The Charlie Keyan Education and Curriculum offers local, independent-thinking families a quality alternative to current educational standards.

CKACS strives to enrich the lives of each child, to encourage them to experience knowledge and life beyond just the basic information they may often encounter elsewhere.

Charlie Keyan Education not only provides students and their families with a sound, research-based curriculum, it makes lessons a tangible experience for all and prepares students to participate in the real-world with their hearts, minds, and individuality.


Pre-Registration Closes: April 28, 2023

Financial Aid Application Due By: July 1, 2023

Financial Aid Results Available: July 31, 2023

Full Registration Closes: August 18th, 2023

Now enrolling for the 2023/24 academic year.

Registration is completed through our Gradelink portal. Submitting the registration form online does not guarantee the student’s enrollment. Administration will contact all applicants and finalize enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on class capacity.


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Now registering for 2023-2024. Visit the link above to register or contact the office at (559) 323-1955 for any further questions.

The office is open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm daily Mon – Fri.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK – Two year program): Must be 5 year old on or before December 2nd.

Kindergarten: Must be 5 on or before September 1st.

Basic terms of Enrollment

Outstanding account balances from the previous school year must be paid in full before registration will be accepted.

Uniforms are required for all grade levels. Boys: White Shirt/Navy pants, Girls White Blouse/Plaid Skirt (shorts should be worn under skirts) jumper or box pleats which are available at Dennis School Uniform.

Financial Aid is available for students Kindergarten-Sixth Grade. Financial Aid is not available for Pre-Kindergarten. The Financial Aid packet must be returned to school no later than July 1st, so it can be reviewed in a timely manner.

Immunization needed for students 4-6 years old:
– Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP or DT) – 5 doses
– Polio (OPV or IPV) – 4 doses
– Hepatitis B – 3 doses
– Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses
– Varicella (Chickenpox) – 1 dose

The above criteria are in accordance with the California Department of Education
Laws & Regulations, to which CKACS adheres.


The Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School welcomes prospective families and encourages you to visit our campus. While visiting, you and your child will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, principal and staff. Your child can explore the classroom, playground, library, cafeteria and participate in class with the teacher and other students.

Please contact the school at or call (559) 323-1955 to schedule your visit to our school.

Tuition & Affordability


Updated MARCH 14, 2023

Pre-Kindergarten Potty Training: $945 Monthly

Pre-Kindergarten: $735 Monthly

Elementary K-6: $6,720 Annually

2023-24 ACADEMIC Year Financial Aid Policy

Updated MARCH 14, 2023

The Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School (CKACS) Financial Aid Fund provides the opportunity to income qualified families to receive tuition assistance for their K-6 children attending CKACS. It is governed by the Board of Education’s (The Board) Financial Assistance Committee.

Each year, The Board develops a budget to create the Financial Aid Fund. This fund is fully subsidized by full-pay tuition students. The Treasurer leads the Financial Assistance Committee in dispersing Financial Aid Awards to parents.

Award amounts are final and based on the number of eligible applicants during the open application period. Additional funding will not be created after awards have been finalized.

Financial Aid Eligibility Process

* Financial Aid Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are closed.

CKACS subscribes to Blackbaud, a third party service provider for families seeking tuition assistance. This service helps parents streamline and submit their financial aid applications via an online portal. Blackbaud collects and processes relevant data and documents for review to identify financial aid eligibility. All applications must be submitted through Blackbaud and will remain confidential. Eligibility is fully determined by Blackbaud and the policies set forth in this document. Parents must apply online at Blackbaud.

Applications Start: April 15, 2023

Applications Close: July 1, 2023

Results/Awards Date: July 31, 2023

Financial Aid status letters will be delivered to the mailing and email address on file.

Prior eligibility does not guarantee future eligibility. Awarded amounts in prior years will vary for future awards based on the Financial Aid Fund and number of eligible applicants. Pre-K and Preschool students do not qualify for Financial Aid. Financial Aid is only open to students entering K-6.

Financial Aid will not cover full tuition. In many cases the need is much greater than the Financial Aid Fund. Parents should expect to still pay a majority portion of their child’s tuition.

Families must have guaranteed class availability for their child, be pre-registered and have paid the non-refundable pre-registration fee prior to the application closing deadline to remain eligible for financial aid.

Additional discounts, such as multiple student discounts, are not available to families receiving financial aid, even if the other students are in Pre-K or Preschool.

Families approved for financial aid may have their enrollment status moved to the waiting list to allow preference for full-pay tuition students.

Eligibility is closed after the application close deadline. New students enrolling mid-year are not eligible for financial aid in the current school year.