CKACS receives $1,000,000 donation on behalf of Elaine Hamparson Trust.



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.


Financial Aid App. start: April 15, 2023

Pre-Registration ends: May 2, 2023

Financial Aid App. ends: July 1, 2023

Financial Aid results: July 31, 2023

Full Registration ends: August 16th, 2023

Pre-Registration to hold your spot. We are now enrolling for the 2022/23 school year.

Current returning students will receive first priority until May 2, 2023.

We will start accepting pre-registration forms from new students until May 2, 2023.

These form (PDFs) are just to hold your spot.


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Application Process

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Our Full Registration packets must be completed no later than August 16th. It should only take 5-10 minutes per child. Tuition rates are on the forms.

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

Transitional Kindergarten (TK – Two year program): Must be 5 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 Assistance is available for students Kindergarten-Sixth Grade. The Financial Assistance Committee needs to have the Financial Aid Packet returned to school no later than July 1st so that it can be reviewed in a timely manner.

If you indicate that you require tuition assistance (Kindergarten through Sixth Grade), the Financial Assistance Committee will make an appointment with you.

Financial aid is not available for Pre-Kindergarten.

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

2022-2023 School Year Financial Aid Policy

Updated Aug 9, 2021

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.