Hovnanian School in New Jersey celebrates forty years of excellence on October 22

The Hovnanian School in Rockleigh, New Jersey celebrates a milestone on October 22 this year. Founded in 1976 it is the only Armenian school in New Jersey and celebrates forty years of excellence in education.

The school operates as a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, co-educational Day School and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Classes are available for students in the Early Learning Center through the 8th grade. Professional multilingual instruction is given in four different languages; English, Armenian, French, and Spanish; from the earliest grades through to junior high school.


The commemorative gala will honor the ten original founders of the Hovnanian school

A commemorative gala will be held at the Rockleigh Country Club to honor the ten original founding members. The program will also include an acknowledgment of Dr. Gregory T. Simonian who dedicated five years of his life serving as Chairman.

The guest of honor will be a Bulgarian native, Mr. Aso Tavitian, the former CEO of Syncsort and also the founder of the Tavitian Foundation. He spent many years being involved with philanthropy in education and the arts. Tavitian graduated with a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Columbia University and established his foundation in honor of one of his teachers who made anonymous financial contributions toward his education. The kind gesture was so moving that he wanted to the same for others one day.


Mr. Aso Tavitian will be present as the guest of honor

The Tavitian Foundation provides funding to students of Armenian descent offering them educational opportunities. The majority of these students are now working professionals with successful careers who studied at the Fletcher School of Law & International Diplomacy. The ultimate aim of the program is to contribute towards better governance of the Republic of Armenia.

The foundation is committed to enhancing students’ educational opportunities along with the vision and philosophy of Hovnanian School. Tavitian was awarded the Movses Khorenatsi Medal by the Prime Minister of Armenia for the significant contributions made by the foundation. Tativian’s dedication towards providing better opportunities to young students makes him the obvious choice as the guest of honor at the school’s gala.

The Hovnanian School community invites you to join in celebrating 40 years in education on Saturday, October 22 at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, N.J. Guests will be entertained by Elie Berberian and Ensemble featuring Steve Vosbikian and Raffi Massoyan.

Tickets for the Gala are available at $250 per person; Alumni under the age of 21 may purchase tickets at the cost of $200.

For reservations and further information visit the Hovnanian School website: