Sri Balaji Vidyalaya

Kannada Language Class


Sri Balaji Vidhyalaya Kannada Paathashale is pleased to offer Kannada Language & Cultural Classes. 

The goal of this program is to introduce, teach and build interest in Kannada language and culture to the younger generation so that they are proud of their roots.


Sri Balaji Vidyalaya Kannada Paathashale is opening registrations for Kannada classes to new enrollments.


Click Here to register 

(Registration required only for new students)

Current Paathashale students - DO NOT REGISTER (You are already enrolled into the 2023-2024 school year)


Click here to view the Paathashale Curriculum 


We only have a handful of slots left for new enrollments, please register before ASAP using the above below.

Note: Slots will be filled up with first come first serve basis, others will be added to waitlist.

Paathashale fees would be $200 per year payable to HECSA (Portland Balaji Temple). You can choose to pay $25 per month if you prefer monthly payments.

You can also pay the school fees through Intel or Nike matching portals.


Classes will be Hybrid (online/virtual + at least once a month in person at temple) starting from Sep 24th.


Our Paathashale is affiliated with Kannada Academy and follows the curriculum of 8 levels. More than 40 students have completed at least 2 levels last year.


******  Click here to view the video of 2022-2023 Graduation Ceremony********************** 




Sri Balaji Vidhyalaya Kannada Paathashale adopted the curriculum from Kannada Academy, which is approved by Kannada Abhivruddhi Pradhikara, Govt. of Karnataka, along with the University of Mysore.


Our Portland Paathashale has more than 40 students with several volunteer teachers.

We have been working for more than 12 months with the Beaverton School district and the Hillsboro School district to recognize Kannada as a world language. Once it is recognized and approved, students will get a non-GPA high school credit once they complete a minimum of Swara Balla 1 & 2 and Akshara Balla 1 & 2 and take an exam with AVANT testing agency during their junior or senior year.


Kannada Academy has partnered with AVANT for Kannada language proficiency testing.

Our Paathshale has been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).


Brief Background about Kannada Academy:

Sri Shiva Gowder is the author for all the textbooks and founder of Kannada Academy. Sri T.S Nagabharana is one of the General advisory Council for Kannada Academy. Prof Krishnegowda is one of the academic advisory council members along with Dr. Udayashankar Puranik, Dr. N.M. Talawar from Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies and Prof. Gil Ben Herut who is an associate professor in religious studies from University of South Florida.


Currently, Kannada academy schools are spread across 44 cities in 11 countries with 600+ teachers and 2500+ students.

We are proud to say that we are one of the first schools to adopt this curriculum, LMS (Learning Management system)

Principal: Anil Yadalam 

We have a great team of young and energetic teachers. 

Teacher Team: Prabha Chetan, Chinmayee Arun, Srinath Bhaskaran, Prathibha Nandagudi, Deepa Hoskote & Swetha Bendigere

Thank You,

Sri Balaji Vidhyalaya
HECSA Portland Balaji Temple,
May Lord Venkateshwara Swamy Bless you all. 


Teacher Phone:971.400.2563

Teacher Email: 

For more details, contact Sri Rajagopal @ 503.621.7716 or Anil Yadalam @ 971.400.2563


For any suggestions, questions or concerns please email