Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School

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Principal's Message

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to St. Mary’s Vahan and Anoush Chamlian Armenian School. It is my distinct privilege to serve as the Principal of Chamlian Armenian School, a premier TK-8th grade school serving our community since 1975.

 

At Chamlian Armenian School, we are invested in the success of each and every student. We believe in the education of the whole child and offer our students a program with a strong focus on academic excellence, both in English and Armenian, while providing opportunities for students to explore interests in STEAM, art, music, athletics, while developing their character, citizenship and leadership skills. Our dynamic and evolving program is rooted in tradition, while ensuring innovation within our teaching, learning and resources. Through our outstanding program, our students who graduate have not only met their grade level expectations, but have exceeded them and are prepared to continue excelling in high school. Students leave Chamlian with a strong grasp on the tools necessary for their success, including problem solving, creative thinking, decision making, citizenship, self esteem, alongside strong Christian morals and values. 

 

Furthermore, through our strong, outstanding Armenian program, our students develop a deep respect, understanding for our rich Armenian heritage, while developing strong fluency in written and oral Armenian and Armenian History.

 

Աշակերտները Շամլեան Ազգային Վարժարանէն ստացած հայեցի ուսումով եւ դաստիրակարութեամբ պիտի զինուին: Հայերէն լեզուին, հայկական մշակոյթին եւ ժառանգութեան պարգեւը պիտի շաղախուի ձեր զաւակին էութեան հետ ու նպաստէ տիպար եւ արժանապատիւ սփիռքահայու կերպարը կերտելու: Թէեւ հայրենիքէն հեռու կ’ապրինք, սակայն հայրենիքին հանդէպ սէրը եւ սուրբ պարտաւորութիւնը պիտի ծաղկին ու աճին մեր աշակերտներուն հոգիներուն մէջ եւ անոնք պիտի ըլլան մեր համայնքին ապագայի հայրենասէր առաջնորդները: Շամլեան Ազգային Վարժարանը Հայ աշակերտին կը ջամբէ մայրենի լեզու, Հայոց պատմութիւն եւ անոր կը փոխանցէ Հայ մշակոյթին անփոխարինելի աւանդը։ Շամլեանը այն կրթօճախն է, ուր Հայ մանուկին ոգին կը թրծուի Հայրենասիրութեամբ եւ ազգային պատկանելութեան գիտակցութեամբ։

 

As the coronavirus pandemic introduced a new challenge, our forward-thinking faculty and staff remained ahead of the curve in compiling and organizing all material and curricula onto online and virtual platforms with our Distance Learning Program last year. This year, the School was proud to announce the launch of our Distance Learning Program 2.0. Building upon the already multi-faceted program, our Distance Learning Program 2.0 went a step further in cementing our strong focus on academics as well as providing our students with the opportunity to explore co-curricular interests. We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming back our students when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we take pride in the fact that our students have continued to make progress with their grade level curriculum.

 

Having had the privilege of being educated here at Chamlian during my youth, I consider it a personal duty to provide the same exemplary caliber of education and achievement when it comes to our students’ academic and emotional growth. Directing our collective effort to ensure the smooth continuity of a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment is a collective goal we share as the Chamlian team. Their time here at Chamlian as well as the upbringing we promote is of vital importance to me because the only way to see into the future is through the eyes of those who will create it. 

 

Enrolling your child(ren) at Chamlian Armenian School means joining a vibrant community that consists of dedicated faculty & staff, committed parents, and our wonderful students. Here, your child(ren) will cultivate a solid foundation of academic and emotional growth. The familial bond at Chamlian transcends into friendships and connections that you will treasure for a lifetime. Once a Chamlian Tiger, always a Chamlian Tiger!

 

My door is always open. I look forward to meeting you and your children.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Talin P. Kargodorian

Principal