloan (not anonymous)

Head of School

Ambleside School of San Angelo

(325) 659-****

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chris, you are again denying the proven truth of a stranger, FORMER employees 17yr old daughter, having been allowed into my 4yr olds classroom asking inappropriate questions associating hugging and touching, followed by repeated hugs and tickling games by boys two even three times her age, and after my teaching her to say dont touch her and leave her alone, it turned into being beat up regularly and then being kicked between her legs as another boy yelled to kick her in the face and punched in the stomach days later. you having said allegations were proven to be false is absurd when every incident was denied having happened as no one saw anything yet reported immediately to our attorney because after so many inappropriate incidences we all knew how the school felt about having us there, but to allow my 4yr old daughter to be morally, physicaly, and emotionally violated is certainly not of GOD and certainly deserving of HIS condemnation.

by the way your boss was apologizing for you, your stafff, and your school, which i never heard once from you whom is ultimately responsible for all the many terrible things that happened at this horrible school. enough for us to leave 2 prepaid months of tuition and "catering" unattended and the schools' refusal to accept responsibility for anything are reasons why we will be taking legal action, hopefully before the fall. i believe my child especially after so many empty reponses and cold denials, not to mention being told we dont fit in more times than having been welcomed. this is a school of selfish snobs hiding behind a religious veil turning a cold shoulder and a blind eye to those they dont like.

how would Christ feel about one of HIS children being treated so cruel by a school proclaiming HIS NAME, teachings, and beliefs. i am sure HE would be ashamed and denounce their actions and reactions. as GOD is my witnesss, this all really happened and the school didn't know what to do so they just acted ignorant and played ***.

not so far of a stretch for them as they did it well. GOD knows the truth and thats all that really matters.

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