Welcome to Houston Maharashtra Mandal's Marathi Shala


Namaskar Mandali,

Our new 2019/20 Marathi Shala year resumes the weekend after your local ISD starts. All classes will be on Sunday. You can register your child and pay fees as well as find additional Shala information here. Please pay your fees first, and then fill out the form.

Non-members can purchase HMM membership by following this link.

There is a Shala fee discount for members ($80 vs $100), and in order to take advantage of this discount, you must FIRST play your HMM annual membership fee, after which you be able to see the $20 discount.

In 2018/19 we had approximately 90 students this year in our four branches, with 20 students appearing for the BMM exams. Come join us as we endeavor to instill the love of our language and culture in the next generation!

We're looking for volunteers to teach and assist our teachers too! You don't have to have kids in the school to help out. Please contact hmmmarathishala@gmail.com with any questions.

Milind Phadke

Principal, HMM Marathi Shala

Namaskar Shala coordinators and teachers,

Hope you are enjoying the summer holidays. We always had planned a long term phase to teach Marathi for students who are in grade 9 and up. We have formalized the online Marathi language learning program to teach Marathi for students grade 9 and up. We will plan the conversational Marathi courses in near future (Basic - Advance).

In USA, The local district school board may and/or shall accept the process of acquiring two Marathi language credits as a foreign language by means of accreditation process and/or under the seal of bi literacy. Please consult with your own local district school board. In Canada, the credits are offered under high school International Language program (grade 9-12). Marathi class can be conducted under international language.

I am excited to announce that BMM Marathi Shala launched ONLINE MARATHI COURSES FOR GRADE 9 AND UP STUDENTS in USA and CANADA. We offer BMM Marathi Shala curriculum Level 1- Level 5 courses in 36 sessions, 3 semesters during one academic year (Sept.-June). Please note the prerequisite and eligibility requirements. We have retained Black Board virtual class room platform where interactive learning takes place. Please visit this site to register for the classes. For more information please follow this link

PLEASE NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGE FOR OUR REGULAR BMM MARATHI SHALA. (JK-Grade 8) 1 The above online new program will not have any impact and/or will not change regular BMM Marathi Shala for JK -- Grade 8 students, Shala coordinators and teachers. There is no change for syllabus, BMM BV exams, all processes and certificates. Students who passed Level 5 under regular BMM Marathi Shala still has to follow with local district school board about acquiring two high school credits for Marathi language.

Online Marathi Shala (Grade 9 and up students) is a pilot project. We request you to help and inform your family and friends about the new program to all interested students at large. BMM Shala team welcomes BMM EC newly elected committee members. राखी पौर्णिमा, नारळी पौर्णिमा आणि भारताच्या स्वातंत्र्यदिना निमित्त हार्दिक शुभेच्छा !

Thank you. With warm regards

Sunanda