ATS – Alpharetta Tamil School.

Welcome to ATS – Alpharetta Tamil School. ATS is a language teaching school to teach Tamil language and to promote Tamil culture. ATS is following International Tamil Academy(ITA) syllabus.

The school is accredited by “Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC)“. 

Graduating students can earn one high school credit at any high school in Forsyth County. 

To teach the Tamil language and to promote Tamil culture.

To provide Tamil education in a very professional setting and in a positive environment. In addition to teaching the Tamil language, our mission is to provide opportunities to learn and participate in events related to the rich Tamil culture and arts.


  • Teaching the Tamil language to children, youth, and adults in a school setting.
  • Making the students to read, write and converse in Tamil at the intermediate proficiency level.
  • Providing an opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of Tamil.
  • Creating a pathway to earn an academic language credit for learning Tamil.
  • Enable children to speak fluently in Tamil.
  • Help children to read and write well in Tamil.
  • Ensure that our Tamil language and Tamil culture pass on to successive generations.
  • Learn Tamil culture along with the language.

School Admin Team:

This the list of people in the School’s Administration Team.

Teachers And Class Rooms

Please see this page for the list of teachers and classrooms for the current academic year.


Here are the policies we adhere to.

1. Conflicts of Interest:

Please click on the “Conflicts of Interest PDF” to read about the School’s policy.

2. Non-Discrimination Policy:

At Alpharetta Tamil School, we welcome everyone. The school does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

3. ATS Fees Refund Policy:

Please click on the “ATS Fees Refund Policy” link to know about out return policy.

School History:

ATS was started as a Chinmaya mission of Alpharetta’s Language enrichment program in 2002. Ms.Sundari Kumar and Ms.Radhika Valmiki coordinated with Balvihar and started the Tamil language class as one of Balvihar’s enrichment program at Kids R Kids in year 2002-2003. There were only 5 kids when they started this program. Ms.Narmadha and Mr.Kuppusamy joined this program little later and helped to enrich this program.

This program was using both Singapore and Tamil Nadu syllabus till 2008 academic year. In year 2009, we started following the syllabus of International Tamil Academy.

To Ensure that our Tamil language and Tamil culture pass on to successive generations,
ATS celebrates the following festivals.

  • Deepavali
  • Children’s day
  • Pongal
  • Christmas
  • Tamil New Year
  • Annual Day


Year Number of Students Number of Volunteers Location
2002-2003 5 2
Ms.Sundari Kumar
Ms.Radhika Valmiki
Kids R Kids
3455 Webb Bridge Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30005.
2003-2004 5 2
Ms.Sundari Kumar
Ms.Radhika Valmiki
-same as above-
2004-2005 20 2
Ms.Sundari Kumar
Ms.Radhika Valmiki
-same as above-
2005-2006 23 3
Ms.Sundari Kumar
-same as above-
2006-2007 13 3
Ms.Sundari Kumar
-same as above-
2007-2008 28 6 volunteers
Ms.Nandhini Thiru,
Ms.Mangala Srinivasan,
Ms.Aras Kannu,
Ms.Sundari Kumar,
Ms.Geetha Velappan,
Ms.Chitra Sundaram
South Forsyth Middle School,
4670 Windermere Pkwy,
Cumming GA 30041.
2008-2009 41 11 volunteers
Ms.Geetha Velappan,
Ms.Aparna Baskar,
Ms.Nandhini Thiru,
Ms.Chithra Sundaram,
Mr.Aras Kannu,
Ms.Narmada Jegannathan,
Ms.Mangala Iyer,
Mr.Raja Venugopal,
Ms.Sundari Kumar
-same as above-
2009-2010 100 26 -same as above-
2010-2011 170 40 -same as above-
2011-2012 209 50 Piney Grove Middle School,
8135 Majors Rd,
Cumming GA 30041.
2012-2013 309 80 -same as above-
2013-2014 415 100+ -same as above-
2014-2015 503 100+ -same as above-
2015-2016 605 100+ -same as above-
2016-2017 710 100+ -same as above-
2017-2018 820 100+ -same as above-
2018-2019 900 200+ -same as above-

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