HISTORY &ﾠ PROFILE
The Armenian Sisters’ Academy of Los Angeles, established in 1985, is one of three schools in the United States, governed and operated by the only existing Catholic Order of the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, founded in 1847.ﾠ The other two schools are located in Radnor, Pennsylvania (established in 1967), and Lexington, Massachusetts (established in 1979).ﾠAs the order is dedicated to the education of Armenian children worldwide, the school meets the community’s need for a religious and cultural based primary and middle school educational institution.
ASA is located in the foothills of the Angeles Crest mountain range in the suburb of Montrose, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, about 14 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles. ASA has humble beginnings and was originally located in Glendale, California. The current grounds were acquired in 1995.ﾠ Previously, the Montrose facility was used as an adult learning center for Glendale Community College.
The school offers a Day Care Program, Preschool (Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten), Kindergarten as well as grades 1st through 8th. The school is fully accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) through June 2010.
A bi-lingual curriculum is offered for all its students and in second grade, the students’ curriculum includes a third language, Spanish. ﾠ All students are offered music, art and computer instruction as part of the school curriculum. Most class sizes are small, enabling teachers to provide personalized attention to their students.ﾠ The school provides a quaint, caring and familiar environment for the students.
The school participates in the KAHAM (interscholastic Armenian games sponsored by Homenetmen) Games’ Track and Field and Basketball Tournaments, as ASA Crusaders.
After-school extra-curricular activities include: Armenian dance classes for girls 2nd through 4th grades, after-school basketball and volleyball for all grades.
Parents may get involved by joining the Parents’ Auxiliary or one of many WASC teams.