About Us

Nepali Pathshala of Virginia is a non-profit organization established to raise awareness and provide education on Nepali language, culture, arts and tradition to the local communities in Washington DC metro area. Our primary focus is younger generations of Nepali American community, however we welcome anyone who is willing to learn about Nepali culture and heritage.


We are a group of volunteers dedicated to pass on our rich cultural values, traditions, arts, and heritage to the next generation and prepare our children with multiple language skills in the dynamic society.


Our students learn by engaging in activities that emphasize age-appropriate speech, listening and writing. We screen each new student for their language skills and place them in classes where they fit so they feel comfortable and learn as they go.


We follow the curriculum developed by Curriculum Development Center, Ministry of Education, Nepal.


Nepali Pathshala of Virginia is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization and your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our classes

We have divided our classes into four different groups based on age and skill level.


Kharayo: This class focuses on age group from 3 to 6 years. In this class children basically learn about Nepali alphabets through interactive methods such as singing, dancing, role play, drawing and communicating in Nepali language. We encourage them to talk in Nepali as much as possible.


Kachhuwa: This class also focuses on age group from 3 to 6 years but students in this group are a little bit more familiar with Barahkhari (Nepali alphabets). Students learn writing skills and to make simple words from consonants (व्यन्जन बर्ण) and vowels (स्वर बर्ण).

Vowels (स्वर बर्ण) --अ, आ, इ, ई, उ, ऊ, ऋ, ए, ऐ, ओ, औ, अं, अः

Consonants (व्यन्जन बर्ण) -- क, ख, ग, घ, ङ, च, छ, ज, झ, ञ, ट, ठ, ड, ढ, ण,…………………,त्र, ज्ञ. 


Lali Guras: This class focuses on age group from 7 to 10 years. In this class children have an advanced knowledge of Barahkhari (Nepali alphabets). They can read, write and speak in Nepali. They learn the formation of words using vowels, chandrabindu, sirabindu, bisarga, purnabiram etc.


Danphe- This class focuses on age group 10 years and above. In this class students have mastered alphabets, word formation and punctuation. They can read, write and speak Nepali fluently. They learn about the festivals, social structure of Nepal, Nepali Katha, Kabita and much more.


Principal’s message


I am very proud to have this opportunity to serve as the principal of Nepali Pathshala of Virginia. It is our great responsibility to pass on our rich cultural values to the next generation and prepare our children bilingually in the dynamic society. 


I am very optimistic about our collective efforts and will continue to demonstrate the incredible service to give our children the best at Nepali Pathshala. We need to collectively seek excellence in all we do and work to establish a structural learning platform and focus on meeting the needs of each student. I am so fortunate to have such a dedicated team of volunteer teachers willing to go extra miles without any hesitation and the best supportive parents. I would like to thank you all and encourage to join with me to make this Nepali Pathshala of Virginia the best.


Thank you.


Bishnu Kharel
Principal, Nepali Pathshala of Virginia
Phone  : 703-505- 6893
Email  : washington1972@msn.com

Our Teachers

1) Bishnu Kharel

2) Bina Khadkalama

3) Krishna Parajuli

4) Sita Ram Timilsina

5) Rajesh Rimal

6) Subhadra Parajuli

7) Pemyang Tamang

8) Migma Tamang

9) Archana Shahi

10) Anjana Neupane

11) Marina Kharel

12) Ramesh Khanal

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact:


Bishnu Kharel

Phone: 703-505-6893          E-mail-  nepalipathshalava@gmail.com


Chandra Lama

Phone:703-862-9802          E-mail chandrabina@yahoo.com


Dipesh Dahal

Phone: 703-725-8883          E-mail: - dipeshdahal@gmail.com


Rajesh Rimal

Phone: 239-738-2241          E-mail: - rimal26@gmail.com