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AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School is a Pre-K through 12th grade Armenian educational community committed to preparing students for college and beyond. For over 45 years, AGBU MDS has been proudly serving the Armenian community of the San Fernando Valley and has produced over 1,500 successful alumni.

Admission Process

K-12th Admissions Only 

Inquiry Phase: closes Novembe
r 22nd
Applicant Phase: closes November 30th
Entrance Exams/Interviews will take place in January/February 
Final Decisions will be released on March 15th
Inquiry Phase

In the Inquiry Phase, parents will fill out an inquiry form to request more information about AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School. The Registrar, Mel Vardanyan, will contact the parents with more information regarding the admissions process. At the end of the Inquiry Phase, if the parents are interested in continuing the admissions process, provided there is space available, the Registrar will assist the family in moving into the applicant phase. 

Please note:

We are no longer accepting inquiries for the 2023-2024 school year.

Applicant Phase

Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Parents will complete and submit an application form along with a non-refundable $60 application fee during the Applicant Phase of the admission process. Additionally, parents will submit supporting documentation based on their child's entry-grade level, which may include the following:

  • Parent questionnaires
  • Teacher recommendation forms
  • Administrator recommendation forms 
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores

Upon review of the file by the Admissions Committee, students may advance to the next phase if they meet the admissions criteria of the Applicant Phase.


Candidate Phase

In the Candidate Phase, students will be invited to complete an entrance examination, submit a $100 non-refundable testing fee, and interview with the Admissions Committee. 



An enrollment decision will be announced and communicated to the parents. If an enrollment contract is offered, parents will agree to the terms and sign the enrollment contract and pay the applicable enrollment fee. If a student is added to the waitlist, he/she may stay on the waitlist until a spot becomes available and an enrollment contract is offered.



Become part of a tight knit family environment, where every member is valued and the bonds you create
last a lifetime.


Immerse yourself in the Armenian
culture and heritage. History, language,
art, religion. Our roots are celebrated
and at the heart of all we do.


100% of our graduates continue on to 
2-4 year institutions of higher education. During their time at our school students
are encouraged to pursue their passions.

We Prepare Students For Success In Life