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SAT - ACT Classes

Our classes run under a 13-week program. We hold 3-hour sessions every Sunday (except on Thanksgiving weekend) that are divided equally between Math and English.  The tutors are very experienced and have many years of experience in guiding high school students achieve higher scores in both SAT and ACT.

Dates: Sept - Dec
Age: High Schoolers
Shan K. (630) 512-1028; Maulin M. (570)-716-8144

The 2024 session is scheduled to begin in mid-September, with class registration opening in June 2024. Stay tuned for further details and updates.

SAT-ACT Classes 2024 Fall - Online-1



Indian Language Classes 2023-24 - Online (1)

Language Classes (Hindi / Tamil / Telugu)

Do you wish that your kids knew our language better to preserve our culture? Here is an opportunity to learn to read, write and speak an Indian language of your choice - Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu in a methodical way!
Dates: Sept - May 
Age: 5+ years
Fees: $50/child
Contacts: (Hindi), (Tamil), or (Telugu)

Dhwani Music Classes

Learn devotional bhajans and kirtans during the Bala Vihar school year.

Dates: Sep - Jun
Age: 5+ years
Fees: $50/person
Contacts: Pramila Bhatia (, Jayanthy Jayanth(, Shilpa Ramprasad(
Dhwani 2023-24 - Online


Bhagavad Gita Chanting 2023-24 - Online

Gita Chanting Classes (No Fee)

The regular chanting of the Gita helps children with concentration, discipline, time management, responsibility, public speaking finesse, comprehension, and deliberation.

Dates: Sep - Jun
Age: All
Fees: None
Contacts: Vinita Hulyalkar 847-769-2312, Sukanya Natarajan 224-637-5374,  Archana Anant 847-207-2055

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 860 2335 1735
Passcode: 849743



Stuti Vandana (Prayers) Program (No Fee)

'Stuti' in Sanskrit means glorification. Stuti Vandana contains a collection of hymns selected from our ancient scriptures glorifying the Lord. These sacred hymns, also called as 'Stuti-s', when chanted with faith, sincerity and dedication, have the potential to purify our minds and instill in them wholehearted devotion for God.

Dates: Sep - Jun
Age: PreKG - 12th grade
Fees: None
Contacts: Hemalatha Sullia (847-219-6591 or
Stuti Vandana 2023-24


Presidents Service Award 2023-24

President's Service Award for High Schoolers

Chinmaya Mission Yamunotri is approved as an official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award!  We will begin with awarding this award to our High Schoolers who are registered in Bala Vihar.  

Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning selfless service, and perhaps considered the most important part of any spiritual practice. It lies at the heart of the path of karma yoga—selfless action—and asks us to serve others with no expectation of outcome.  This award is a small recognition for our exceptional volunteers working with the sevabhav (feeling of selfless service).  

Dates: Sep - Aug
Age: High Schoolers
Fees: None
Contacts: Rupa  Amara (847-331-5527); Rajul Bhalala (847-302-2383)



Summer Camp

Summer camps are fun-filled opportunities for concentrated capsules of spiritual and secular learning for children. With so much to offer, every child will learn something to carry forward into the rest of their lives including friendships. The experience from the summer camp could leave an indelible impression on our children.  
2024 Theme: Krishna stories from Bhagavatam
Dates: June 10 to 22, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (early drop-off and late pick-up available)
Age: 5+ years
Fees: $550/child (2 weeks); $350 (1 week). Additional discounts available - see the flyer
Activities: Spiritual values, sports, arts and crafts, chess, STEM classes, yoga, gardening, and more...
Summer Camp  2024