Nareg Saturday Armenian School
Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church founded a weekly Saturday School in 1960. Our new generation was taught to read and write the Armenian Alphabet, created by St. Mesrob Mashdots in 403. The first principal of the school was Rev. Kourken Yaralian. He named the school after his son, Nareg, to remind us of St. Gregory of Nareg of the 10th century, one of the greatest theologians of the Armenian Church.
Every year the school opens its doors in September. About 90 students ages 4-14 attend the classes. The school has a principal, under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of the church. The parents pay a modest amount each year to send their child to Armenian School. Textbooks are prepared and proposed by the Armenian National Education Committee.
The Pastor is the President of the school committee, and attends their meetings 2-3 times a year. The pastor conducts the opening prayer. The school children learn Armenian History, Culture, Religion and Music.
Sunday and Saturday students attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion on Christmas and Easter. They also prepare special programs for their parents on the Feast of Holy Translators, Christmas, Armenian Memorial Day April 24, and graduation ceremony.