Senior KG: Alphabet Safari We know that ‘A is for Apple’ and ‘B is for Boy,’ but in Bala Vihar, “A is for Aspiration, B is for Brotherhood,” and so on. Simple, but fundamental, values are taught and emphasized. The children are introduced to the wonder of Vedanta in an age-appropriate manner through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations.
Grade 1: Bala Ramayana Children track the path of Lord Rama from childhood, culminating in his coronation. How are the brothers different? What attracts Vibhishana to Lord Rama? Why is Hanuman Ji the greatest devotee, and how can we be like him? The children will amaze you with their deep appreciation of the Lord’s glories and perfect values.
Grade 2: Shri Hanuman Students are given the gift of the best superhero role model in their life: Hanumanji! They will develop a deep appreciation for values like courage, strength, fearlessness, alertness, eloquence, love, devotion, discipline and service, how to use strengths intelligently and how to overcome obstacles — the hallmarks of Shri Hanuman, and the vitamins that make our mental backbone straight and strong!
Grade 3: Bala Bhagavatam Bala Bhagavatam guides young minds through the stories of Lord Vishnu. They learn to own up to their actions and to ask for what they need and not what they always want. Even at this young age, the content from this class teaches the children what is meant by Dharma and how we can all live responsibly and meet our potential.
Grade 4: My 24 Gurus Lord Dattatreya who holds the secret of happiness, declares: "I am happy because of what I am, not because of what I have." This is a great lesson we all need to learn. How do we learn? “To succeed, one needs a coach,” and once the value of the coach is established, we automatically learn from everyone and everything. Thus, children learn to develop reverence for teachers throughout nature and all around, and build a noble character.
Grade 5: Symbolism in Hinduism What is a symbol? Why have them? Why does Lord Ganesh travel on a mouse? Why does Lord Shiva have Gangaji flowing from His hair? Our scriptures are filled with hidden gems of knowledge, and these treasures are unlocked as children explore the deeper meaning behind all that they see in Hinduism. All these symbols are of the One Lord who pervades all and teaches us to live a life of harmony, fulfillment, and happiness.
Grade 6: P.O.Box Mr God Where does God reside? What is His address? What are His qualifications? This curriculum, based on Sri Tulsidasji’s Ramacaritamanasa, teaches that His best abode is in the hearts of noble people, and how we must live our lives to find Him. Through beautiful activities and discussions, the children develop devotion born of knowledge, and will be able to answer the fundamental question that we all ask – Where is God? In answering this question, the children also learn to begin to answer another common question – Who am I? India, The sacred land Students will be energized with the rich heritage of India, through an understanding of history, spiritual culture, our treasure, our saints and sages, and what India stands for. We will also explore India’s contribution to the world of science. They will discover why India is a sacred land and will develop reverence for this glorious heritage.
Grade 7: Gems of Life – Why should I live by discipline? I am a free person. Can I not do what I like? Why should I live by virtues? Why should I follow the rules of life? Through values highlighted in Chapter 12 of Bhagavad Gita, students will explore answers to these questions, and be inspired to live up to those 35 qualities that guarantee happiness and contentment in life! Key to Success – Students will be challenged to learn to achieve success in the world by living a life rich in values over valuables! This curriculum based on Sri Tulsidasji’s famous Vibhishana Gita inspires us to build for ourselves a chariot of dharma which will empower us to face any challenges, and to discover how a disciplined mind enjoys the happiness and peace we are all seeking!