Bala Vihar Activities2021-04-05T13:28:55-04:00

Registration is will open soon for the 2021-22 school year!

We are very pleased to offer our Shishu Vihar program during both our Sunday Bala Vihar sessions, starting from the 2020-21 school year. Shishu Vihar is an early introduction to spiritual education for 3-year olds and their parents! Classes follow a structure where children learn through song, stories, prayers, arts and crafts, appropriate to their age and development.

Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit – Swami Chinmayananda


Children are the major focus at Chinmaya Mission Boston. The goal of the Bala Vihar program is to “wake up the sleeping giant” within and inspire them to reach their maximum potential. This is achieved by imparting a value-based education through a specially designed, age appropriate curriculum that has been carefully developed by expert Chinmaya Acharyas. Through inspiring stories, projects, role-playing, and songs, a child’s mind is awakened to the higher. “Why We Do What We Do” is a recurring theme throughout the curriculum.
The children are taught by a team of specially trained and dedicated volunteer teachers.

The curriculum designed for each grade level (from pre-school to Grade 12) covers a wide range of topics such as:

TopicGrade Level
Shishu ViharPre-School
One God, Many Forms; We Can, We Must!Pre-K
Alphabet Safari - a safari of values
Bala Ramayana
Grade 1
Sri Hanuman, the Super Superman!
Grade 2
Bala Bhagavatam -
Grade 3
Krishna Krishna Everywhere & My 24 Gurus
Grade 4
Symbolism in Hinduism
Grade 5
India, the Sacred LandGrade 6
P.O. Box Mr. God & Keys to Success Grade 7
Yato Dharmah Tato Jayah! (Where there is Dharma, there is Victory) Grade 8
Hindu CultureGrade 9
Gita for MeGrade 10 & 11
Self-UnfoldmentGrade 12
Teenagers in high school transition to an introduction to Hindu Culture where the foundation is laid for studying the Bhagavad Gita and other texts. The classes provide a forum to discuss, debate and understand the wisdom in the Gita and designed to stimulate independent thinking and increase the awareness of the inherent potential within each individual.
High school students are encouraged to volunteer in community and social service activities with the goal of preparing today’s youth to be responsible and successful adults of tomorrow.

Bala Vihar Registration
Bala Vihar Calendar (2020-2021)
Language Curriculum


Andover, MA :
Where: Chinmaya Mission Boston, 1 Union Street, Andover, MA.
When: Sundays during school year.
AM Session9:00 - 10:25AMBalavihar PreK-Gr 12
Adult Satsang
Language Classes
10:40 - 11:40AMHindi, Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu
PM Session11:50AM - 1:15PMBalavihar PreK-Gr 12
Adult Satsang
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