are lamps to be lit, not vessels to be filled - Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
Chinmaya Bala Vihar - the
Cultural School - operates at three locations: San Jose, San Ramon & Fremont.
Bala Vihar and Yuva Kendra programs have been re-organized to serve
Children and Youth. The classes are arranged according to School Grades
of the Public School System Kindergarten through High School (K-12).
In some locations there are combination of grades, either because of lack of
teaching staff or there are not enough students to make up a class. But
all the same they are all evolving to follow the grade system. We, no
longer place children in class by age. The grade in which the child is
enrolled in the Public School in the consideration for admission to
Bala Vihar/Yuva Kendra.
vernacular languages are also taught as part of this program.
however, that registration
to only language classes is NOT permitted. Students MUST be enrolled in
and attend Bala Vihar / Yuva Kendra classes to be eligible for language
class. In other words, to register for language classes, students must
first register in Bala Vihar / Yuva Kendra classes and attend them.
San Jose_Los Altos : Hindi,
Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu
Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu
San Ramon :
Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu
Note: The languages offered in a given year may change. In registration form you can see the languages
offered in a particular center in a POP UP Menu after you select your center of choice.