Keeping intact the natural surroundings of Goa, the school is nestled between beautiful flora and fauna. The school is designed in the typical Portuguese style. It allows for natural light throughout the year while surrounded in the natural ambience.
The newly constructed North Wing, has been specially designed, to accommodate students in an atmosphere, which is conducive, well ventilated and spacious. The seating is comfortable, looking through the glass windows the students have a overview of greenery, coconut groves and Portuguese Villas around the premises.
This is the main entrance to the school. It has trees of Almonds, Cashews and Hibiscus, among other beautiful flowers and fruits. This area is used as an outdoor auditorium of the school and serves as the common assembly area for all classes. This allows for assembly in the lap of nature, every day before starting the day.
The heart of learning at the ardee schools thrives in its orderly and beautiful classroom environments which are spacious and large. They are naturally lit, air conditioned rooms with scientifically designed, age appropriate furniture. Each classroom is aesthetically designed with the right visual appeal for the child. Equipped with hands on Montessori learning material for languages, science, history, geography and art, they form an ideal learning space for every child.
Learning by doing is the most effective way of learning. The school provides the most modern lab facilities which are continually upgraded. Theory is incomplete without practical. One needs to completely get involved in the various practical experiments whether it is Chemistry, Biology or Physics, to get a thorough knowledge and understanding of what had been taught in the theory class. The school has a well equipped, ventilated Science Lab to deliver the requirements of the IGCSE curriculum. Qualified, experienced and technically trained teachers manage the labs. All safety measures required are in place.
The Montessori lab provides didactic apparatus which students can explore to receive hands on experience in all areas of academic learning. These materials are of international standards and are used for every area of the child’s learning. The well trained facilitators guides the students to the materials based on their need. They are free to work with the material at their own pace. Each material in the lab is suitable to teach something, whether it is geometry, language, geography, fine / gross motor skills, math, or cultural studies. The children learn about themselves and the world around them through these materials and the group lessons.
The library houses a large collection of books, reference texts, periodicals and journals. The children are also taken to a large public library every month.
These are age appropriate and relevant to the needs of the children. The library resource teacher is well trained and conducts several interesting activities to develop in children the love for reading and the skill of researching.
The sandpit area is set in a beautiful outdoor environment with a veranda. This area is so designed that it can be easily used by children even during the monsoon season.
A well equipped playground with equipments which not only allows children to have fun but also allows for exploration and enquiry. It is equipped with a spacious playground with facilities for sports like throwball, basketball, soccer, cricket, athletics, badminton, skating and yoga.
The well equipped playground is an aesthetically structured area with luscious coconut trees all around. This not only allows children to have fun but also allows for exploration and enquiry.
A medium depth pool surrounded by coconut trees allows the development of swimming habit in children. Children are taught swimming by a trained instructor. The pool is manned by a life guard at all times.
Music is an essential component at The Ardee School. Children are trained in Indian and Western vocal and instrumental music by well qualified professionals. The music classes are very often combined with nature walks too.
The Art room set in the loft area with the Portuguese style roof for natural light , is a creative hub and provides space for a wide range of activities including drawing, painting, printing and design.
Art work done at Ardee School is at an adult level where children not only explore various mediums and styles but are taught history of art and art appreciation using works of masters. It is a well planned curriculum that takes the child from the basics of art to eventually portfolio making at the senior level.
The information & technology lab has been designed to accommodate and develop students Design and Technology skills. To facilitate the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) which involves students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies. They learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively. It also raises educational quality which helps make teaching and learning an engaging, active process connected to real life.