Ardenne is founded on high ethical principles based on the moral teachings of Christianity. Its motto, "Deo Duce Quaere Optima", translates "With God As Guide, Seek The Best." Ardenne High School is committed to providing quality education in a Christian environment and to inculcate the principles of Christian tolerance and self-discipline as the foundation for self worth. This is achieved by offering a wide variety of activities, which serves to prepare students to become responsible and contributing members of society.

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Ardenne sixth-formers urged to strengthen character, build Ja

Federal Reserve Bank of New York auditor Clive Blackwood has urged sixth-formers at the Ardenne High School to strive to make the most of opportunities in Jamaica as they grow into adulthood and look to contribute to the country’s development rather than set their sights on going overseas.

Blackwood, an alumnus, was the lecturer at the St Andrew-based high school’s Distinguished Sixth-Form Lecture on Wednesday.

Jamaica Gleaner
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Ambitious Ardenne Alumni Foundation legacy programme launched

THE seven-year old Ardenne Alumni Foundation launched an ambitious legacy programme recently in the Ardenne Conference Room on the school compound to garner funds for numerous projects to meet the needs of the school over time to transform the lives of the students who pass through its corridors.

The legacy programme was launched with 100,000 Canadian dollars from Paul Barnett, a former student who attended the school over forty years ago and now resides in Canada.

Jamaica Observer
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Ardenne principal feted by past student

Ardenne High School’s principal Nadine Molloy was recently feted in New Jersey by former head boy and media marketing specialist, Dave Rodney.

Molloy was visiting the New York/New Jersey area for a diaspora education conference and the dinner party held in the Village of South Orange brought together a number of US principals and education administrators from the tri-state area, alongside community luminaries and Ardenne graduates.

Jamaica Gleaner
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Ardenne High School Wins Another Marcus Garvey Award For Excellence

Ardenne High School has again copped the Marcus Garvey Award for Excellence in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) performing arts competition.

The St Andrew-based institution topped the 2021 edition after picking up awards and trophies in the parish and national competitions which generated enough points to propel them ahead of the only other contender, Painite Theatrical Academy.

Ardenne High nurtures world-class musical talent

Ardenne High School was founded by American Church of God missionaries George and Nellie Olson in 1927 and the school quickly established its reputation as an epicentre for academic excellence. Over the decades, few schools in the Caribbean can make claims to Ardennes dazzling accomplishments.

The school boasts several Jamaica and Rhodes scholars and decades of outstanding passes in the regional examinations, having been named several times as the CAPE School of the Year.

Jamaica Gleaner
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“Pivoting to Online Education During the Pandemic Wave”, by Nadine Molloy

Nadine A. Molloy recently received national recognition from the Jamaica Observer for her extraordinary work leading Ardenne High School in Kingston through the storm of the COVID-19 crisis [1].

We asked Nadine to share her experience with integrating technology in education, ensuring teachers and students were prepared and achieving high levels of attendance for online classes and improved exam results.

World of Education
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Ardenne Alumnus Takes Flight - 23-Y-O Realises Childhood Dreamas A Pilot

Daniel Buchanan was four years old when he developed a love for planes and almost two decades later, he is a Federal Aviation Administration-licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor.

Born in the United States, his father would take him to John F. Kennedy International Airport after school most days, and they would plane spot until the security moved them.

Jamaica Gleaner
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Ardenne Alumni


Over the years, Ardenne alumni have bonded together in an effort to promote and enrich the academic, cultural, physical and social development of Ardenne. They have also built fellowship between one another, while serving the needs of the school community, by way of organized Past Students Associations.

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