Similarities abound between the two philosophies. They do.
I think Miss Mason's ideas on education were so profound that many methods (outside of the system generally in practice today in the United States) can happily coexist. I have heard of many people that say classical education is very similar to Charlotte Mason as well. Her methods are timeless. They wrap around your soul like a warm soft blanket, inviting you to a place of refuge from a weary world. Miss. Mason's practical wisdom and experiences stands the test of time.
Both believe that children are smart; that they thirst for knowledge and can learn many things organically.
Just listen to these two quotes: