Gardascuola is...

  • A non-profit making cooperative dedicated to schooling and education. Our associates are the pupils' parents who participate in the cooperative's activities through meetings and the School Board. Our other associates include the Commercial Tourism Board, the Cassa Rurale Bank, Arco local authority, Riva local authority, the Promocoop and the Padre Monti Institute.
  • A “family” of human resources united in common values and principles which reflect on daily school life.
  • Legal independence, teaching, orgainisation and administration recognised by the Constitution and our region's laws.
  • An equal offer of education at every level, paying particular attention to the needs of the local area and the work place.
  • Project work, specialist and work related courses.
  • Our own canteen, pre-, inter- and after-school services for our pupils.
  • Direct teacher recruitment to guarantee the best possible quality.
  • Open days to welcome and inform.
  • The sharing of common aims thanks to the cooperation between the school and our families which we believe strengthens what Gardascuola is and will be.

The Technical Economic Institute – Tourism Sector

The Scientific High School

The Middle School

The Primary School

Our Campus

Gardascuola is situated in the centre of Arco within the Padre Monti complex. It is near the bus station and has good communication links.  The original building in Via XXIV maggio houses our Scientific and Tourism High Schools whilst our new buildings in the grounds nearer Via San Sisto and Via Mantova house the Middle school and the Primary school respectively.
The buildings are located in beautiful grounds, a natural park, with recreation and sports areas which help to create an ideal, safe and relaxed environment in which to grow.

Our Facilities

Gardascuola provides...

  • Multi-purpose classrooms, computer laboratories, libraries, reception rooms, a great hall, disabled access, modern gymnasium, multi-purpose sports areas, canteen, art rooms and science laboratory.
  • Specialist courses such as on-line didactics, ECDL and language certificates.
  • Boarding facilities are available, in the Padre Monti Institute, run by the Komplett cooperative of Riva del Garda for those students who should need to stay.


“Buoni di servizio” are European Fund grants which parents can apply for. Information is available at the  Struttura Multifunzionale Territoriale Ad Personam di Trento - numero verde 800163870. Please click the link below to the approprate webpage. On the site you will find all the information relating to who is eligible and the forms to fill in.