Holy Martyrs Schools Announce North Hills Campus Expansion

Holy Martyrs Schools Announce North Hills Campus Expansion

The Holy Martyrs family of schools (Ferrahian High School, Cabayan Elementary School, and Pilavjian Preschool) continues its unprecedented growth and expansion with its latest acquisition of a 1.7-acre parcel adjacent to the North Hills campus. 

With the blessing and support of Western Prelate Archbishop Kegham Khacherian, as well as the Prelacy’s Executive Council, the Holy Martyrs School Board closed escrow on June 17, on the property abutting the entire western boundary of the existing campus. 

This undertaking comes at a critical point for our schools, with enrollment at an all-time high and with the overwhelming desire of the community-at-large to be part of this dynamic and proudly Armenian academic environment.

The expansion of the North Hills property will facilitate the construction of new preschool and elementary school classrooms, parking lots, athletic fields and other improvements, and will put into greater focus the school’s vision to provide a singular and state-of-the-art home where our children will continue to excel. 

Indeed, this acquisition coincides with the recent issuance of final and approved building permits for a comprehensive remodeling and new construction plan for the North Hills campus. 

The preparatory work for the groundbreaking phase of that ambitious plan has already begun, with grading operations well underway.

This momentous development follows the Encino campus’ recent expansion.  In 2022, the school acquired the adjacent three-acre property on White Oak Avenue, effectively doubling its footprint and providing much-needed classrooms, parking, a second gymnasium and other facilities. 

Today, Ferrahian is proud to have more than 550 students who, like their 675 younger brothers and sisters at the Cabayan and Pilavjian school campus, are afforded the opportunity to thrive academically, athletically and socially in a uniquely nurturing and secure Armenian setting.

The future is bright for the Holy Martyrs family of schools, now entering its 60th year of unparalleled service to our community.  As the first Armenian day school in the United States, we have every intention to continue to lead the way for the next 60 years and beyond. The recent expansion efforts will ensure that this will be the case.