FC Balagokulam is now Peninsula Balvihar!

Based in Foster City / San Mateo, CA, we are a community of about 80 children & their families that meet every sunday, to discuss & learn, Hindu religious morals & Indian cultural values. We make it fun & easy for the kids - no home work - we mix it up with exercises, games & lots of humor to make it a unique learning experience - that kids look forward to every week.

We are very professional in our approach - with self published books, yearbooks (with kids's thoughtful essays, colorful art etc), performances, field trips and bright & spacious class location. Yet, we are entirely volunteer run with zero overheads - every penny collected goes towards the children's activities.

Our calendar is similar to regular school year - from August to May. Please note the new timings: 9AM to 10:15AM Sundays. 
Medium of instruction is English to maximize the understanding and benefits for the kids.

We are in the process of renaming ourselves as Peninsula Balvihar.  We are a program offering under Peninsula Indian Cultural Association, a 501(c) non-profit organization.
 Namaste Meaning

How to Join

Start Here First, take a look at an eBrochure of our Activities

Calendar 2017 - '18

30 class meetings in the school year - every Sunday from 9AM to 10:15AM
starting August 20th, 2017 ending May, 2018 (holidays in Red below)

 Date Event
 Sunday Aug 20th 2017               First Day of Classes 2016 - '17 School Year                   
 Sunday Sep 3rd 2017 Labor Day Holiday
 Sunday Sep 24th 2017 Navarathri Holiday
 Sunday Oct 8th & 15th 2017 Fall Break Holidays
 Saturday Nov 18th 2017 Diwali Performance Event (Annual Event)
 Sunday Nov 19th 2017 Rest Day after Diwali Event (Holiday)
 Sunday Nov 26th 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday
 Sunday Dec 24th 2017  Christmas Holiday
 Sunday Dec 31st 2017  New Year's Holiday
 Sunday Jan 14th 2018 MLK Day Holiday
 Sunday Feb 18th 2018 President's Day Holiday
 Sunday Apr 1st & 8th 2018 Spring Break Holidays
 Sunday May 13th 2018 Mother's Day Special Project
 Sunday May 20th 2018School Year Ends

What's New?

  • Fabulous Annual Event November 2017 Videos - See link on the left
  • Yearbook 2017 is now published. See soft copy linked in the left menu

Read through the registration info and enroll your child.

First class is always a trial class - once you register, you will be included in the mailing list for next class. After the first class, you can choose to continue or drop out - no payment is needed till the second class and no obligation!

Our Infomercial

So, what exactly does a child gain by joining our classes? Our senior students have used their considerable sense of humor to create this "inspirational" video. In addition to our core spiritual & cultural message, we provide such opportunities for kids to try out their creativity, learn technology and build collaborative relationships in a safe environment. 

Balagokulam - An Informercial - By Noon Class Middle Schoolers