Bulgarian School Elin Pelin in Houston

Elin Pelin was established in 2012 and is the first Bulgarian school in Houston. We have students between the ages of 3 and 16. Our school is registered with the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and works with approved programs for studying Bulgarian language, history and geography.

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Principal and Teachers

  • Valentina Kamburova
  • Daniela Kashukeeva
  • Diana Angelova
  • Petya Petkova
  • Boryana Veneva
  • Rayna Levakova

Elin Pelin School

Bulgarian school “Elin Pelin” welcomes students for 2021-2022 school year

Elin Pelin school opens doors this week – beginning with a short parent-teacher conference for all grades on October 1st (Friday), 6 pm via ZOOM meeting (link will be send two days prior the meeting). It is very important that you or your representative attend the meeting. Regular classes start on October 2nd (Saturday).

If you have not already enrolled your child as a student, please do so as soon as possible. Deadline is end of the day on Wednesday (September 29, 2021). Otherwise, it will delay placing your child in a class and receiving school materials on time. Huge thank you to those of you who already enrolled their children.

Classes 2021-2022

Main school „MECA” – 1900 Kane St, Houston TX 77007 (Downtown)

Kindergarten (4-6 yr old) Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 – Teacher Diana Angelova

2 grade Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 – Teacher Daniela Kashukeeva

Second location „Hosanna Lutheran Church“ – 16526 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77090 (North Houston)

Kindergarten (4-6 yr old) – Teacher Valya Kamburova – TBD

Online classes

Kindergarten (4-6 yr old) – Teacher Daniela Kashukeeva – TBD

1/2 grade Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 – Teacher Boryana Veneva

5/6 grade Saturday

11:30 to 12:30 – History and Geography – Teacher Petya Petkova

1:00 to 2:30 – Bulgarian language and literature – Teacher Diana Angelova

8 grade Saturday

9:30 to 10:30 – History and Geography – Teacher Petya Petkova

10:30 to 12:30 – Teacher Rayna Levakova

Bulgarian as a second language – Teacher Valya Kamburova – TBD.

At the end of the school year, students will receive a certificate for completed grade level.

„Всичко българско и родно любя, тача и милея“

May every young Bulgarian know the source and meaning of this verse. With your help Elin Pelin school can turn that wish into reality. With your support more and more American children with Bulgarian roots will learn to read, write, and speak fluently in their mother language.

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School Calendar 2021/2022


2 School day

9 School day

16 School day

23 School day

30 School day


 6 School day

16 School day

20 School day

27 student holiday


 4 School day

11 School day

18 Christmas Celebration

25 student holiday


 student holiday

8 School day

15 School day

22 School day

29 School day


5 School day

12 School day

19 School day

26 Baba Marta

MARCH 2022

5 3rd and 8th of March

12 student holiday

19 School day

26 School day

APRIL 2022

2 School day

9 School day

16 student holiday

23 School day

30 School day

MAY 2022

 7 School day

14 School day

21 End-of-Year Celebration

27 November – Thanksgiving
25 December – 1 January – Winter Break
12 March – Spring Break
16 April – Easter 

Additional Information

If you have additional questions, please email us at  school@elinpelin-houston.org

Elin Pelin Foundation and Bulgarian Language School admits members and students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administrated programs.HOL