Where Children Love to Learn

  • After 7 years, Ambleside School at Skylark has grown into a strong, vibrant and prestigious private Christian school in the Roaring Fork Valley. We are a K-Ready through 8th grade private Christian school, offering a rigorous curriculum to our students. Thanks to the generosity of countless parents, faculty, staff and friends who have contributed resources, children throughout the Roaring Fork Valley have experienced this extraordinary education. 

    Ambleside School at Skylark is at an exciting and important juncture. For the past 7 years, we have rented classrooms from Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs with significant growth in enrollment. We are excited to announce that we have secured a building for our school with a long term lease! This 17,000sq ft building provides the space we need to grow in ways we couldn't in our current space. The vision of an expanded campus increases our ability to reach more students and impact more families in the Western Slope of Colorado. This new opportunity provides a long term facility for our children and for generations to come to continue to have access to this one of a kind education!

    We need your help!!! The secured long term lease is with the owners of Rosie's Old School House in New Castle, Colorado! This building was the original school house for New Castle, Colorado and has so much history with many of its students still living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Over the years it was converted into residential spaces and we are so excited to bring it back to its original use as a SCHOOL!!! Over time it has become run down and is needing renovations to get the historic building up to code and in operation as a school. We are excited to have the privilege of inviting the community to participate in this venture!

    Ambleside School at Skylark has started this building campaign to raise $250,000 to get the building in operational condition and up to code! It's no small task which is why we are reaching out to the community for help! We are excited to partner with the people of the Roaring Fork Valley to bring this downtown New Castle historic building back to life!!

    Support Ambleside's vision by making a generous donation to our building campaign. Check back for updates on renovations and progress!! Thank you for your support!!


    We have started an adopt a window/door program to raise the additional funds needed and give recognition to the many families, businesses, and organizations that have helped us along the way. You can now purchase a window/door and in recognition a plaque with your name on it will be displayed on the window or door for all current, new, and future families to see! See details below for pricing. Click the link below to make your donation and email jtoovey@theskylarkschool.org and let us know in who's honor and name you would like your plaque to be in! 

    Windows: $1500/each. Includes window and window treatment


    Gym Doors: $3000/each

    Main Entrance Doors: $5000 (SOLD)

    Park Side Doors: $3000/each

    Classroom Doors: $2000/each


Soaring Higher Through Faith

Building Vision

  • Ambleside School at Skylark has a vision to see generations of children come to know not just education, but to know the power they possess through a living education. It is our goal to aid parents in the upbringing of their children with the knowledge of Christian truth and understanding of God’s ways, in the hope of lifelong, faithful and thoughtful service. In doing so, we endeavor to grow them in grace and humility, rightly discerning truth in all endeavors of their existence. Children are not merely people we seek to just educate but to view as a whole person, created by God to have success in life through the foundation of education.

Our Journey

  • In 2014, because of the heart of a couple and the vision of two families, Mountain View Church of Glenwood Springs became the first facility to house our school. Through the growing partnership with families and community members we are providing a living education for children all across the Western Slope of Colorado.

List of Donors

    • Anonymous

    • Anonymous
    • New Creation Church
    • James Snyder

    • Leo Barnes
    • Chris and Nicole Wenger
    • Joel and Holly Dickens
    • Jill Cantway and Chad Lee
    • Anonymous
    • Property Professionals
    • Peter Martin Insurance Group
    • Catherine Cantway

    • David and Betty Wenger
    • Debbie and Hank Vernell
    • John and Lin Benzel
    • Robert Dunn
    • John Piccinati
    • Wayne and Judy Wagler
    • Ringer Family
    • Gary and Jody Hudson
    • Bay Equity Home Loans

    • Charles and Heidi Kimmel
    • Jessica Roberts
    • Rosella Leety
    • Tom and Janet Westcott
    • Jenn Zwickl
    • Saint John's Episcopal Church
    • Janice Cowan
    • Theresa Goodwin
    • Dave and Natalie Stampfl
    • Rhonda Coleman
    • Nicole McFarland
    • Edward Mooney
    • Betty Bicking-Lee

    Ambleside School at Skylark is creating an enriching and vibrant environment to provide a living education where our children flourish. By endeavoring to grow our faith and enrich our children, both current and future, we are building a foundation for the children of our community.

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    • I asked my son how his day at school was today, he replied, “Wonderful!”…

      – Ambleside at Skylark Parent

    • “This is our first year with our children at the school and it has been a pure joy to see them grow and develop in so many ways. They amaze us daily by reciting so many texts, by singing all the beautiful songs they learn throughout the week, and by…

      – Ambleside at Skylark Parent

    • We have watched our children blossom in their time at Ambleside. Struggle has been a part of the growth, whether remembering the details of a narration or where to correctly place their bow on the violin. But through these struggles, they are learning habits and life skills to problem solve…

      – Ambleside at Skylark Parent

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