Hindu American Temple School (HATS)

Hindu American Temple School (HATS)

Please visit HATS Portal/Site by visiting: https://sites.google.com/site/hatshsmn

  • Here you will find weekly updates, class details, calendar, teacher info, contacts, educational resources, registration, and much much more! 
  • HATS Volunteers, Parents, and Students - PLEASE CHECK THE GOOGLE SITE REGULARLY!
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Contact hatsadministrator@hsmn.org for further questions/inquiries.

Other Education Commitee activities and content can be found by visiting: https://sites.google.com/site/hsmneducation/

  • Here you will find Adult Pravachan schedule and recordings, Summer Camp details, Scholarship info, Interfaith Education resources, Hindu Reference Materials, and much more!

HATS Mission Statement

Mission Statement: 
 
To Promote the understanding of the ethical, philosophical, religious, cultural, and spiritual traditions of Hindu Dharma through systematic education and coaching.
 
Objectives:
  • To preserve and propagate the ethical, philosophical, spiritual, and cultural values and traditions of Hindu Dharma through teaching in a classroom environment.
  • To prepare an all-inclusive, non-sectarian educational material for the classrooms using help from Hindu shaastras, scholars, and our traditions.
  • To promote the understanding of the heritage of Hindus in the American society through presentation of educational material.
  • To assist the practitioners of Hindu Dharma in adapting their heritage, and practice their traditions peacefully and harmoniously in the United States of America.
  • Build a united, self-dependent and a self-confident Hindu American community in our area. 
  • Ensure that our kids and adults are knowledgeable in and comfortable about our Dharmic traditions. 
  • Provide volunteering opportunities, leadership, and other skills to our children. 

HATS Curriculum Info

  • The school will follow a graded and a diverse curriculum that meets the requirements of children (from ages 4-15 yrs) growing up in the American society. Adult classes may also be offered in the future.
  • The classes will cover different aspects of Hindu Dharma, including spiritual practices such as Yoga, in an age appropriate manner. In future, we may add classes on languages, music and art forms associated with Hindu societies.
  • The school will not favor any one Hindu tradition over another, and will be non-sectarian and all-inclusive in keeping with the eclectic nature of the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove, MN. In higher grades, students might be exposed to diverse viewpoints within the Hindu tradition, and will be encouraged to compare and contrast our traditions with other religious traditions.
  • A summary of the curriculum planned for different grades may be obtained by requesting it through the HATS administrator. The curriculum for different grades in HATS is designed to synchronize with the material that the children learn in their regular schools in that particular grade.
  • Teaching is entirely done by trained volunteers. No prior qualifications are required for parents to volunteer as teachers, but they must undergo training provided by HATS teachers committee. Parents with specialized skills such as teaching licenses are highly encouraged to serve as volunteer teachers.
  • The medium of instruction in the religion classes will be English although students will be encouraged to learn spiritual vocabulary from sacred Hindu languages such as Sanskrit.