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NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

The Greater Houston Tamil School Inc admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This policy is effectively and affirmatively implemented by disclosing on the School’s website and brochures.

Background

Teaching Tamil language to our kids started in Houston area around 2001. Until today this effort is successfully continuing due to Tamil language loving people. Every year students joining Tamil School are increasing and hence the syllabus and school system are improving. This progressive journey is revealed as the Tamil Schools growth in the Houston area.

Due to the enormous growth of Tamil School, it has become necessary to streamline the administrative procedures not only to manage the existing schools and also to accommodate the future growth. Considering these factor, Greater Houston Tamil School has been formed in August 2012. It is a registered non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

About the School

HTS is a member of American Tamil Academy (ATA) and a non profitable organization. Accordingly, it is following ATA syllabus and its books for Mazhalai to Level 3. For higher levels, however, HTS uses its own books. There are five branches in the Houston area:

  • Pearland Tamil School
  • Katy Tamil School
  • The Woodlands Tamil School
  • West Houston (Westheimer) Tamil School
  • Sugar Land Tamil School
  • West Katy Tamil School

A total of over 420 students are currently (Academic year 2016-17) enrolled in these three schools. Tamil is taught in seven levels (grades) starting from Kinder Garden to Level 7.

There are over sixty voluntary teachers are involved in teaching Tamil. Alongside of these teachers there are several volunteers helping to run the schools as coordinators, treasurers, secretaries, committee members, etc. Without these volunteers, it is difficult to run the schools. HTS is accredited Tamil School by AdvancED.

 Greater Houston Tamil School Committee
(2016-17 Committee formation is still underway)

Mr. Karu. Manickavasakam (President)
Mrs.Sangeetha Neelakandan (Secretary)
Mr. Dhamodharan Narayanan (Treasurer)
Mr. Venkat Ponnusamy (Vice President)
Mr. Balaji Lakshmanan (Joint Secretary)
Mr. Sankar N Kannan (Principal, Pearland)
Mr. Shiv Kandavel (Parents representative, Pearland)
Mr. Valanarasu Michael (principal, Katy)
Mr. Krishna Narayanan (Parents representative, Katy)
Mr. Chandramouli (Principal, The Woodlands Tamil School)
Mr. Rathanakumar (Parents representative, The Woodlands)
Mrs. Vidya Kandaswamy (Principal, West Houston (Westheimer))
Mr. Senthilkumar (Parents representative, West Houston (Westheimer))
Mr. Kathir Kamatchi (Principal, Sugar Land)
Mr. Senthil (Parents representative, Sugar Land)
Mr. Ramji Ramasubramanian (principal, West Katy)
Mr. Yoganand Ramamurthy (Parents representative, West Katy)