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A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School

A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School is a coeducational private traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School says

Since its founding in 1976, A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School has developed a strong academic tradition and has garnered WASC accreditation from its preschool program all the way through high school. The curriculum is developed with the goal of instilling in students a lifelong love of learning, equipping them with fundamental scholastic skills, analytical and critical thinking, as well as fostering student inquiry and creativity in a truly supportive and caring school environment. The school’s rigorous globally focused college-preparatory academic program exceeds the requirements for admission to prestigious institutions of higher learning.

The development of the whole person is predicated upon the Armenian Studies program being an integral part of the curriculum. It is intended to offer every student the opportunity to develop proficiency in the Armenian language and to gain knowledge in Armenian history, contemporary issues, culture and traditions. structured activities are designed to provide children with academic as well as social skills, which are essential for building a foundation for future success. - Agbu Manoogian

Curriculum

PRESCHOOL Children between the ages of two and five grow and thrive in a nurturing, caring and secure learning environment where the integrated curriculum cultivates the students’ natural capacities. Fundamental skills are developed and valuable knowledge is acquired as students observe, engage, interact and manipulate materials through experiential learning.

Language arts, mathematics, science, art, social studies, dramatization, physical activities, music and movement make up the curriculum with an emphasis on Armenian heritage, culture and language. Respectful manners, empathy and following directions are some of the valuable character traits that are highlighted in our school’s character education program.

ELEMENTARY The elementary division, which encompasses Kindergarten through fifth grade, is organized in small class sizes where caring and encouraging teachers utilize the latest instructional technologies, including SMART Boards, to implement a progressive curriculum designed to provide students with a solid academic foundation.

The elementary program, which is based on the Common Core State Standards, reflects a balance of academics, athletics, music and art, technology and Armenian language and culture. To further the development of the whole child, a wide array of after-school enrichment classes are offered. Our ultimate goal is to provide each student with a well-rounded learning experience. MIDDLE SCHOOL In middle school, students are exposed to programs designed to enrich their core subject classroom education, which will ultimately prepare them for a successful transition into high school. Ample opportunities are provided to enhance their experience including extra-curricular clubs and a variety of electives such as robotics, public speaking, Spanish, visual and performing arts and competitive sports. These opportunities are designed to help students develop social skills and help them acquire the academic foundation they need in order to succeed in high school.

HIGH SCHOOL In addition to the college-preparatory instruction that takes place in high school, students challenge themselves further by enrolling in Honors and Advanced Placement courses. By the end of freshman year, high school students have the opportunity to qualify for and apply to one of four focus groups: health and medicine; engineering and technology; business and law; and communications/visual and performing arts.

Within the structure of these focus groups, students are offered specialized coursework, exposed to guest speakers, attend educational field trips and ultimately participate in internships during their senior year. Student-led clubs such as Red Cross, UNICEF, Cancer Awareness and many others, provide an educational environment where the spirit of volunteerism and community involvement are highly valued and celebrated. Finally, international programs such as the annual trip to Armenia, the Armenia internship, and the exchange program with our sister school in Argentina, reinforce the globally focused nature of our school and our students’ cultural heritage.

Mission Statement

A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School is a preschool through twelfth grade college-preparatory institution dedicated to academic excellence and Armenian cultural awareness in a safe and supportive environment.

Through effective teaching and technology-integrated education, all aspects of the curriculum including academics, athletics, visual and performing arts are implemented. The school strives to instill in every student a lifelong commitment to learning, character development and community service to promote and ensure the development of the whole person.

AGBU MDS EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS: 1. BECOME ACADEMICALLY CAPABLE INDIVIDUALS. 2. BECOME SKILLED LEARNERS AND INDEPENDENT THINKERS. 3. BECOME INDIVIDUALS AWARE OF THEIR ARMENIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE. 4. BECOME SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AND PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (818) 883-2428

Academics

Academics

Academic Calendar: Semester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 764
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 132
Kindergarten 44
1 53
2 50
3 48
4 60
5 50
6 42
7 43
8 47
9 45
10 41
11 41
12 68

A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing A.G.B.U. Manoogian-Demirdjian School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 83%

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