About Us

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


In this class, children are taught the Nepali alphabet using a variety of interactive methods like singing, dancing, role-playing, drawing, and communicating in the Nepali language. The primary goal of the class is to encourage the children to speak Nepali as much as possible. We also focused on speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


This class is for young students who are already familiar with Barahkhari, and Nepali Barnamala. It's wonderful that they will have the opportunity to continue developing their writing skills and learn how to make simple words using vowels and consonants. 

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 is an excellent opportunity for children to expand their knowledge and skills in the Nepali language, culture, art, tradition, and heritage. With advanced knowledge of Barahkhari, they can confidently read, write, and speak Nepali. The class also focuses on the formation of Nepali words, which is essential for enhancing their language abilities. In addition, children can learn about Nepali culture, festivals, and social structure, which is crucial for their overall education and development. This class provides them with a well-rounded education and helps them become more knowledgeable and culturally aware individuals.


By the end of this class, students have become masters of the Nepali language, with the ability to read, write, and speak. In addition, students have gained a deep understanding of Nepal's rich culture, including its festivals, cultures, and social structure. Our exploration of Nepali Katha and Kabita from Nepali, social, and moral textbooks has been a highlight of our learning experience, and we are excited to continue building upon our knowledge of the Nepali language, culture, arts, and heritage.  


In the Advanced class of our Pathshala, we have children aged between 10 to 16 years old. These children are fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Nepali. The curriculum of this class includes learning the Nepali language, culture, festivals, social structure of Nepal, tourism, and understanding the cultural differences between Nepal and the USA. It's a great opportunity for children to learn and appreciate their Nepali heritage while gaining knowledge about other cultures as well.

Principal’s message

As the principal of Nepali Pathshala of Virginia, it is my utmost responsibility to ensure that we pass on our rich cultural values to the next generation and prepare our children bilingually in a dynamic society. I am fully committed to demonstrating the highest level of service and providing the best possible education to our students. 

I firmly believe that we must strive for excellence in all our endeavors and establish a robust learning platform that caters to the needs of each student. I am grateful to have a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and supportive parents who share my vision and are willing to go above and beyond to achieve our goals.

 I urge you all to join me in this mission to make Nepali Pathshala of Virginia the best it can be. Together, we can ensure that our children receive the finest education and continue to uphold our cultural values with pride and dignity.

Thank you.


Bishnu Kharel

Principal, Nepali Pathshala of Virginia

Phone : 703-505- 6893

Email: bishnu.kharel@nepalipathshalava.org

Our Teachers

  1. Bishnu P. Kharel
  2. Bindu Baral
  3. Bhusan Panta
  4. Krishna Parajuli
  5. Shambhu Rawal
  6. Rajesh Rimal
  7. Nilam Prasai
  8. Agrani Shahi
  9. Barsha Parajuli
  10. Bandana Wagle
  11. Stuti Ghimire
  12. Marina Kharel
  13. Shamjhana Pokharel
  14. Smeeta Poudyal Acharya
  15. Sajana Wagle
  16. Rita Pathak
  17. Sarita Adhikari
  18. Bina Khadka Lama

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

Bishnu Kharel

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

Raju Gautam

Phone:703-220-7458        E-mail