Arden is a vibrant Christian-based, Pre-School to Year 12 school, providing a positive learning environment that inspires girls and boys to thrive. Arden is small enough to care, yet big enough to challenge.
We’re small enough to provide for each child individually, and help them become well-educated young people. At Arden we’re also big enough that our dedicated staff has the resources to help your child develop into a capable, well-rounded individual, with an emphasis on Christian values.
Since the Beecroft campus opening in 1922, we remain committed to being a child-centred, parent-friendly school. From Pre-School through to Year 6 and through to Year 12, students are encouraged to do their best in a caring environment with our devoted staff ensuring each child gets the attention they need.
Arden provides quality programs in Gifted and Talented education and offer Music and Academic Scholarships. We also offer a wide range of sports as well as co-curricular activities including debating, dance, music and drama groups.
The pastoral system at Arden creates a nurturing environment for social development and academic growth. Our ethos aims to develop children who are not just well-educated but are also well-rounded young people who are ready to serve and to lead.
Our School has enjoyed outstanding HSC results every year since our first HSC cohort graduated in 2008, but we believe education is just the beginning when it comes to developing well-rounded students.
Balancing scholastic pursuits with Mission and Cultural tours, Arden offers experiences to many year groups including:
- European Tour for Years 8 and 9
- Year 11 Mission tour to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Our Senior Study Centre provides a professional learning environment for students in Years 10 to 12 as they begin the transition between school-based study and classroom learning, to flexible learning and tertiary study.
We are very proud of our 2017 HSC results, with Arden ranked 62nd school in NSW and 30% of students achieving an ATAR higher than 90. Many students achieved personal best results in each of their subjects, exceeding their own expectations yet fulfilling the faith and belief of each subject teacher; reflecting our ethos of well-known, well-cared for and well-taught at Arden.
Arden offers a range of 2-unit subjects and extension subjects, including Mathematics Extension 1 & 2, English Extension 1 & 2, French Extension and History Extension. Also Drama, Community & Family Studies and Studies of Religion (1 unit), Geography, Ancient & Modern History, Industrial Technology: Multimedia Technologies, Music and many more. See http://www.arden.nsw.edu.au/learning-at-arden/secondary-school/curriculum/ for full listing.
Music Groups, Dance Groups, Drama Club, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Debating, Public Speaking, Mission Trips, International Sports, Music and French Language Trips and many more.