Vedic Sunday School

Holistic Education

The quality of children’s lives and character is a major concern for parents. Children take their experiences into their hearts, and these experiences form their character. Without proper character, knowledge can be destructive to self and society. The aim of Vedic Sunday School is to provide a loving environment where students are nourished with care and devotion. We look forward to serving your children, providing them with a Krishna conscious education, and most of all helping them along the path to Krishna Bhakti.

The sweetest goal of Vedic Sunday School is imparting holistic education to children to aid in the development of their character and personality. Children build long-lasting, Krishna conscious friendships based on a shared desire to love and serve Krsna.

Sunday School brochure-2 copyGive your children a gift that he/she never forgets. We will help your children:

  • Inculcate values
  • Develop Character
  • Learn about Vaishnav Cultural Heritage
  • Establish relationship with God
  • Learn Gita & other scriptures and apply the realizations in their day-to-day lives
  • Create a long term and natural attachment for serving one and all

Let your child see religion as fun and learn through activities of coloring, painting, crafts, story telling, slokas, mantras, discussions, debates, presentations, field trips, dramas and kirtans.

Vedic Sunday School Structure

School Year – September 1st to August 31st
School Timings – 6:30pm-7:30pm every Sunday in the Community Hall of ISKCON of Central NJ (subject to change for individual classes on special instances like festivals, field trips, etc.)
  • Class Bal-Krishna (with parent)
    • Grade of child as of Sept. 1: Preschool
    • Teachers: Govinda Nandini Devi Dasi
  • Class Madhava
    • Grade of child as of Sept. 1: 1 to 3
    • Teachers: Shaffy Sharma, Satya Rani Devi Dasi
  • Class Damodar (Level 1)
    • Grade of child as of Sept. 1: Grades 4 to 5
    • Teacher: Arjuniya Gopi Devi Dasi, Amrita Lila Devi Dasi
  • Vedic Sunday School Managers
    • Amala Gopika Devi Dasi, Mukta Daga
  • Class Damodar (Level 2)
    • Grade of child as of Sept. 1: 6 to 8
    • Teachers: Seva Nistha Das, Akhilesh Krishna Das
  • Class Madan Mohan
    • Grade of child as of Sept. 1: 9 to 12
    • Teacher: Devakinandan Das

Kindly note that students who are in grade 3,5 or 8 can be evaluated by the Sunday School committee to determine if they are ready for the next respective class. This decision is at the discretion of the committee.

Teachers

  • Each teacher has been through  a complete background check through ISKCON Child Protection Office of North America.
  • The teachers are well versed in the Vaishnav etiquettes and philosophy, and have received teachers’ training from ISKCON workshops.
  • All classes will have one primary teacher and one back-up teacher at all times, with both present during most of the classes. Graduates from Madan Mohan class also volunteer as mentors and take relevant responsibilities when needed.
  • There are regular Parent-Teacher meetings where families can confidentially meet with the respective teachers to discuss the performance, behaviors and overall development of their child.

Curriculum

  • Developed and organized by stalwart teachers in ISKCON worldwide and time-tested by other temples.
  • Includes essential tools for teachers, and workbooks for students.
  • Discussion and time of year based additional content used to expand learning.
  • References: harekrishnasundayschool.com, various books from leaders in Vaishnav education.

Fee Structure

All classes: $108 per year for the 1st child, $80 per year per sibling (special occasional supplies are extra)

Sessions

  • September – November (currently in progress)
  • December – February
  • March – May
  • June – August

Contact

Enrollment

Enrollment period for September 2017 – August 2018 is now CLOSED. Please write to us to be informed when the registration for the next session opens.

Email us at sundayschool@iskconnj.com or leave us a message through the contact form for any questions/comments.

The children should be between the ages of 5 and 17 years and must be regularly brought to the Sunday school by the parents. The parents are welcome to stay in the school if the child is not comfortable without the parent, needs more attention than usual, or has special needs.