The Educational Apostolate
Education is one of the monastic works that we undertake at Ampleforth and is focussed on two institutions: Ampleforth College and St Benet's Hall, Oxford. When St Benedict instructed his followers to "establish a school for the Lord's service," he meant the monastery. We have long considered the running of the College and St Benet's Hall to be a natural extension of that wish.
We believe the wisdom of St Benedict can apply to a school community, as well as a monastic one, while the connection between the two provides an education which includes, but goes beyond, academic excellence.
Perhaps uniquely, we furnish our children with what has been described as a 'compass for life' - a personal direction-finder that allows them to hold onto their moral and spiritual bearings long after they have left the valley.