Arden is a vibrant, Christian-based school providing a positive learning and caring environment that inspires girls and boys to thrive. Arden is small enough to nurture and care for each child individually. Arden is big enough to challenge and foster the individual talents of each student to help them fulfil their potential. The school’s dedicated and caring classroom and specialist staff pay attention to the individual needs of every student, encouraging them to be the best they can be — ensuring that, when students complete their education at Arden, they will have positive attitudes, sound values and skills to equip them for the future.
Facilities: Information technology resources, libraries, music rooms, visual arts centres, careers centre, science labs, TAS and a senior study centre. Basketball courts as well as access to sporting facilities close by. A large multipurpose hall opened in the Primary School in 2011. Before- and after-school as well as vacation care are offered at the Pre-School to Year 6 campus.
Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective Geography, Elective History, Food Technology, French, IST, Music, PASS, Visual Arts, Chinese (offered through Open High School).
Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community And Family Studies, Drama, Earth And Environmental Studies, Engineering Studies, English Advanced, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, English Standard, Food Technology, French Continuers, French Extension, Fundamentals Of English, Geography, History Extension, Industrial Technology: Multimedia Technologies, Legal Studies, Mathematics 2 Unit, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics General, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music 1, Music 2, PDHPE, Physics, Senior Science, Software Design And Development, Studies Of Religion 1 Unit, Visual Arts.
Sport (Primary School): Representative swimming, athletics, cross-country. Saturday Sport: Boys’ softball and rugby, mixed basketball, girls’ soccer, hockey and netball.
Sport (Secondary School): AFL, athletics, basketball, cricket/indoor cricket, cross-country, fencing, futsal, hockey, netball, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball.
Co-curricular activities: Ad Altissima Enrichment Program, bands, chess, choirs, dance, debating, drama club, theatre sports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, outdoor education, public speaking, catering club, French club, dance groups, Tournament of Minds, brass, percussion and string ensembles, other enrichment workshops, various tours, including European and New Caledonia tours, mission tours to Cambodia, interstate tours.
Welfare and personal development: Student wellbeing is an integral part of the policies and practices of the school with a Co-ordinator of Pastoral Care (Secondary), Chaplain, links to local parishes and three counsellors on staff. Careers guidance is offered for Years 8 to 12, while leadership training is provided from Year 5.
Special features: Mid-range fees, student wellbeing programs, co-educational.
From the school: Arden is small enough to care, yet big enough to challenge. We’re small enough to care for each child individually, to nurture them and help them become well-educated young people. We are big enough that our dedicated staff help your child to develop into a capable, well-rounded individual with an emphasis on Christian values.
Strong academic record: Arden is very proud of its 2016 HSC results, with 26 per cent of students achieving ATARs over 90 and Arden placing 15th in the state out of NSW independent coeducational schools. The top ATAR was 99.3. However, the numbers, facts and figures only tell part of the story that is each student’s educational journey. Most students achieved personal best results in their subjects and exceeded their own expectations – guided by the faith and belief of each subject teacher and reflecting the Arden values of being well known, well cared for and well taught.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
Over 16k |
Annual fees: $12,376 (Kindergarten) to $19,572 (Year 12)
+61 2 9******* +61 2 9484 1146
|Address||Pre-School and Primary School: 39-43 Wongala Crescent, Beecroft NSW 2119; Secondary School: 50 Oxford Street, Epping NSW 2121|