About 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.

Purpose

To teach the Tamil language and to promote Tamil culture.

Mission

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.

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

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

Please click on the “ATS By-law” link to know about out return policy.

Please click on the “Financials” link to know about out return policy.

Goals

  • 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 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.

Activities For Children

Annual Day

Diwali

Pongal

Christmas

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2002-2003

Number of Students – 5

Number of Volunteers – 2

2003-2004

Number of Students – 5

Number of Volunteers – 2

2004-2005

Number of Students – 20

Number of Volunteers – 2

2005-2006

Number of Students – 23

Number of Volunteers – 3

2006-2007

Number of Students – 13

Number of Volunteers – 3

2007-2008

Number of Students – 28

Number of Volunteers – 6

2008-2009

Number of Students – 48

Number of Volunteers -11

2009-2010

Number of Students – 100

Number of Volunteers -26

2010-2011

Number of Students – 170

Number of Volunteers -40

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2011-2012

Number of Students – 209

Number of Volunteers – 50

2012-2013

Number of Students – 309

Number of Volunteers – 80

2013-2014

Number of Students – 405

Number of Volunteers – 100+

2014-2015

Number of Students – 503

Number of Volunteers – 100+

2015-2016

Number of Students – 605

Number of Volunteers – 100+

2016-2017

Number of Students – 710

Number of Volunteers – 100+

2017-2018

Number of Students – 820

Number of Volunteers – 100+

2018-2019

Number of Students – 900

Number of Volunteers – 200+

2019-2020

Number of Students – 900

Number of Volunteers – 200+

2020-2021

Number of Students – 912

Number of Volunteers – 200+

Affiliated to International Tamil Academy

Accredited by “The Georgia Accrediting Commission”

Approver test Center for “Seal of Bi-literacy” Test in Tamil by Avant

Contact

Piney Grove Middle School, 8135 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041
Every Sunday - 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM