St. Leon Armenian Church
Սրբոց Ղեւոնդեանց Հայոց Եկեղեցի
Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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Armenian School

The mission of St. Leon Armenian School is to teach our children to love, appreciate and embrace the Armenian Language, its Culture and History. We will inspire them to learn in so far as possible, to speak, read and write the Armenian Language in a nurturing and loving Christian atmosphere. We will use the best possible teaching methods, materials and techniques in accomplishing these goals.

St Leon Armenian School Brochure 2018 (pdf)

St Leon Armenian School Registration 2018-19 (pdf)

Friday Classes  in Western or Eastern Armenian are for students five years old to twelve years old. Classes are held Friday evenings from 6 PM to 8:30 PM. Tuition is $325 per student with a $25 sibling discount.

Intermediate Class  in Western Armenian is for older students with language knowledge. Class is held on Wednesday evenings in the Youth Center from 6 PM to 8:30 PM. Tuition is $325 per student with a $25 sibling discount. Intermediate class will be formed if five or more students enroll.

Adult Class is formed if at least five adults request a class.  It is on Wednesday evenings from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.

Friday Class Curriculum:

·         Learning the alphabet – names of letters, sounds of letters, writing letters

·         Building vocabulary and ability to read words

·         Learning grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph writing

·         Building ability to converse in simple, everyday sentences

·         Learning about our Armenian heritage – history, geography and culture – including learning to sing traditional Armenian songs and to dance traditional Armenian dances

·         Participation in our annual Hantes (a Sunday in May) and other programs

Intermediate Class Curriculum: 

·         Developing greater ability to read and write

·         Developing a larger vocabulary

·         Developing conversation ability

Adult Class Curriculum:

·         Common conversation – ability to speak simple sentences and answer simple questions

·         Learning the alphabet – names of letters, sounds, writing

·         Developing vocabulary

·         Conjugating verbs

·         Learning grammatical nuances of the language

For more information, call 201-791-2862 extension 7 and leave a clear message and phone number or email

The Armenian School principal will return your call.

Nora Vartivarian Balekji, Principal



Reading Books for Children

Gus on the Go: Eastern Armenian   Gus on the Go: Eastern Armenian

   Gus on the Go: Western Armenian  Gus on the Go: Western Armenian

St. Leon Armenian Church
12-61 Saddle River Road ♦ Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Phone: 201-791-2862 Fax: 201-791-1329 Email:


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