TCA Arshag Dickranian School

1200 N Cahuenga Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA, 90038-0900
Tel: (323)461-4377
TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School was founded in 1981 by The Tekeyan Cultural Association, Inc.
The aims of the founders were to educate Armenian children using the California State Curriculum, teach them the Armenian language and culture and prepare them for a productive life in the Armenian and American societies.

TCA Arshag Dickranian School was accredited by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in year 2012.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Calculus, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, Government, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Studio, U.S. History, World History, 

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition depends on school grade. Pre-Kindergarten (3.5 – 4 years old): 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $6,000.00 (including meals) 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. $7,500.00 (including meals) Kindergarten (5 years old): 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $6,000.00 (including meals) 7:30
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes:

  • TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School’s Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for 3 – 4 year-old children. The school believes that each child’s self-esteem is crucial to healthy, intellectual and social growth. The children experience much of their learning through hands-on activities and play which are specifically designed to develop their pre-literacy, pre-math, language, cognitive, motor, emotional and social skills. Activities in the Pre-Kindergarten program include listening to stories, reading age-appropriate books, playing with blocks, painting, using art-crafts, and physical activities involving various games on the playground. The children also receive daily nutrition services and naps in a fun, pleasant environment. In putting these practices into action, the Pre-K program aims at preparing children to be socially adept, highly motivated and ready to learn about the world around them. The Pre-K program currently has an experienced teacher/director and a teacher’s assistant who helps run the daily activities.

    The Kindergarten program adheres to the concepts of the Pre-K program and follows the belief that successful learning is based on the child’s level of readiness. The Kindergarten curriculum is designed to develop the child’s verbal skills and reading and writing abilities. It also offers them with an age-appropriate education in mathematics, phonics, environment and science. The Kindergarten program aims to provide a nurturing environment in which the developmental needs of each child are met.Subjects taught in the Kindergarten program include English, Armenian language and history, math, social studies, science, music, art and athletic activities. Most importantly, Kindergarten is used to teach the students healthy adaptation to any new environment using verbal, behavioral and analytical techniques. Both programs have well-qualified teachers with experience in working with young children and use select textbooks that arouse curiosity and love for learning.

    Elementary
    At Arshag Dickranian School, academic instruction is focused on the development of students’ skills in all academic areas including reading and writing in English, arithmetic, science, social studies and Eastern and Western Armenian. The Elementary also offers innovative classes such as Spanish, Life Skills and Health & Fitness. Students also take computer readiness classes to enhance their knowledge and ability to compete in an ever-growing technological world, as well as lessons in music, dance, gymnastics and PE to enrich their performance abilities.The teachers utilize various techniques in teaching their students, such as special projects, contests, fairs and field trips. Class sessions are reinforced with homework and other tasks in order to explore the students’ aptitude for learning outside their classroom experience.

    Middle School
    The curriculum for middle school is geared to enhance the growth and scholastic maturity of students and to challenge their performance as they begin to face higher academic demands. Aside from academic tasks, the students are encouraged to build their self-confidence, judgment and adherence to ethical values which is reinforced through the material they learn and through the different sets of behavior modeled by their teachers.

    High School
    In High School at TCA ADS, students spend their time rigorously studying UC aligned courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, in addition to Armenian Language, Literature, and History. Ninth grade students are taught Health & Fitness, tenth grade students study Sports Medicine, Eleventh grade students learn Emergency Medical Response, Business Law and Shakespeare, and seniors have a weekly workshop in College Counseling and Yearbook preparation.Based on their overall performance, students are eligible to receive Advanced Placement to facilitate their admission to prestigious universities. Current standard AP courses offered at TCA ADS include U.S. History, Calculus, Art History, Government, Psychology and English Literature. All high school students are required to enroll in elective courses which include Astronomy, International Relations, Beginning Architecture and Graphic Design.Students are required to complete 100 hours of community service and be involved in various extracurricular activities both inside and outside the school.Every year the student body of TCA ADS is urged to fundraise and donate money to Armenia Fund to help our motherland; they volunteer at various campaign offices and bring awareness to various causes through walkathons and telethons. The school also offers academic counseling for students and assistance in securing scholarships and gaining admission to the universities of their choice.

  • Profile last updated: 01/22/2013

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