Welcome to Houston Maharashtra Mandal's Marathi Shala

Brihan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM) of North America initiated the “Marathi Shala” (Marathi School) project with a passion and commitment to teach Marathi language and culture to the next generation. Since 1970, many Marathi Mandals were formed in various locations in North America. Many Mandals run Marathi schools based on the BMM Marathi Shala Curriculum.

HMM Marathi Shala is a division of the parent organisation -Houston Maharashtra Mandal. HMM is a non profit organization registered under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act of September 2, 1980. Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) in collaboration with BMM opened a Marathi Shala in the Houston Area on 13 October 2013. The Marathi Shala is operated from three centers across the Houston area, namely, Cypress, Katy, and Sugarland.

HMM Marathi Shala is founded with the purpose of protecting and preserving the Marathi language. It is a non-profit school affiliated to HMM and is run solely by volunteers. The aim is to empower children with the ability to communicate (read, write and speak) in Marathi and also expose them to the rich culture of the state of Maharashtra where it originates.

As of October 2013, 36 students ranging from ages 5 years to 18 years have enrolled at these centers. There are 10 volunteer teachers who are dedicated to achieving the purpose of the Marathi Shala. In addition to the regular curriculum the students participate in performances held at the end of every semester thus giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent and newly acquired language skills. The school operates in accordance with the local school district calendar. For more information, please contact us at: principal@hmmmarathishala.org