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 4 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.

Elin Pelin School is a partner school of Association of Bulgarian Schools in America (ABSA).

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Principal and Teachers


  • Rayna Levakova – principal
  • Diana Angelova – deputy principal
  • Ofeliya Tzitzkova – deputy principal


  • Valentina Kamburova
  • Daniela Kashukeeva
  • Diana Angelova
  • Petya Petkova
  • Boryana Veneva
  • Rayna Levakova
  • Tsvetomira Lyubenova
  • Desislava Evans
  • Neli Rabb
  • Vili Lyubenova
  • Iva Bereson

Elin Pelin School

Bulgarian school “Elin Pelin” welcomes students for 2023-2024 school year

Elin Pelin school opened doors on September 9th with a short online parent-teacher conference for all grades. Regular classes start on September 16th and 17th.

This year, for the first time, we reached 100 students enrolled in the three cities and online. Thank you to all the parents, teachers and staff for their tireless efforts that led to this success!

Classes schedule 2022-2023

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

Kindergarten (5-6 yr old) – Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 – Teacher Diana Angelova

2/3 grade/BSL – Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 – Teacher Daniela Kashukeeva

1st grade – Sat 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Teacher Diana Angelova

4th grade – Sat 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Teacher Daniela Kashukeeva

Second location „Hosanna Lutheran Church“ – 16526 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77090 (North Houston) – no classes this year.

Online classes

2nd grade – Teacher Daniela Kashukeeva – Sunday 3:00pm to 5:30pm

3&4 grade Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Teacher Boryana Veneva

7&8 grade Saturday:

9:30 to 10:30 & 1:00 to 2:00– History and Geography – Teacher Petya Petkova

10:45 to 12:05 & 2:10 to 3:10 – Bulgarian language and literature – Teacher Rayna Levakova

Bulgarian as a second language (BSL), Level A1.2 – Teacher Rayna Levakova – Monday and Wednesday – 5:15pm to 6:15pm

BSL, Beginners (Level A1.1) – Teacher Rayna Levakova – Thursday 4pm – 5pm; Saturday – 1pm-2pm

Adults, Level A1 – Monday 6.30pm-7.30pm

Austin branch – First United Methodist Church, 1004 N. Mays Street, PO Box 1448, Round Rock, TX 78680

Kindergarten, 1, 2, 4 grade, BSL – 1:30 to 5:00 – Teachers: Tsvetomira Lyubenova, Desislava Evans, Neli Rabb, Vili Lyubenova, Ofeliya Tzitzkova, Iva Bereson

New!!! San Antonio Branch – New Dawn Adult Day Care, 10300 Heritage Str, San Antonio, TX 78216

Kindergarten, 2 grade, BSL – 9:00 to 12:30 – Teachers: Rayna Levakova, Boryana Veneva

NEW: Bulgarian Folk dances for children – “Bulgarche” in each of the 3 cities – teachers: Maria Shumareva (Houston); Rayna Levakova (San Antonio); Yana Koleva and Yoana Taseva (Austin).

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 2022/2023

Elin Pelin school opened doors on September 9, 2023. The classes will take place based on the above published schedule.

Important dates to remember:

  • 28/29 October – Revival Day
  • 16/17 December – Christmas celebration
  • 17/18 February
  • 24/25 February
  • 2/3 March
  • 4/5 May
  • 18/19 May – Graduation celebration


25/26 November/Thanksgiving

23-31 December – Winter Break

9/10 March – Spring Break

30/31 March – Easter

Additional Information

Association of Bulgarian Schools in America (ABSA) projects.

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.