In 1982, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) and the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America jointly founded the Armenian Evangelical Schools of California Inc. In 1986, a generous donation from the Charlotte and Elise Merdinian sisters enabled the school to acquire its present campus in Sherman Oaks, California, and the school was renamed the Charlotte & Elise Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School.
In 2012, Mr. Albert and Mrs. Terry Bezjian made a generous donation of one million dollars to the School for the purpose of replacing an old, one story building on campus with a new, two story building to meet the ongoing needs of the school. The building will house the library, a science lab, an art room, five classrooms, an office for the athletic coach and boys’ changing room. It is targeted for completion in May 2016.
Dedication of the Bezjian Family Building will take place during the School’s 34th Anniversary Banquet scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 15, on the School’s premises. AMAA Board members and supporters of Merdinian School are urged to attend this gala event for an enjoyable evening, good food and fellowship.