Chicago’s Vedic Sanskriti School (VSS) for youth from ages Pre-K – 12, welcomes young families in the Chicagoland region to learn about our Vedic principles, Vedic Dharma, Indian culture and heritage.
In a unique collaboration for the 2020-21 school year, we are offering a fully online program based on a core curriculum developed by Arya Samaj Greater Houston. This well-established and internationally acclaimed program at Dayanand Arya Vedic Sanskriti School and DAV Montessori School in Houston has been enriching youth education over the last 25+ years.
Core Subjects: Dharma Shiksha and Hindi Skills
Electives: Vedic Bhajan, Vedic Chanting, Dancercise, Yogasan, Practical Science (grade 4 and below), Vedic Math (grade 5 and up)
” Vedic” means “From the Vedas”; “Sanskriti” is “culture, refinement”.
Vedic Sanskriti is relevant and beneficial to people of all creeds and cultures. Our school thus welcomes families and children of all backgrounds.
What are the Vedas?
● Veda (from the Sanskrit root word “vid” – “to know”) is Knowledge revealed to the Rishis
● The foundation of our Dharma (Mode of Life)
● Preserved by oral tradition
● Codified into four books over the ages – Rigved, Yajurved, Saamved and Atharvaved
● Hymns, guidance and philosophy in Vedic Sanskrit
Vishwa Guru: India has been known as “The Teacher to the World” as reflected in the famous words of Will Durant –
“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy.
Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.”
Fostering Vedic Values: VSS will enrich children’s understanding of Indian achievements in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Medicine, Aviation, Cosmology, Yoga and Philosophy which led to the birth of the world’s earliest universities and medical centers in India.
At a time when young people face immense pressure from all sides, increased loneliness, addiction, depression and constant comparison through social media, we hope to build mental and emotional resilience through ancient Vedic teachings and a peer community. It is both our privilege and responsibility to invest in the foundation of our youth and help them shape productive, peaceful and happy lives.
We welcome each of your participation. Join us to volunteer as a teacher, in coordinating activities, preparing materials and invest in our youth today for leaders of tomorrow!
Classes begin Sunday, Sept 6, 2020.