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Hamasdegh Armenian School
Համաստեղ Հայ Դպրոց
Soorp Khatch Church
4916 Flint Drive Bethesda, MD
(301) 229-6880


School year 2018-19

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year of Hamasdegh Armenian School! We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
The first day of school is Sunday September 9, 2018 at promptly at 9:30 am inside the sanctuary for morning prayer. This prayer is an official part of the school day and all students are required to attend every week at 9:30am sharp. Following prayer, the PTA will be hosting breakfast in the church hall followed by classes.
For students enrolling in pre-k, they must be 4 at the latest in October, and 5 in October for Kindergarten.
We request that for pre-k and kindergarten enrollments, parents present their child’s birth certificate during registration.

Registration Form

Registration this year will be electronic via google forms. Please fill out this form at any time before or on the first day of school.


Tuition fees for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • First student – $400
  • Second student – $375
  • Third student – $350

There will be a one time $25 registration fee for first time students.

School Sessions

Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade will be dismissed at 1:00 PM every Sunday.
Students in second through eight grade will be dismissed at 1:30 PM every Sunday.
Please note that this is a change from previous years and plan accordingly.

Study Material

We will be using new books for this school year for grades 2-8, which will be sold on the first day of school. Prices to be announced soon.
Please be sure to stop by the school office on the first day to purchase these books.


In addition to learning the Armenian language, children learn Armenian religion lessons, songs, literature, participate in assemblies which commemorate major holidays, learn about Armenian culture, and make friends that last a lifetime. The academic year culminates in a year-end Hantes and graduation ceremony, which showcases all that the students have learned throughout the year.

Time and Place

Classes convene on Sundays and begin at 9:30 AM with a special service for children each week in the sanctuary.  No lunch is served but children are encouraged to bring snacks to eat in class at designated times. School runs from September to June.

School Staff 

Mrs. Janet Ahwal Peltekian (Principal)
Zvart Albeyaz (Vice Principal)
Galin Tanashian (Administrative Assistant)
Kohar Dudukjian  (Religion)
Tamar Penenian  (Chorus)
Pre-K – Maral Abkarian
K- Ani Jackmackjian
1– Lena Keshishian
2– Lena Garabed
3 – Suzanna Haroutounyan-Stoltzfus
4- Anni Sherikjian
5- Tello Meliksetian
6- Elo Tanashian
7- Shoghig Aguilian
8- Lena Tatarian Demirjian