Armenian Sisters’ Academy Recognized by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.



LEXINGTON, Mass. — The Armenian Sisters’ Academy (ASA) of Lexington announced recently that the Board of Trustees of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEAS&C) has elected the school to institutional membership and granted it accreditation. This accreditation recognizes that the school has met all evaluation standards during the extensive and comprehensive review process.

The Commission on Independent Schools’ statement reads, “The commission commends the Armenian Sisters for their presence, support and ministry, the faculty and staff for their care and concern for the students, and the parents for their loyalty to and affection for the school, the entire school community for its determination and success in perpetuating the Armenian culture and language.”

In this American-Armenian environment, students benefit by building a strong foundation based on the traditions, history and depth of Armenian culture, while celebrating and growing through the diversity of American society with fellow classmates.

Upon recommendation from the commission, the Armenian Sisters’ Academy will further develop and implement ongoing strategic plans for the school.

Sister Cecile Keghiayan, the principal of ASA, noted, “The accreditation solidified the past 30 years of serving the Armenian community by the sisters and highly- qualified teachers, who have dedicated themselves year after year to ensuring the development of the total child spiritually, intellectually, personally, emotionally and socially.”

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Mayda Melkonian, vice principal of ASA, said, “We are committed to ensuring that the students leave ASA as ethical young men and women who thrive for the best and possess the integrity to become responsible citizens.”

The Lexington campus of ASA, located at 20 Pelham Road, is operated by the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. It was established in 1982 and serves students ranging from Pre-K through middle school.

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