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Tamil Education
A language - that is so ancient that its words form roots for words in other world-languages; whose grammar was set up thousands of years ago and has withstood Time and impacts of other world-languages - should be taught, shared and spread. GATS has committed itself for decades to Tamil Education. Thanks to its committed teams of volunteer teachers and school-administrators, GATS has several schools around metro-Atlanta. We have hundreds of native and local-born Tamil students - aged from 4 to 30, trusting us for years, to learn Tamil. Hundreds of volunteer teachers - who are all native Tamil speakers and college-degree holders - teach these students, thus keeping the class-size small.

What Do We Teach And How:

We follow California Tamil Academy(CTA)'s Syllabus. Established syllabi for each school year are taught to students from Pre-school to Grade 7, Level 1, 2, 3, 4 (for Middle and High-school students, to earn a credit for World language in their respective schools). The syllabus, weekly homework, participation and grading are all maintained through CTA's website with protected logins for administrators, teachers and parents. Our students participate in several school projects, Annual day and other celebrations, thus learning the language and the culture.

GATS Tamil schools are accredited by Georgia Accrediting Commission, as EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES WITH SPECIAL PURPOSES.

GAC has strict guidelines in accrediting these Educational agencies.

Our Commitment:

Our local Tamil community has wholeheartedly supported our commitment to Tamil Education. We are seen exploding growth in the number of students in our Tamil schools - over 600 in 2012-2013. GATS Executive Committee and Board of Directors have historically committed themselves to Tamil Education. GATS and its schools have committed to working together with financial support from GATS in need, in order to provide ongoing support and endorsement of our Tamil Schools.

Our Schools :

I. School Name:Bharathi Tamil School - Riverdale

School Location: Hindu Temple of Atlanta
5851 Highway 85 Riverdale GA-30274
School hours: Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Princpal: Dr.Kalai Parthiban
Mrs.Valli Sundaram
For details please contact
Dr.Kalai email: btsprincipal1@gmail.com

II. School Name: GATS - Alpharetta Tamil School

Website: http://alpharettatamilschool.org
School Location: Piney Grove Middle School
8135 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041
School hours: Every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Princpal: Ms.Sundari Kumar
Vice Princpal: Raja VenuGopal
For details please contact
contact@alpharettatamilschool.org (770-446-0660)
For updated information, please check the above school website.

III. School Name:GATS-Lilburn Tamil School

Website: http://lilburntamilschool.org
School Location: Duluth High School
3737 Brock Rd NW, Duluth, GA, 30096
School hours: Every Friday, 7:25 PM to 8:45 PM.
Princpal: Dr. Ravi Palaniappan
Vice Princpal: Kavitha Kumaresan
For details please contact
Ravi Palanippan at raviclri@hotmail.com (678-799-1212)
or Kavitha Kumaresan at kavithakavin@yahoo.co.in (678-773-9868).

IV. School Name:GATS - Marietta Tamil School (MTS)

Website: http://www.mariettatamilschool.org
School Location: HighTower Trail Middle School
3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd. Marietta, GA 30062
School hours: Every Friday 7pm - 8:30pm.
Princpal: Muralidaran Sundaresan
Vice Princpal: Nirmala Ayyalu & Kannan Rajappa
For details please contact
(859) GATS-MTS
mts.principal@gmail.com or contact-mts@googlegroups.com

V. School Name: Tamil Arivu Kalai Koodam

School Location: Columbus Hindu Temple
2601 Double Churches Road Columbus, GA 31909
School hours: Every Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.
Princpal: valign=topRavi Muthusamy
Vice Princpal: Senthilnathan Muthuram
For details please contact

GATS Center For American Tamils:

A first step for Glorious Tamil Culture for All

Why are we teaching Tamil

  • Tamil is the basis for Tamil Culture
  • Our Children have to interact with people back in Home
  • Good for Creativity and brain Development to know more language
  • Above all Tamils is our Mother Tongue

For details, please contact: contact@gatamilsangam.org


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