A.R.S. At a Glance

Principals' Welcome

Welcome! A.R.S. Armenian Private School is the largest co-educational, Armenian-Canadian bilingual and bicultural day school in Ontario, catering to students from Preschool through to Grade 12. The Armenian language, cultural and religious studies are weaved into the general curriculum in adherence with the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines. We celebrate our heritage as well as the common ground we share as Canadians.

I hope that you will find our website helpful in providing you with preliminary information about our school. I invite you to contact our Admissions Office to schedule a personal tour to experience firsthand the enriching environment we provide our students.

A.R.S. is a close-knit community of students, faculty, parents and alumni who all share a common vision for the school. The cornerstones of A.R.S. are academic excellence and a strong sense of community and self – all evident from the moment you enter our doors. You will see students’ artwork and assignments on display in our hallways and in our classrooms. You will also immediately feel the sense of order and camaraderie that is essential to creating a harmonious atmosphere conducive to learning.

With over 500 students strong, A.R.S. is an intimate school where students form positive bonds not only with each other and their teachers, but with the entire school community. We encourage and support each student to achieve their personal best, both academically and socially. Students learn their value as individuals, with much to offer both our immediate school community as well as the global community.

A.R.S. is a school with learning at its heart, and while we emphasize the importance of academic excellence, it is crucial to the overall success of a student that they have fun along the way! From sports teams to arts and drama clubs, there is no shortage of extra-curricular activities.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or our Admissions Department for further information. We look forward to meeting you and to helping you decide if A.R.S. is the right fit for your child.

Raffi Sarkissian



A.R.S. Armenian School’s enrollment is approximately 650 students spanning Nursery to Grade 12. We are small but mighty! There are approximately 160 students in ARS Roubina Nursery and Babayan Kindergarten. There are typically less than 25 students per classroom between Grade 1 and the graduating class.

Small classroom sizes make teaching all the more personable and effective. Socially the students and faculty will tell you they feel like school is their home away from home. Students feel safe and secure in the knowledge that teachers and staff from across the grades know who they are and they find it easy to make close and lasting friendships.

Our teaching staff beams with pride over the daily accomplishments of their students. They are supported and empowered by their colleagues and administration in their efforts to be the best teachers they can be – to constantly grow and improve upon their teaching skills and methods in a cooperative environment.

Our school culture mirrors the values and principles upon which our own Armenian-Canadian Community is based. We celebrate our students and we strive to provide an inviting environment where preparing our students for a bright future is paramount.