School Plant and Geography
Located atop a hilly terrain overlooking Marikina valley and portions of Urban Quezon City the 85 hectare sprawling campus of the Ateneo Grade School is an ideal marriage of nature and modernity .
The Ateneo Grade School is situated at the southern border of the Ateneo de Manila University campus. It occupies approximately 10 hectares of hills and plains lined by trees and an assortment of plants. The school buildings and facilities are strategically located and carefully planned – from the drainage systems to the selection of plants – thereby creating a safe, clean, and peaceful environment that is conducive to learning. Air and noise pollution and, of course, floods are virtually non-existent. Even electric posts in the campus are safely embedded underground.
The Ateneo Grade School is accessible from all points of Metro Manila. There are three main gates along Katipunan Avenue, which is a part of the gigantic C-5 road, connecting the Northern and Southern part of Metro Manila. From Novaliches in the North to as far as Alabang in the South, all roads leading to the Ateneo Grade School are wide and well-paved with the occasional fly-over and a sprinkling of U-turn slots in-between.
The eastern and western areas are connected by Aurora Boulevard. Traversed by public utility vehicles, this street is expected to have a heavy volume of traffic but mobility is more than compensated by the LRT 3. It travels the route from Manila to Marikina in around twenty minutes. Moreover, the Ateneo Grade School provides school bus service to students residing anywhere in Metro Manila.
THE PHYSICAL PLANT
Located near the Grade School main gate is the Administration I Building with the Holy Family Garden right in front of its main door. It is a modest single story office building which houses the Office of the Headmaster, Registrar’s Office, Office of the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Information, Office of the Director for Administration and Physical Plant Office. The Infirmary is also located in this building, which is manned by highly competent medical personnel who attend to the medical and dental needs of the Grade School community.
Adjacent to Admin I Bldg. is the Administration II Bldg. which houses the office of the Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs-Middle School & Primary School, Faculty and Staff Development Coordinator , Subject Area Coordinators and
Covered corridors lined with trees lead to ninety one well-ventilated and lighted classrooms. Across the classrooms is the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angels, surrounded by a lush, beautiful garden. The buildings for Science, Art, Technology and Sports Facilities are also new addition to the list of the Physical Plant. There are eight Art Rooms, two Work Ed Rooms, three Music Rooms, four Computer Rooms, six Viewing/Reading Nooks, an Educational Media Center (EMC) and eight Faculty Rooms.
For special functions, the AGS has a fully air-conditioned Auditorium. A theatre with a seating capacity of more than one thousand has been constructed. Also available are two outdoor covered multi-purpose concrete stages, an amphitheatre, and an assembly area in the newly constructed building at the Grade four wing.