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.


From the Principal's Desk.

  • Enrollment of New Preschool Students - The enrollment of new preschool students for the academic year 2016-2017 has started. Registration will be held on a first come, first serve basis. Please share this information with your friends and relatives who have children who will turn 2.9 and older by August 31, 2016. Priority will be given to the siblings of our students and once classes are full waiting lists will be created. To schedule an appointment, please contact the preschool director, Mrs. Maral Orchanian at (617) 923-0501.
  • Enrichment Program: On Feb. 9, The Pumper Nickel Puppet Theater is going to do a Puppet Show for our N-Gr. 2 students at 9:30, at the ACEC Hovnanian Hall.
  • On Feb. 10, Grades K-2 will visit the Science Discovery Museum in Acton (Details will follow).
  • On March 8, Grades 3, 4 and 5 will visit the Museum of Science in Boston
  • We are having our first HOOP-A-THON Event on Sunday February 28, click here to learn more.
  • On March 8, Grades 3, 4 and 5 will visit the Museum of Science in Boston (Details will follow).
  • Cold Weather
    •  On very cold days (below 32 F), K-5 students can wear their Gym uniform which will keep them warmer.
    •  N-5 students have outdoor recess even on very cold days, therefore they should have mittens, gloves and other accessories to keep them warm.
  •  Yearbook - We would like the 2015-2016 SSAES Yearbook to reflect all school related activities and events that have taken place or will take place this year. Therefore, we kindly ask our parents and teachers to email their pictures of the events listed below to with the titles or captions, right after each event.