About BKM
Sugar Land Tamil School

BKM Tamil School, Sugar Land Branch was established in 2005 to offer Tamil Language Education to the Children living in Sugar Land, Stafford, Missouri City and Richmond Locations. During our first year, we introduced Basic level class at Fort Bend County Library – Eldridge parkway location in Sugar Land with 15+ students. During 2005-06 academic year, we moved to a permanent facility at Sweetwater Christian Church, 4141 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land. Tamil Language Education program grew significantly this year with an enrollment of 30 + students and 4 different classes (Level1, Level2, level3 and Level 4). During the 2006-2007 academic year, we offered Level 5 class to 10+ students. We adopted the teaching materials from Tamilnadu Government (Textbook), Singapore (TextBook) and Malaysia (Exercise book) for Level 5 curriculum.

We prepared our own books for various class levels (Level1 through level 5) for the academic years 2008-2012. Since 2012, we have adopted the standardized syllabus from American Tamil Academy and International Tamil Academy for Mazhalai, Basic 1, Basic 2, Level 2, Level3, Level4, Level 5, Level 6 and Level 7 classes. We introduced Language enrichment classes for the returning high school students in 2010. We provided an opportunity for the high school students to volunteer at Tamil School as teaching assistants. High school Students get credit for voluntary hour requirements at their respective schools and an opportunity to enrich their Tamil language skills. This program is successful till to date. BKM Sugar Land Tamil School played a Significant role in BKM‘s Bharathiyar Day celebration on December 12th 2009 at Katy. We introduced a separate Conversational Tamil Class during 2014-15 academic years and integrated into the class curriculum for the subsequent years.

During 2019-20 academic year, we offered Level 8 Class to 4 students with the objective of preparing them for Tamil Language Certification Exams conducted at Tamil Virtual University, University of Pennsylvania and other agencies. The school’s primary activities revolve around our weekly classes, which are held on Saturdays from 2:30- 4: 30 P.M. In addition, our volunteers also organize, promote activities and events that provide the students with a forum to demonstrate and show case their in-class learning at BKM , TNF(Tamil Nadu Foundation) and FetNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) events. BKM Sugar Land Tamil School saw steady growth since its inception in 2005 and had an enrollment of 100+ students during the later years. In terms of Student Strength, experienced teachers, Class offerings and successful implementation of Teaching Assistants program, Sugar Land Center is serving as the Premier Model School for other BKM Tamil School Branches.

School
Contact

Coordinator:

Kumaran Sivaprakasam
Phone : 281-513-7800

Assisting Coordinator:

Ranga Pandurangan
Phone : 281-203-4551

School
Location

Address: Sweetwater Christian Church, DOC,
4141, Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land TX 77479

Email:
principal.sl@bkmhouston.org

Class Day / Timing:
Saturday 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM

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