DeSana Middle School
625 James Road,
Alpharetta GA 30004.
administrator@atlantamarathishala.org

ADMISSION POLICY AND CURRICULUM

At Atlanta Marathi Shala we are growing rapidly, thanks to the support and love from our Marathi families. AMS is very grateful to our teachers for volunteering in this behemoth of efforts! Teachers have been spending numerous hours teaching kids, working on the Shala curriculum, weekly class updates, homework, and responding to queries/questions from parents. Thank you all volunteers to spend your valuable time furthering our cause of educating the Marathi language and culture to the new generation! Every year we receive questions from parents regarding admissions and here are a few rules and guidelines we follow.

  • Admission is only available to students from kindergarten to 12th grade. No admission to the adult students at this time.

  • Cut-off age: 5 years old on or before August 1st of the school year.

  • Cut-off age: for admission for any KILBIL level: 10 years or younger before August 1st of the school year.
  • No direct admission to BMM level unless a student is transferring from another BMM school.
  • Class grades are assigned based on student’s age and level of understanding.

See the table below for education grades, what they learn, and understand every grade level and expected minimum age.

Grade

Pre-requisite

Reading, Writing, Conversation

Recommended Age

Kilbil 1

Interest in learning Marathi 

Numbers 1-10, Swar (All)

Introduction to: Colors, Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables, Birds, Animals, Tastes, Day, Time, Shapes, Body Parts, Family

2 Prayers, 2-4 Poems, 2-3 stories

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

5

Kilbil 2

Kilbil 1

Numbers 1-20, Swar, Vyanjan : क ते न

Colors, Food/Jevan, Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables, Birds, Animals, Tastes, Day, Time, Shapes, Body Parts, Family

Introduction to:  Few Marathi Festivals, Water, and related things

2 Prayers, 2-4 Poems, 2-5 stories, Show & Tell

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

6

Kilbil 3

Kilbil 2

Numbers 1-30, Swar, Varnamala Full, Barakhadi Introduction,

Tastes, Days of the Week, Date Chitravarnan, show & Tell, Time, Body Parts, Family, Introduction to All Marathi Festivals, Introduction to Directions, Roles in Society: Farmer, Solder, Teacher, Police, Mailman, Doctor

2 Prayers, 2-4 Poems, 2-5 stories, Show & Tell

Conversation: 3-4 Sentences

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

7

BMM 1

Kilbil 3

Numbers 1-50, Varnamala (alphabets) Barakhadi

Expert Level: Body Parts, Colors, Clock (1-12), Animals, Birds, Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Myself, My House, Days of the Week

2 Prayers, 2-4 Poems, 2-5 stories, Manache Shlok 1-2, Comprehension of Taught Poem, Chitravarnan, Show & Tell

Diwali, Shivaji MaharajChitravarnan

Conversation: 4-5 Sentences

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

8

BMM 2

BMM 1

Numbers 1-100, Ordinal Numbers, Maths, Jodakshare & Sandhiphod (Intro)

Noun, Pronoun, Singular-Plural, Gender, Verb, Prepositions,

Kaalgananaa (Hours, Day, time, week, Month, Year), Animal/Birds Body Parts, Tastes (5), Marathi Months

School, Garden, Sky, Water, Land (10 Vocabulary words on above topics)

Close Relatives, School

Ganapati Festival, Ramayan, Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi

Introduction to : Maharashtra, India (Landscape – Mountains, Seas)

2 Prayers, 2-4 Poems, Manache Shlok 1-4, 2-5 stories with Moral, 2-4 Poems, Manache Shlok 1-4, Comprehension of Taught Poem, Chitravarnan

Conversation: 5-6 Sentences

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

9

BMM 3

BMM 2

Numbers 1-1000, Maths, Jodakshare, Sandhiphod, Anuswar, Samuhvachak shabda, Vakyarachana, Adjectives, Possessive Nouns, Singular-Plural, Gender, Conjunctions, Letter Wring,

Seasons, Hues of Colors, 8 Directions, Water, Land, Family Tree (Mame, Mawas, Atye, mame Bhavande (all cousins), Niece, Nephew, Sister-In-law…etc)

Introduction to : Maharashtra, India - Maps, Rivers, Maharshtra Regions & Main Cities

Gudhi Padwa, Ramayan, Zashichi Rani, Mahatma Phule

2-4 Poems, Manache Shlok 1-8, Comprehension of Extra Poem, Chitravarnan

Conversation: 7-8 Sentences

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

10

BMM 4

BMM 3

Numbers 1-10000, Maths, Jod-Shabda, Kriya Visheshan, Vakyarachana, Kevalprayogi Avyay, Kaal (Tense), Apposite Words,  

Solar System, Vehicles/Transportation, Food, , Earth, Water Cycle,

Letter Wring, News Writing,

Introduction to : Maharashtra, India -

Sankrant, Gokulashtami, Mahabharat, Veer Savarkar, Samarth Ramdaas

2-4 Poems, Manache Shlok 1-10, Comprehension of Extra Poem, Chitravarnan

Conversation: 8-10 Sentences

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

11

BMM 5

BMM 4

Numbers 1-100000, Jodakshare Expert Level, Mhani (Sayings), Phrases, Essay Writing, Synonyms, Vibhakti Pratyay,

Arts-Crafts and Sports of India

Sant Dnyaneshwar, Sant Tukaram, Ravindranath Tagore

3-4 Poems, Pasaydaan, 1 Aarti

Conversation: 10-12 Sentences

Level appropriate Reading and Listening Comprehension

12

REFUND POLICY

Fees: $300.00 (Yearly) / $325 (Yearly for late-Registration)

Scenario (Written Notice Received) – Refund

Up to 30 days prior to new academic year’s first day of school – Full Refund

29 – 1 day prior to new academic year’s first day of school – Fees Minus $50

After the start of new academic year’s first day of school – No Refund

Important Note:  Please do not register for admission if your student is not 5 years old on or before August 1st, 2021.
You can sign up above for the waitlist instead.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

The  “Atlanta Marathi Shala 2022-23 Enrollment Form” is no longer accepting responses as the Registration for 2022-23 is CLOSED for now.

If you have any questions, please send an email inquiry to Shala Administrator.  (administrator@atlantamarathishala.org)