St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School to Celebrate 30th Anniversary in March


Alla Levonyan

Alla Levonyan

WATERTOWN — On Saturday, March 12, St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School (SSAES) will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Sorensen Center for the Arts on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

This event is designed to bring together the Armenian community to celebrate the school’s achievements.

“Celebrating our school’s 30th anniversary is a testament to the resilience of our Armenian community and its unshakable belief in the value of a solid Armenian education,” said Principal Houry Boyamian.

Located in Watertown, SSAES consists of a pre-school and an elementary school with a bilingual curriculum steeped in Armenian culture, including daily Armenian language lessons. Since 2004, every graduating fifth grade class has taken a school-organized trip to Armenia.

A large group volunteers consisting of present and past parents is working to coordinate this event which is also a major fundraiser for the school.

“We do have a supportive community and we are expecting a great turnout,” committee chair Sarkis Ourfalian noted.

The evening will start off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a program in the theater-style auditorium, including a concert performance by acclaimed singer Alla Levonyan from Armenia, and pianist Jasmin Atabekyan. The event will conclude with a dessert reception. Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased online: www.mkt.com/ssaes or by e-mail at: 30years@ssaes.org.