Krouzian Zakarian Vasbouragan Armenian School

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Principal: Yeprem Mehranian

KZV is the only full-time Armenian-American school in Northern California. Founded in San Francisco in 1980, KZV is a community-supported school including preschool, elementary and middle school, administered under the auspices of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, KZV meets the academic standards and framework adopted by the California Department of Education for Kindergarten through Eighth grades, and its preschool is a state-licensed pre-kindergarten program. At KZV students are educated through a bilingual curriculum, offering a challenging and competitive academic program, which strives to recognize each student as a unique individual with particular talents and abilities.


KZV Major Milestones:

  • 1978 - Groundbreaking for first floor and community center
  • 1980 - First day of classes - 33 students
  • 1985 - Completion of 2nd story, middle school
  • 1988 - First KZV graduating class
  • 1996 - First WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation
  • 1994 - Establishment of full scale computer lab
  • 2003 - Second WASC accreditation with highest 6-year, no audit limit
  • 2005 - 25th anniversary celebration