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Bala Vihar classes are held each Sunday in parallel with the adult study group, from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM.  Families assemble in the school starting @ 9:15.  The program starts @ 9:30 and for the first 30 minutes the children and adults jointly recite prayers, sing Bhajanas, and listen to stories before dispersing to their respective classrooms from 10:00AM-11:40AM.  Adults disperse to their own moderated study group.  Each grade from Pre-K to Grade 12 has a dedicated teaching staff made up of a teacher, a co-teacher and a versatile Balavihar support staff.  The adult study group has a moderator and co-moderator.  Once a month,  we have satsang with our Acharya, Swami Shantananda.

From 11:45AM-12:30PM, we offer a variety of language classes for children and adults. In addition to Balavihar, we offer children an opportunity express their musical talents with Chinmaya Swaranjali @ BBNJ.  The Swaranjali group is an extracurricular activity where children get together for practice on Friday evenings and have many opportunities to perform throughout the year.

In summary: In Balavihar, the rich cultural heritage of India, including its teachings on moral values, is taught to children and youth at different levels, using the medium of stories, drama, arts and crafts, and discussion. Children are also taught popular Bhajans, Slokas, Bhagavad Geeta Chanting, optional language lessons and youth Chorus Groups "SWARANJALI". Classes are organized by children's age, catering to a specific age group.