PICO RIVERA, Calif.—Defying trends of declining enrollment at private schools across the nation, Armenian Mesrobian School is experiencing a dramatic increase in student enrollment. From June 2013 to the present, Mesrobian School’s student population increased by more than 30 percent, the school reported Friday.
Mesrobian is expanding its transportation services from the school’s long-time Pasadena route to include the greater Glendale and Orange County areas in response to growing demand.
This marks the return of an old tradition at Mesrobian of busing students from outlying areas to the Montebello campus.
The Mesrobian Support Group, consisting mainly of parents of Mesrobian alumni, is already working with sponsors to purchase more desks and chairs to meet the current needs of the school and in anticipation of continued growth.
Mesrobian School prides itself on providing a learning environment with a student-to-teacher-ratio that is conducive to personal attention for students. The development and wellbeing of students will always be the priority of the school as it opens its doors to new students.
In addition, the school has started a waiting list for prospective students who need transportation. Because transportation costs will be absorbed by the school, an adequate number of students must express their interest by Feb. 27, 2015. The exact lines and pick-up/drop-off locations will be personalized to the needs of parents and interested individuals. Transportation should never be a barrier between a student and a quality education, Mesrobian officials explained.
In addition to relieving parents of a commute, the transportation services provide an added benefit and peace of mind for working parents who cannot leave work early for after-school pickups.
Mesrobian School officials said that the expanded transportation lines only target students who are not already enrolled in an Armenian school, or are graduating from an Armenian school that ends at kindergarten, elementary or middle school level. Specifically, high school students in the Glendale area, and middle school and high school students in Orange County.
Armenian Mesrobian School, established in 1965, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has Nursery School (2 years old) through High School (12th Grade) on the same campus. Besides this being a major convenience for parents, who may have children at multiple ages, it offers a unique perspective and opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to grow together, and for students to get the attention and nurturing they need to be successful in school and in life. The High School curriculum is certified to the University of California. Mesrobian alumni have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as education, science, business, medicine, music, law, dentistry, chiropractic, politics, engineering, veterinary medicine, and psychology.
Anyone interested in arranging transportation services to Armenian Mesrobian School, would like to schedule a campus visit, or who have any other questions, please contact the school at (562) 699-2057 or (323) 723-3181, or by emailing [email protected]