Ari Guiragos Minassian students take part in a rigorous curriculum from Kindergarten to 6th Grade with ample opportunities for academic, creative, social, and personal growth. Small class sizes allow for personalized and differentiated teaching, offering each child a unique learning experience.

Utilizing the best teaching practices and following the guidelines set forth by the Common Core standards, AGM’s highly qualified and experienced educators provide a dynamic learning environment which engages each student in their own learning and personal growth.

Our approach to education is rooted in 21st century learning skills that include:

  • Critical Thinking

  • Creative Thinking

  • Collaborating

  • Communicating

Transition into Elementary 

Kindergarten is a very exciting time for students, as it marks the beginning of their academic lives! During this year, students experience a transition from our play-based preschool environment to a more structured setting. Our dedicated Kindergarten teachers help students make this transition with excitement and ease. The curriculum focuses on developing language skills, as well as foundational math concepts. Students also benefit from hands on science experiments, music, art and outdoor activities.
Our open and consistent communication policy with parents is a cornerstone of successful elementary transition. Applications such as Seesaw allow parents to receive daily updates on their child’s progress and achievements in the classroom.


Incorporating purposeful technology is an important part of the academic curriculum for our elementary students. Computers, iPads and chromebooks are used to complement lessons within the STEAM lab as well as the classrooms. Students learn basic operations of the hardware, including parts of the computer, keyboard operation and function, and use of standard and special keys. They also learn essential technological terms and keyboard skills. Instructional software is used to teach computer literacy, word processing, reading and math enrichment. The long-term objective is to emphasize the role and impact of computer technology in today’s world, and educate students on the capabilities and applications of technology.

Students also learn coding with real programming language through an educational program known as Dash & Dot, that requires them to manipulate a robot’s movements.

Our ProWise smart panel is the perfect addition to our STEAM lab. Its touchscreen features allows students to learn interactively and engage with content of the lesson. Students also use iPads & chromebooks from our lab to do test reviews with apps like KAHOOT! and research for their class assignments.

Our staff continuously emphasizes the importance of internet safety, digital responsibility and privacy. These concepts are an integral part of the technology curriculum at AGM.

National Elementary Honor Society

Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School is a member of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS). Our participation in this organization means offering our students something much more than being on the honor roll.

The National Honor Society is America’s largest student recognition program for 4th-12th grade students.
Our 4th-6th graders will be eligible for membership if they meet minimum requirements which include the following:
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA

  • High standards of honestly and reliability

  • A cooperative and supportive disposition

  • Courtesy, concern, and respect of others

  • “Excellent” marks on their report card. 

  • Minimum absences

Membership in NEHS also offers students the opportunity to complete various community service projects, volunteer work and fundraising for a cause of their choice.
NEHS is one way in which we motivate our students in support of academic excellence and high achievement, and lay the strong foundations for their future success.

Arts Education 

Our ultimate purpose in developing various programs in arts education is to help our students discover a love for any kind of art-form, whether it be painting, dancing, photography, tapestry, digital art, etc.
Our weekly music classes led by Mr. Gevorkian help students prepare for annual programs, and also learn about different musical genres, lyrics, various folkloric instruments, famous composers, singing in harmony, music composition, and more.
In order to meet the needs of our 21st century learners, we have adapted our traditional weekly art classes into a series of workshops for 3rd-6th grade students. We have Armenian dance workshops throughout the year.  In addition to dance, we invite different guests and experts to lead workshops for our students about different forms of art.
Workshop leaders include experts in costume design, architecture, film, graphic design, culinary art, etc.

Between visual arts, dance and music, we are proud to uphold quality arts education for our students.