Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School Accreditation RenewedThe C. & E. Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School of Sherman Oaks has announced that its accreditation has been renewed by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In a telephone call, on July 6, 2011, the Accrediting Commission for Schools notified the Principal of its decision to award a third full-term of accreditation. The Board of Directors, Principal Hovsep Injejikian, Vice-Principal Lina Arslanian, Accreditation Coordinator Mrs. Rita Meneshian, faculty and staff, and the entire Merdinian School family expressed immense satisfaction and joy for the decision of the Accrediting Commission for Schools. The six-year term of accreditation supports the school’s continuing efforts to provide academic excellence, spiritual enrichment and moral guidance, social development, optimum physical development, and knowledge and appreciation of the American and Armenian heritages.
During the past two years, members of the Merdinian School community spent many dedicated hours seriously evaluating the school’s program. The school community representatives worked side-by-side with the Accreditation Coordinator, administration, faculty, staff, and student representatives in extensive examinations of all aspects of the school program.
The Merdinian School community is committed to providing a school that meets both the academic and spiritual needs of the students. With the integration of the educational efforts of the home, the church, and the school as a key to the basic development of each child’s fullest potential, the school will continue to provide a solid educational program and religious instruction and spiritual guidance, as well as an enriched curriculum which enables students to acquire knowledge and full appreciation of the American and Armenian heritages.