The Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan (KZV) Armenian School was founded in 1980 through the generosity of many visionary individuals. The Elementary School was named in honor of its original benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Krikor Krouzian and Mr. Carl Zekarian. In September of that year 33 students made up the first pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade of the new school. A new grade was added each year. In 1985 a second floor was constructed to make room for the first sixth grade of the new Middle School. It was named for the ancestral homeland, Vasbouragan, of the generous Middle School benefactor, Mr. Hratch Tarpinian.
1980 - First day of classes - 33 students
1985 - Completion of 2nd story, middle school
1988 - First KZV graduating class
1994 - Establishment of full scale computer lab
1997 - First WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation
2003 - Second WASC accreditation with highest 6-year, no audit limit
2005 - 25th Anniversary
2009 - Third WASC accreditation with highest 6-year, no audit limit
2010 - 30th Anniversary
2011 - Opening of Science Lab (New computer lab and science lab combined)
2016 - 35th Anniversary
The school’s K – 8th grade curriculum meets the academic standards adopted by the California Department of Education. KZV offers a challenging and competitive educational program with a keen sense to meet the academic needs of each child. The school prides itself on making Armenian Language and History integral to a rigorous curriculum which also includes the standard subjects of Science, Mathematics/Algebra, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Computer Sciences. In addition, other key subjects such as Physical Education, Music, Drama, and Art, emphasize the school’s commitment to developing the whole child.