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Enrollment:

Parents interested in enrolling their children in the school can download the registration form and email it to the advisory committee - bts_advisorycommittee@googlegroups.com

Bharathiyar Tamil School Registration

Families new to San Diego and local families considering Tamil language classes are encouraged to come check us out on Friday night when school is in session, get a feel for how the classes are taught and then make a commitment.

Volunteer Staff:

BTS is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who are parents of students in the school, as well as other San Diego Tamilians interested in helping the younger generation learn and appreciate the beautiful Tamil language.

Each grade is taught by a team of two to three teachers, which makes it possible to give personal attention to every student.

Every week, teachers communicate with parents via email, updating them on what has been taught in school and what homework has been assigned. Classes focus on speaking in Tamil, vocabulary skills, forming letters, words and sentences, pop quizzes, songs and story time.

Volunteers also help with setting up the class rooms, chaperoning students during breaks, helping teachers in class, coaching students for performances etc

School Administration:

The school is a part of the San Diego Tamil Sangam, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of California.

The school is run by an advisory committee comprising members of the Sangam's executive committee as well as school staff, to ensure all decision making is democratic and fair.

The advisory committee works closely with the teachers and other volunteers to:

  • schedule classes, tests, parent-teacher conferences, annual programs, other events, and practice sessions for cultural performances;
  • to find alternate locations when the local school site is not available;
  • recruit new teachers when needed;
  • bring in community leaders to interact with the students;
  • and other administrative aspects.

Location:

Shoal Creek Elementary School
11775 Shoal Creek Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
Get directions

Contact:

bts_contact@googlegroups.com

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