Who we are
Downingtown Balvihar (DBV) is a volunteer driven, non-profit (With IRS 501C3 certification) organization in West Chester, PA. We offer classroom and experience-based learning of Indian languages, traditions, festivals and our history for children of our community to help raise them as strong, content, emotionally mature and happy individuals and successful leaders.
Our classes run every Sunday (September through May) from 2:30PM to 4:30PM in West Chester, PA
Our curriculum spans from the age of 3 (pre-K) through the end of High School (Grade 12)Learn More
What We Offer
For DBV graduates who are motivated to further explore, develop, and integrate a cultural relevance to their modern lives, we offer a robust Youth Group program (DBVYG). Under the guidance of dedicated mentors, DBVYG members put cultural values into action through volunteer work and community involvement. They strengthen their cultural identity through discussions, debate, and teaching.Learn More
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
Registration open for DBV 2021-22 school year. Please Register for 2022-2023 School Year. If you are not a returning member create your account prior to registration.
Downingtown Balvihar celebrated Annual Day on May 21st with 300 family members and guests where students and Youth Group members from each culture grade and langue class showcased their talent and learnings. HUGE thanks to all the teachers, Annual day lead parent, volunteers and parents. Congratulations to all our students for their excellent performances.
We host several cultural events through out the year to bring individual families together as a community, express our creativity, tell stories, rekindle the past, entertain ourselves and fly high for the future. Youth and children participation in these events helps develop thinking skills, builds self-esteem, and improves resilience, all of which enhance cultural education.
Registration for 2022-23 school year - 22nd MayLearn More