St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School Launches Campus Expansion Project

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WATERTOWN — The St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School, a private, bilingual educational institution, is planning an important campus expansion project to be completed by the start of the 2012/2013 school year. The planned improvements will include the addition of a new two-story building next to the current nursery school that will encompass up to four new classrooms, a learning center and a recreation area.

Over the years, the school has excelled and grown from a preschool with only eight students to an enrollment of 180 students in 2012. “We are very excited by the launch of this project, which will allow us to meet the growing demand from our community and enhance the programs and activities for our students,” stated Houry Boyamian, the school’s principal. “Over the last few years, we have had a waiting list of students for entry into our preschool program, and this expansion will provide us with the additional capacity to accommodate these students.”

Fundraising for the project has already begun and more than 60 percent of the project cost has been secured. “We are very encouraged by the generous donations and pledges already made for this much-needed expansion and look forward to everyone in our community coming together to play a pivotal role in this next phase of our school’s history,” stated Avak Kahvejian, chairman of the school’s Board of Directors.

To find out more about the expansion project and inquire about ways to contribute, contact the school at info@ssaes.org.

Founded in 1984, the St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School has distinguished itself with its bilingual curriculum, academic strength, devoted staff and low student-to-teacher ratio. St. Stephen’s is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), the accrediting body for independent elementary schools. AISNE has commended the school for “creating an environment where all the students love to read and appear committed to academic excellence,” and for recruiting a dedicated staff. The AISNE accreditation puts St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School academically on par with other prestigious private schools in the region.

To learn more about St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School, visit www.ssaes.org or contact the principal at houry_boyamian@ssaes.org or St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School, 47 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA 02472.

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