- Shala will be CLOSED on April 1st, 2018 for spring Break holiday !!!
DeSana Middle School
- For prospective new students Online Wait-List Form is now available.
The Atlanta Marathi Shala (AMS) is a diligently run educational institution, solely controlled and operated by a group of devoted volunteers. The primary objective of AMS is to instill our rich Maharashtrian culture, values and heritage in the hearts of the burgeoning marathi diaspora. With a current strength of about 110 students, and steadily growing, this institution is proving to be an exemplary Non-profit Organization with commendable success in the field of Marathi language education. Since August 2011, AMS has been operating under the Maharashtra Mandal of Atlanta (MMA) umbrella. Established in the academic year of 2009-2010, AMS has expanded to a total of 16 classrooms distributed across 2 convenient locations.
Mission/Rationale Statement : The School aims to serve the need of the Marathi speaking community in the Metro Atlanta area by providing Marathi language education and introducing students to the culture of the State of Maharashtra, India.
Written Statement of Educational Goals : To provide an age appropriate multi-year curriculum designed by an accredited educational institution for students to achieve tested reading, writing and speaking proficiency in Marathi language.
Brief description of program including course offerings: The program offers Marathi language education to children. The program also introduces students to Marathi culture through group cultural activities. The curriculum is designed for children growing up in North America. Students can take 5 levels of proficiency tests over the years to complete the program.
The school will primarily serve the Marathi speaking community in the Metro Atlanta region. Students will typically be US Citizens by birth (school grades K-12) and/or resident aliens, whose parent/s normally speak some Marathi at home. The school provides a formal course for the students to achieve proficiency in written, reading and spoken Marathi.