Arden is a vibrant Christian co-educational school providing a positive learning and caring environment that inspires girls and boys to thrive. 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 are curious, courageous and compassionate young men and women who will help transform the communities in which they live and work.
Music tuition rooms, visual arts facilities, careers centre, senior studies centre, multi-purpose courts as well as access to community sporting facilities. In 2020, Arden opened an exceptional new five-storey educational facility at the Secondary Campus in Epping to adjoin the existing campus. The redevelopment includes Administration and Student Services, Science Laboratories, Food Technology Kitchen, Resource Centre (Library), Technology Workshops, Multimedia and Design Laboratories, general classrooms, a passive recreation area on the rooftop and, at the heart of the building, a magnificent Creative Arts Centre.
Student wellbeing is an integral part of the policies and practices of the school with a Director of Pastoral Care (P–12), a Pastoral care team, School chaplain and Junior School Chaplain, links to local parishes and three counsellors on staff. Careers guidance is offered for Years 8 to 12, while leadership opportunities commences form Kindergarten, with leadership training being provided from Year 5. There is an active Student Representative Council at both Junior and Secondary Campuses.
Ad Altissima Enrichment Program, concert band, stage band, chapel band, percussion, jazz, vocal, string and symphonic wind ensembles, dance groups, chess, debating, drama club, Theatresports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, camps, public speaking, catering club, Robotics Club, Production Group, Prayer Group, Maths Club, Art Club, Science Club, Chess Club, Social Justice Group, Environment Group, Vine, Students With A Mission, Tournament of Minds, other enrichment workshops, various tours, including Indigenous Immersion, European and music tours, mission tours to Cambodia and Vietnam.
Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective Geography, Elective History, Food Technology, French, Graphics Technology, IST, Music, PASS, Visual Arts, Chinese (offered through the NSW School of Languages).
Years 11 and 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, Drama, Economics, Engineering Studies, English Advanced, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, English Standard, Food Technology, French Continuers, French Extension, Geography, History Extension, Investigating Science, Industrial Technology: Multimedia Technologies, Legal Studies, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Standard 2, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music 1, Music 2, PDHPE, Physics, Science Extension, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion I, Visual Arts.
Australian rules, athletics, basketball, indoor cricket, cross-country, fencing, futsal, hockey, netball, football, softball, swimming, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball.