The success of AGBU MDS is truly a community effort. For over 47 years our school has flourished because of the strong foundation of support, dedication and ongoing philanthropic support. In order to provide a transformational educational experience for every student, we rely on financial contributions of all sizes from our entire community—including parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends. We are deeply appreciative of our donors and their support of MDS.Every gift makes a difference —and every gift helps the school sustain its tradition of excellence.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support of our beloved school and for joining us as we celebrated our 46th school’s anniversary.
Now, our sights are set on the years to come.
Collaborative Learning Center Project
Collaborative learning and team-based project meeting spaces have become a requirement in today's academic and professional environments.
The AGBU MDS Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) structure would replace the two existing single-story buildings with a new two-story on-grade structure that houses both uses in a state-of-the-art facility. The CLC is a critical enhancement for our student population, for team and project-based learning, and for staff recruiting, training, and retention.
Architecture, Design, and Permitting will be completed during 2022/2023 with construction expected to start in late 2023.
MANOOGIAN-SIMONE FAMILY TRIBUTE
The Manoogian-Simone family has been a part of our school from its very inception. In 1986, it was Alex Manoogian who championed our school’s expansion and his generous donation that allowed us to purchase the 6.2 acre lot that has become our home away from home. At that time we became Marie Manoogian School, named after Mr. Manoogian’s wife. After her father, the torch was picked up by Louise Simone, who focused on ensuring that our school could compete with any private school in regards to the level of education we are able to provide. Finally, Chris Simone, Mrs. Simone’s daughter, and Mr. Manoogian’s granddaughter is continuing her family’s legacy by donating $1,000,000 on behalf of the Manoogian-Simone Foundation to make our expansion project a reality.