pedagogy

Pre-Primary School

The ardee school follows an International Cambridge curriculum aligned with the Pre-Primary and elementary Montessori Method. The Montessori Program begins with our Early Nido program and continues through till Environment V.

We believe that every child is special and unique with respect to his/her learning styles, interests, strengths and that the school has to cater to and nurture this to ensure the actualization of each and every child's potential.

Our carefully-planned teaching strategies ensure that different learning styles are integrated for optimum achievement and that, through academically validated differentiation practices, each child is fully engaged with the work.

Every student has their own IEP (Individual Education Plan) carefully crafted, specifically for each child, by caring teachers.

Primary School

THE ARDEE SCHOOL, Gurugram is the 1st school in North India with a Cambridge certification that utilizes the Montessori Method of education up-to class 5. The school’s large learning environments nurture all kinds of intelligences and the Ardee classrooms function as “Montessori laboratories”. These laboratories are a conducive environment for exploration with didactic manipulatives which encourage students to think for themselves, promoting self-direction and self-leadership, thereby allowing them the freedom to pursue their own interests.

Each child’s day meticulously planned so that there is a judicious blend of curricular and co-curricular activities alternating between indoor and outdoor environments. All work is completed in the classroom with Montessori didactic materials.

The curriculum in the Primary includes Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Art, French, Hindi, History, Geography, Music, ICT, PE and Peace Education.

Students have regular project rubric that is to be completed at home. These are extensions of our yearly theme being taught at school that help to tie the home and school environments together.


Secondary and Senior Secondary school- IGCSE/ A - AS levels

Pedagogically speaking, the learning approach integrates IGCSE/ Cambridge with the Montessori method to prepare ardeeians to take CIE at various levels.

The secondary school is organised into three key stages.

- Cambridge Secondary 1 (Environment 6-8)
- Cambridge Secondary 2 IGCSE examinations (Environment 9 & 10)
- Cambridge Advanced – AS & A level examinations (Environment 11 & 12)

In terms of the curriculum, the programme aimed to provide students a broad and balanced curriculum which is delivered through Skills-based learning incorporating the multiple intelligences concepts. Lessons are student-centred, project-based. and experiential where students learn through discovery and participative activities.

The following subjects are offered in Cambridge secondary 1 currently: English, Languages (Hindi, French, German) Global perspective, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts (Art and Design, Drama, Music and Information Communication Technology), Physical Education which includes swimming, yoga and Teakwondo.