What curriculum does Acton Tamil School follow?
Acton Tamil School follows International Tamil Academy’s curriculum. ITA was previously known as California Tamil Academy (CTA). More information can be found on their website - https://www.catamilacademy.org/
When do classes begin at Acton Tamil School?
Classes at Acton Tamil School begin in September for every academic year (Sep 10th 2023 for this year).
What day/time are the classes offered at Acton Tamil School?
Classes at Acton Tamil School are offered on Sundays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Will there be classes offered on any day other than Sunday?
Currently, classes are offered only on Sundays at 11:00 AM.
When can I register my child to Acton Tamil School?
Registration for all (both new & currently enrolled) students usually opens up in May End/June Beginning for the upcoming academic year.
Registration is currently open for 2023-24. Please register here.
From what age can my child attend Acton Tamil School?
Children should have completed 3 years of age as of 31st August to join for the upcoming Academic year.
Can kids from other towns join Acton Tamil School?
Yes! Children from other towns/counties are welcome to Acton Tamil School.
Where are classes held?
Acton Tamil School classes will be held at Acton Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Rd, Acton, MA 01720. This is a great campus with ample classrooms and parking spaces for our Tamil school to grow into a thriving community in the future! We have remote spoken classes.
We conduct online classes if there are issues like Covid-19 or snow days. We will promptly communicate to the parents when there is a change.
Is there any tuition for Acton Tamil School?
Acton Tamil School has an annual tuition of $225 per student due upon registration. Click the link to pay
What do the school tuition covers?
The annual tuition covers the campus rental fee, ITA web portal, student textbooks, exercise / activity books & handwriting books, classroom supplies and administrative expenses. Please note that all teachers and administrative staff of Acton Tamil School are volunteers only and are not paid from the school for any of their services rendered.
Can we cancel a registration?
Yes, you can cancel your registration before the school year starts in September. Any fees paid will be refunded back to you (after deducting appropriate processing fee).
Who are the teachers in Acton Tamil School?
We have experienced teachers who volunteer to teach at Acton Tamil School. Almost all of them are ATS parents with a passion for teaching Tamil. If you are interested in volunteering as a teacher, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 978-393-1772.
Do you offer classes for kids at different grades?
We offer classes from Preschool to Grade 12. Children can start at any age.
If my child joins, what ATS grade will he/she be in?
New student assessment will be done prior to the start of every academic year in September and children will be assigned appropriately in grades. This is to avoid redundant learning and to ensure continued development of their linguistic skills to thrive. In particular, if your child has completed a certain level in CTA (California Tamil Academy), we will follow CTA practice and conduct a quick student assessment to assign the student to the right level.
Do you take beginners if they are at any grade level in regular school?
Yes, we do (as long as they are 3 years or older by Aug 31st). In the case of older kids, they will be evaluated and placed in a level where they are appropriately challenged. There are intermediate levels in CTA which may be suitable for older kids who want to learn Tamil (since the older kids can pick up at a faster pace, they may be placed at an intermediate beginner level).
How can I volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via email email@example.com or phone 978-393-1772.
Apart from regular curriculum learning, will there be any events?
Yes. We organize social and cultural events to imbibe Tamilian legacy. These are done by the students, for the students.
Can my child start in the middle of the school year?
Acton Tamil School does not recommend students starting in the middle of the year. However, some exceptions may apply. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Can my child be placed with a friend? Can I request a specific teacher?
Acton Tamil School will do its best to accommodate these requests but cannot guarantee placement. Other factors will be considered.
Will my child automatically be promoted to the next level at the end of the school year?
We want to ensure that each child is in proper learning environment. Promotion to the next level is based on the teacher’s recommendations. Proficiency is the key determining factor.
How can I contact my child's classroom teacher?
The classroom teacher will provide their contact information on the first day of class.
Whom do I call to let someone know that my child will be absent from school?
You may call/email the teacher or the school Principal.
How do I find out about school closing/cancellations due to adverse weather conditions?
To learn about school closing please check our website. Acton Tamil School will follow Acton Boxborough Public School system inclement weather policy. ATS will also let the parents know about school closing via email.