Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School, established in 1986, provides a strong, bilingual education to Prekindergarten through 6th grade elementary students. The faculty, staff, School Board, and PTO are all dedicated to supporting the School in providing each student with a quality academic curriculum, in an environment that supports creativity and positive self esteem.

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School is located in Santa Ana, California, next to the Forty Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church of Orange County. The School shares the religious and national values cherished by the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School is part of the Western Prelacy Armenian Schools, which seeks to promote bilingual education and cultural growth. The Western Prelacy Armenian Schools are comprised of eight schools throughout California and are governed by the Board of Regents located in Glendale, California. Click here, to read about the Mission of the Armenian Prelacy Schools.

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 2005. Upon WASC’s visit and evaluation during spring 2017, the School successfully completed a rigorous review, and was granted accreditation until 2023.

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School accepts students without regard to race, color, creed, ethnic origin, or religious affiliation.

School Highlights

  • Average 1:10 teacher to student ratio allows for more personalized & effective learning
  • Differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each individual student
  • Project-based learning that makes real-world connections
  • Interactive technology to engage student learning
  • Proficient and advanced standardized test scores
  • Grade specific field trips
  • Educational assemblies
  • Participation in cultural performances
  • 6th grade graduation trip to Armenia
  • Academic Pentathlon
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Reading Awareness Month
  • Parental communication through web-based TeacherEase program
  • Diverse arts program
  • After-school programs including violin, chess, athletics, robotics & sewing

How to Enroll

To complete the enrollment process:

  • Fill out a Student Registration Form found on the Home page or on the Admissions page under About Us.
  • Pay $350 registration fee before May 15, or $450 after May 15.
  • Submit immunization records & all other required documentation.
*The Registration forms can be submitted online. Once received by the Office, you will be emailed an invoice for the registration fee. Please see the school office for all additionally required paperwork.

Hours Of Operation

8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Extended care is available from

7:30-8:00 am and 3:30-5:30 pm.

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