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E– Excellence in academics
A– Aware of Armenian culture & heritage
G– Growing with character
L– Life-long learners
E– Effective problem solvers
S– Socially responsible citizens

Dear Parents,

We congratulate you on choosing Armenian school, and offering your children an educational experience unlike any other! Please see the links to our registration forms below. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open.

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Student Registration Packet

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Welcome Letter & Rates

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Student Registration Packet

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Our Mission


We challenge each and every student to reach their greatest intellectual potential. Our dedicated teaching staff works to establish strong foundational skills in all grade-level content areas, and then build upon those skills with higher-order thinking.


At AGM we not only learn about the Armenian culture, we contribute to its existence. Our school offers a safe environment where students can explore their Armenian identity, practice their Christian faith, learn the Armenian language, and celebrate Armenian culture.


We believe that the development of good character is an important step in a student’s personal growth. Alongside our academic and cultural curriculum, AGM works to foster positive pillars of character among students.

Զարգացնենք մեր Մտքերը
Պարծենանք մեր Մշակոյթով
Կերտենք մեր Նկարագիրը

Upcoming Events

Our News

Ari Guiragos Minassian School Unveils Expansion

March, 2019-

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School’s administration hosted an expansion and dedication ceremony on March 17 marking the opening of recently renovated classrooms and administration office.

The ceremony began with a prayer by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and Reverend Father Karekin Bedourian, blessing the newly renovated spaces.

Following the prayer, Nora Marachelian, AGM’s School Board chairperson, delivered opening remarks, providing an overview of the needs leading to the expansion. She stated that given a waiting list of students for pre-kindergarten, as well as a wish to update facilities to support 21st century learning skills, efforts were undertaken to reconfigure existing spaces to add a pre-kindergarten classroom, completely redesign and upgrade a kindergarten classroom, and also update the entire administration area.

The ceremony continued with the school’s esteemed principal, Sanan Shirinian recognizing the importance of the power of community for the success of such a project. In particular, Ms. Shirinian emphasized the key role played by the Forty Martyrs Church pastor and board of trustees. She recognized the school’s librarian, Anahid (Anna) Der Parseghian, who, for her years of service and generours donations, will have the library named after her. Shirinian thanked the Meghrouni, Basmadjian and Shaverdian families for their generous donations. She also recognized the tireless efforts of volunteers Samantha Megrin and Jerry Poladian.

The Prelate made brief remarks, congratulating the Orange County community for their active involvement and continued support of the school throughout the years.

After the expansion and dedication ceremony, AGM Student Council members provided brief remarks to welcome the community to the school’s Open House.

Parents and community members then proceeded to visit the newly renovated spaces, as well as the campus’s classrooms and facilities. Students’ scholastic and artistic work were on display throughout the classes.

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School is in its 33rd year of instruction, and continues to push forward its mission of empowering minds, celebrating culture and enriching character.

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AGM Celebrates at the 32nd Annual Banquet

On March 24, 2018, over 200 supporters of Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School came together in Gugasian Hall, to celebrate the school's accomplishments at the 32nd Annual Banquet.

Under the theme of Growing Together, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and conveyed his congratulatory message. Forty Martyrs Church Parish Pastor Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian and Board of Trustees members, Board of Regents Chair Mrs. Lisa Gaboudian, School Board members, representatives of community organizations, parents, and sponsors were among the guests in attendance.

The program opened with remarks by Mr. Kevork Keshishian on behalf of the AGM School Board. Fr. Karekin delivered the invocation. Fourth grade student Arpi Aywazian and second grade student Kristina Tatarian presented songs and recitations.

In her remarks, Principal Shirinian emphasized how choosing Armenian school means so much more than just dropping off your child at the school gates.  "AGM is not just a school, it's a complete lifestyle", she said. "The heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood to your body, 24 hours a day. It never rests, it’s the hardest working muscle we have. Like the human heart, AGM never rests. It’s a muscle that pumps life into our community,  because it has a unrelenting obligation to our people. Our school can never miss a beat, because its working hard to raise hundreds of children that will one day be the torchbearers of this lifestyle we love so much."

Principal Shirinian went on to convey her gratitude to Forty Martyrs Church Board of Trustees for their unwavering support.

Referencing the evening’s motto, “Growing Together,” His Eminence commended the community’s collective efforts which have led to the School’s continuous progress over the past thirty-two years. He stressed the importance of unity in our service to our parishes, schools, and our nation, stating that “in order to grow together we must work together, with harmony, goodwill, and honesty, with one mind, one accord, and one goal, the good of the collective.” He blessed the devoted servants who have dedicated their time and efforts to building churches and schools, blessed the memory of the founders who are no longer with us, and commended all those who continue to serve in their example for the flourishing of Ari Guiragos Minassian School, including the Principal, past and present board members, faculty, parents, alumni, benefactors and sponsors.

Growing Together. Ծաղկինք Միասին

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Career Series Takes Students to North Justice Center

December 11, 2017-
This year, AGM has adopted an experiential learning approach, which encourages students to learn through experiences, particularly outside of the school campus. Our 4th-6th grade students are participating in a Career Series, through which they visit different offices each month, to meet with professionals on site, take tours, engage in activities planned for them, and gain first-hand exposure to diverse career opportunities.
Our first trip, held in November, was to California State Assemblyman, Tom Daly's office in Anaheim. Assemblyman Daly, along with his District Director, gave our students insight about how a bill becomes a law in the CA State legislature. Students also went through the motions of passing a bill until it reaches the Governor's desk. They were given copies of the California Constitution, and learned what it might be like to one day become a politician.
Today, our upper elementary students visited the North Justice Center, where they had the opportunity to watch Judge Manssourian in action. They began the visit by witnessing real defendants and attorneys negotiating cases, and met the sheriff who explained his role in keeping the courtroom safe. Afterwards, Judge Manssourian dismissed the court and invited students back to his chambers to answer questions about the the justice system, and how to become a judge. The trip concluded with a full mock trial, where students entered their own courtroom and played the roles of judge, defense/prosecution attorneys, jurors, bailiff, clerk, and witnesses.

These first-hand experiences are important in helping expose our students to the world around them, and the many exciting career opportunities they can pursue.  In the upcoming months, students will also be visiting U.C. Irvine to hear about academia, the Apple Store to learn about a future in tech, and more!



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We are excited to hear about your interest in Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School!

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