SSAES is one of the best Armenian day schools in the country as a result of the generous support of our alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, and friends. Gifts such as yours help SSAES:

  • Attract and retain faculty and students to create a vibrant learning environment rich in Armenian heritage and Culture in the heart of Watertown;
  • Provide financial aid to talented and qualified students who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Armenian schools are an essential component of our efforts to nurture our millennia old history and heritage; empower our youth to embrace their identity and contribute to the dynamic and complex tapestry of world civilization, by drawing upon the best of Armenian and American influences.

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference to today’s SSAES students and faculty. And each gift is a vote of confidence in SSAES's future.

Annual Fund

The St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School Annual Fund plays a critical role in helping the school live up to its mission to provide educational excellence in an environment steeped in Armenian Culture and history. The annual tuition does not fully cover the operating budget of the school. Therefore, these funds play a key role in supporting a variety of initiatives such as professional development, after school programs, Armenian cultural programs, and filling the operating budget gap. Your tax-deductible contribution allows SSAES to keep tuition increases to a minimum.

Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund provide the administration with the flexibility to respond to programming needs at the school to ensure that we provide the highest quality education in keeping with our core values.

The Annual Fund represents generous giving from families, alumni, students, employees, and friends who enrich the educational experience for our students. Our goal for the 2014-2015 Annual Fund Campaign is $50,000.

To give securely online, please fill out our online giving form.

Thank you for your generosity. We deeply appreciate your gift, as every gift makes a difference!

Endowment Fund

Endowment funds are investment accounts, held by the school, to which donors may designate their gifts. SSAES permanently sets aside the principal in the account and uses only the interest from the account to fund the needs of the school. The school’s endowment supports three main areas: financial aid, long-term maintenance of the facilities, and faculty salary and benefits assistance. Interested in helping us grow our endowment? Please read more by clicking here.