About Chicago Marathi Vidyamandir

Chicago Marathi VidyaMandir project is initiated to empowering our kids to be able to read and write in Marathi. Learning our mother-tongue will connect the generations. The kids will able to communicate more effectively with their grand-parents. 


The children will also get an exposure to Marathi Culture by learning about and celebrating different traditions at school. 

This will help them to understand rich Indian Culture, traditions and enjoy literature golden pot. It will also be very helpful to enjoy their India visits without the language bars. 


The students will get an opportunity to show their newly acquired talent through social cultural gathering programs at school and at MMC festivals. 


Marathi Shala is operated at Naperville and Schaumburg location.


Key notes:

  • Marathi Shala is non-profit organization

  • BMM is working with Bharati Vidyapeeth for this program

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth has done extensive research keeping in mind the needs of NRI children while setting up the syllabus

  • Age: 5 and up (recommended) 

  • There are 5 levels of Marathi Study (Basic, Intermediate to Advance)

  • Kid could take an exam if he/she is ready to go to the next level (This exam is optional. The exam fee will be as decided by the board.)

  • Over all emphasis: 60% Oral communication & 40% Reading-Writing (each level has certain expectations)

  • Other: Shloka Chanting, Marathi Kavita, Drawing, Crafting, etc.

  • Duration: One and half hours - once a week

  • Semesters: Fall (September-December) & Spring (January-May)

Marathi Shala Team:

Co-ordinator: Vidya Joshi

Email: vidya@chicagomarathishala.com

Phone: (224)-321-2948

2018-19 Naperville Teachers 

Ashwini V. Modak

Bharati Velankar

Madhumeeta Chandge

Mandar Joglekar

Rupali Naik

Sonali Raut

Sanjay Raut
Sunayana Jadhav
Vidya Joshi


2018-19 Schaumburg Teachers 

Sanjyot Borkar 
Priya Telvekar
Apurva Shrikhande 

Vidya Kadam
Archana Bhide 
Sonali Dahalkar

Sulakshana Kulkarni 
Yogesh Gaikar
Shalaka Rege
Omkar Lele
Sonal Agashe

Chetan Rege
Aditi Adavatkar


Prachi Bhagwat

Vaidehi Deshpande

Manisha Rahatadkar

Treasurer: Prachi Bhagwat

Website: Manisha Rahatadkar

© 2014 by Chicago Marathi Vidyamandir

  • w-facebook