Cre­at­ing lead­ers, one class at a time

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The first Ardee School, a pre-pri­mary in­sti­tu­tion, was founded by She­fali Varma, Chair­per­son, The Ardee Group, and Chanda Rais­ing­hani, Pres­i­dent and Trustee of The Ardee School, in 2003 in a one-acre cam­pus at city’s Su­jan Singh Park. The suc­cess of The Ardee School, SSP led to the found­ing of The Ardee School, Gurugram, a K-12 school, in 2008 fol­lowed by The Ardee School, Goa, a K-12 school in 2009. The Ardee School, Noida, a prepri­mary school, was started in 2014 and fi­nally, The Ardee School, New Friends Colony, an­other K-12 school, was founded in 2017. The Ardee School Su­jan Singh Park and Noida are now also ju­nior schools for the Ardee School, New Friends Colony.

CUR­RICU­LUM

The in­ter­na­tional K-12 pro­gram of the schools fol­lows the flex­i­ble and stim­u­lat­ing Cam­bridge cur­ricu­lum, with el­e­ments of the Na­tional Cur­ricu­lum of Eng­lan­dand Wale­satKey Stages 1, 2 and 3 and the IGCSE and A lev­els at Key Stages 4 and 5 re­spec­tively. The pre-pri­mary schools of­fer a pure Montes­sori cur­ricu­lum.

“We are ded­i­cated to nur­tur­ing truly in­ter­na­tional In­dian stu­dents through our in­no­va­tive world stud­ies cur­ricu­lum, which sup­ple­ments the reg­u­lar cur­ricu­lum and is con­ducted ev­ery day,” says Rais­ing­hani.

Jyothi Thya­gara­jan, di­rec­tor, devel­op­ment says, “The Ardee Schools are schools with a con­science and with a ro­bust cur­ricu­lum which al­lows stu­dents to think, de­sign, cre­ate, in­no­vate and use not only their minds but their hearts and hands also.”

IN­FRA­STRUC­TURE

“Our cam­puses are lo­cated in the heart of the re­spec­tive cities. The NFC cam­pus fea­tures a green build­ing with smart­boards, a foot­ball field, a bas­ket­ball court and an in­door mul­ti­pur­pose games court. All our class­rooms are pol­lu­tion con­trolled and par­ents can check the daily pol­lu­tion lev­els in the school through an app on their mo­bile phones. We have re­cently com­mis­sioned the build­ing of a swim­ming pool and an Astro­turf soc­cer field as well. Mak­ers Lab is the state-of-the-art lab at The Ardee School, NFC fea­tur­ing 3D print­ers, laser cut­ters and wood work­ing equip­ment for dig­i­tal and metal fab­ri­ca­tion. Mak­ers Labs are now be­ing set up at the Gurugram and Goa cam­puses also. The Gurugram cam­pus is be­ing com­pletely re­vamped on the lines of the state-of-the-art NFC cam­pus that has won ac­co­lades like the ‘Best Ar­chi­tec­turally De­signed School in North In­dia’, re­cently. The Goa cam­pus is housed within a her­itage build­ing at San­golda and al­lows stu­dents to be close to na­ture amidst aca­demic im­mer­sion,” says Varma.

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The Ardee School The in­Ter­na­Tional K-12 pro­gram of ardee schools fol­lows The flex­i­ble and sTim­u­laT­ing cam­bridge cur­ricu­lum

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