Merdinian students utilize science, technology, robotics, and other resources to learn through discovery and inquiry in a hands-on manner. Students develop and hone their critical thinking and problem-solving skills by exploring various science, technology, engineering, arts, and math topics. Each of these units is differentiated for various grades and student needs.
Merdinian students can participate in a robust after-school program on our campus. They can register for a wide range of activities together with their friends and enhance their creative sides, pursue passions, explore new interests, and acquire new skills.
These programs include:
- Art (K -3rd)
- Art (4th – 8th)
- Basketball (K – 8th)
- Chess (K – 5th)
- Pixel Animation Video Game Design
- Soccer (K – 8th)
- Volleyball (K – 8th)
- Robotics (K-2nd)
- Table Tennis (K- 8th)
- Track and Field (K – 8th)
- Math and English Tutoring Club
- Armenian Tutoring Club
- Music Theory and Practice
We pride ourselves on the philosophy that our athletes are students first. Beyond winning, Merdinian athletics values teamwork, leadership, and active participation. We welcome and encourage athletes of all levels of experience to try a new sport, enjoy being part of a team, and participate in healthy physical activity. Through athletics, we build school spirit and teach valuable lessons in sportsmanship, integrity, discipline, and courage.
Developing Leaders and Changemakers
The Middle School years are a dynamic time of growth across every dimension. Is it our hope that through genuine experiences outside the traditional classroom, students will learn how to create the conditions of a civil community, solve their own problems, and engage in moral decision-making, the cornerstones of good character. Through the Middle School Leadership Retreat, we focus on teaching these important skills so they can positively impact our school, community, church, and homeland.
Transforming into Global Citizens
Merdinian strives to graduate young people who are ready to be informed, principled, and courageous global citizens. Therefore, domestic and international trips are an integral part of the curriculum and the ideal complement to the classroom experience. The trips open students’ eyes, and they assimilate a new way of living and looking at the world. These exchanges, immersions, and cultural encounters are designed to go beyond cursory “tourist” tokenism, to deepen our student’s understanding of the rich history of the United States, the Armenian communities of the U.S., and the homeland. Previous trips have included Fresno, Sacramento, Washington D.C. and Armenia.
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