I am. I can. I ought. I will.

The child’s mind is the instrument of his education; his education does not produce his mind.

— Charlotte Mason

The Mission of Seaside Cottage School is to train up children in the way they should go by presenting them with a feast of ideas which are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, and praiseworthy so they will be able to filter life’s experiences through a Biblical worldview, labor in the Great Commission, and, in all they say and do, bring glory to God.

 Seaside Cottage School is a fellowship of Christian believers dedicated to forming a loving community of families.

At Seaside Cottage School, we strive to live by the Bible’s teachings as closely as we are able. We use Charlotte Mason‘s methods as she was a Godly woman who treated each child as a unique and precious gift from God. We use topics selected from her schools located near Ambleside, England at the end of the 19th century. We use a literary-focused, arts-focused curriculum and history books with a Judeo-Christian Worldview. We present French, Spanish, and Latin beginning in Kindergarten.

Seaside Cottage School is located in lovely Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

To find out more about Charlotte Mason and her method, just do an internet search and you will find a wealth of information. You may also want to visit AmblesideOnline [dot] org to answer many of your questions. We will stick as closely as possible to the way Miss Mason ran her schools in Ambleside. We will not be filling in worksheets, listening to lectures, or trying to send every child to Harvard. This is hands-on, ears-open, enjoyable and inspiring. Welcome to “the gentle art of learning!”

To express an interest in joining us or to ask questions, please send an email to the following address:


Yours in Christ,

The Founders’ Committee of Seaside Cottage School