President’s Corner

Mission Statement

To promote Nepalese culture and values.

To advocate for human rights, freedom and peace.
To serve fellow human beings.

Atlanta Nepali School

The goal of the Atlanta Nepali School is to promote Nepalese culture and heritage in the Nepalese community in Atlanta. School curriculum includes instruction in reading, writing, and verbal communication in Nepali as well as cultural education for all ages. We believe that improving our community’s knowledge and understanding of Nepali culture will help to keep our customs and traditions alive in the US.

School Address and Phone number:
CPACS Center
3510 Shallowford Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Classes
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Nepali lesson and cultural presentation
11:30 – 12:30 AM – Dance lesson followed by snacks.
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Adult Dance Lesson (Aerobics class / Nepali Dance)

Cultural presentation + Snacks 11:20 – 11:30 AM
Adult Dance Lesson 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Kids Dance Lesson 11:30 – 12:30 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

Why attend the Nepali School?
As Nepali expatriates in Atlanta, many of us have recognized a need for our children to connect to their roots and culture. At the Nepali School we will focus on education that will impart to our children a greater knowledge and appreciation of their cultural heritage and language.

What is the school schedule?
Classes will be scheduled for 45 minutes. Following each class, there will be presentation about Nepalese festivals and culture, snacks and refreshments. We will end the day with dance lessons for the children.

What is the nature of the course and the curriculum?
Our main goal is teaching the kids to read and write the Nepali language. However, we will have a balanced mix of lectures, discussions, short assignments, and fun activities like dance & music, traditional games, learning rhymes, etc. In the future, depending on demand and availability of volunteer teachers, we will expand our curriculum to traditional Nepali cooking, Nepali musical instruments, etc.

What type of classes do you have?
In Nepali School we teach reading and writing. There will be presentations by the students to cover Nepali festivals etc which will also broaden their cultural view of Nepal.
Dance Choreographer Deepak Gajmer will be there in the dance room to get your groove on with the popular Nepali dances.

Will snacks and refreshments be provided to the kids?
We would definitely like to provide refreshments. But please note that our minimum fee will not cover this cost. However, since this is a community effort, we plan on parents volunteering each week for snack duty.

Is there a place for parents to stay while the classes are in session?
During the course of the session parents can remain within the facility, however we will not have parents in the study area unless they are volunteering with the teaching. This is to cut back on the distraction to the children.

Who do I contact if I need more information?
For more information, contact Sangita Dongol, e-mail: SangitaDongol@gmail.com
Sushma Shrestha, e-mail: eSushma.Shrestha@hotmail.com

Driving Direction to CPACS Community Center

From South Georgia
Head North on I-85
Take Exit 95, the I-285 exit (spaghetti junction)
Stay towards the left
Head toward I-285 West
Get off on Buford Highway exit
Turn left onto Buford Highway (1 mile)
Turn sharp right onto Shallowford Rd NE (450 feet)
CPACS is on the left side.

From North Georgia
Head South on I-85
Take Exit 95, the I-285 exit (spaghetti junction)
Stay towards the right
Head toward I-285 West
Get off on Buford Highway exit
Turn left onto Buford Highway (1 mile)
Turn sharp right onto Shallowford Rd NE (450 feet)
CPACS is on the left side.

From West / East Georgia
From 285 East or West, take exit 32, Buford Hwy.
Go South on Buford Hwy (from East and West)
Turn left onto Buford Highway (1 mile)
Turn sharp right onto Shallowford Rd NE (450 feet)
CPACS is on the left side.