Future Forward is the thinking behind the vision and mission of the next 50 years. For 50 years Pilibos has thrived into one of the premier independent academic institutions in Los Angeles. The belief in Future Forward, is inherent to Pilibos’s mission to innovative learning, creation of opportunities for exploration and growth, and action fueled leadership to propel change. The state of the Future can only be designed by the youth of today. By establishing a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) building, Pilibos will have the capacity for physical expansion; moreover, academic and experiential opportunities.
Our hope is to have modular and innovative learning spaces that cater to collaborative work, tinkering and experimenting, and ultimately design based thinking.
The Nerses Tashdjian Gymnasium serves as more than a sports court, it is a place to gather, a place to compete, a place to rejoice and celebrate. Our Gym is source of pride and beauty, with its raw elements and innovative design. The modern space was built with sustainable design in mind. Unfortunately, the lack of an air conditioning unit did not unite form and function cohesively. Help us raise the needed funds to retroactively install an AC system in the gym to provide the much needed layer of comfort during games, assemblies, and school and community events.
The purpose of stained glass window is both one of beauty and education. The images and stories depicted on stained glass create a setting and inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism. “The Spirit of Armenia” stained glass mural created and dedicated to Alex Manoogian in 1973 is a staple of Pilibos. Thousands of students, faculty, parents, and community members have passed by the mural, sometimes stopping to appreciate the beauty, other times quickly passing by on their way to class or church or other activity. For almost 50 years, the images depicting Armenia’s history, strength, and resilence has stood as a witness to our people’s survival and thriving future. Over the last 5 decades, unfortunately the mural has experienced it’s fair share of weathering and everyday wear and tear. Help us bring the history and beauty of this one of a kind mural back to its glory.
Alexander Graham Bell said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Here at Pilibos, we work hard in creating systems, resources, and protocols to ensure the safety of our students and faculty. We have an emergency plan set in place and run drills regularly. However, we need to periodically update and maintain inventory of emergency supplies including emergency food and water and upgrade our online emergency communication and alert management system to ensure our readiness for any situation.
The installation of solar panels will provide an opportunity for Pilibos to cut down on energy cost, become a model school for sustainable energy, and presents a great teaching opportunity that can enrich classroom content with real-world examples of the benefits of renewable energy. The solar panels will also help reduce our carbon footprint along with other initiatives we have in place, such as our school-wide recycling program.
The Technology Center will reside in the Hagop and Haigouhi Daglian Arc Library, as a multi-dimensional “home” for innovative teaching and learning experiences. With the latest technologies for innovative pedagogy and programming, flexibility for collaborative learning, and opportunities for inquiry and discovery, the Technology Center will empower students to explore, discover and create. Modern libraries have become gathering places for students that blend their naturally inquisitive nature with high-tech research tools and collaborative work areas.