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About Al-Amal School

Al-Amal School is an AdvancED (NCA), National Association of Early Childhood Education (NAEYC), and Council of Islamic School of North America (CISNA) accredited private Islamic school from preschool (3-year-old) through 12th grade located in the suburbs of Fridley, Minnesota (Twin Cities area). The school is established for the sake of Allah (SWT), and it believes that our children are the future of Muslim communities. We strive to prepare our students to su cceed in a changing and diverse world by providing them with a safe and healthy environment, dedicated to high academics, and values anchored in Islamic teachings of Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

School History

Al-Amal School was established in 1994 at a home in St. Paul, by a group of four parents, and one community member, who wanted an alternative to public school for their children. In 1995, the school moved to the Islamic Center of Minnesota in Fridley. By 2006, the school outgrew its capacity. In 2007, the school expanded the facility and built an adjacent building for the middle and high school classes. The current enrollment is over 370 students.

School’s Mission

Al-Amal School is a full-time school established for the sake of Allah (SWT) to help families by providing an Islamic education environment. This educational choice strives to provide the highest academic standards in all subjects with specific focus on the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW). Al-Amal School’s mission is to provide a generation of Muslims who

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  • Have a solid understanding of Tawheed (Oneness of the Creator).
  • Have a strong Islamic moral character.
  • Have leadership skills sustained by Taqwa (piety).
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility and realization that Islam is the only solution.
  • Approach community and global issues with an Islamic frame of mind.
  • An academically equipped to succeed and excel in an increasingly competitive and challenging word.

School Education Offer

We offer a full year Hifz Program for students beginning in grade 3 that covers a grade level each year (Hifz, language arts, and math in the regular school month; and Hifz, social studies, and science in the summer month.

Al-Amal School provides a full academic curriculum that is comparable to but, in most cases, exceeding the public schools in Minnesota. In addition, the school provides an Islamic environment for both students and staff. The school further differentiates from the other schools by offering Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran Memorization courses. The school also provides after school sports activities like Soccer, Lego League, Basketball, and more…

School Classes

Al-Amal School is a full-time school that offers classes from Preschool (3 years old) all the way to 12th Grade:

  • 2-Day Preschool: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must be 3 years of age by September 15th to be eligible
  • 3-Day Preschool: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Must be 4 years of age by September 15th to be eligible.
  • 5-Day Preschool: Monday to Friday. Must be 4 years of age by September 15th to be eligible..
  • Kindergarten: Must be 5 years to enter by September 15th to be eligible.
  • 11th and 12th Grades – PSEO or Post Secondary Enrollment Option: Students take the high school level classes at college or university.
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Special Needs and ESL

Al-Amal School does not offer ESL classes. As a competitive private school, the school resources are limited and it may not be able to address and provide equitable service for any special need students.

Dress Code

    • Brothers K – 5th: Navy blue dress pants (no side/patch pockets) with white or light blue collared shirt or turtleneck. Navy blue sweater if needed. No shorts are allowed.
    • Brothers 6th to 10th: Loose khaki dress pants (no cargo pants). Shirts must be navy blue and collared. Brothers must wear white, navy, or black socks. Sweaters, when needed, must be navy, knit, and non-hooded. Shoes must be plain, no-scuff, soft-soled, white or dark.
    • Sisters K– 5th: A pleated, v-neck, or rounded navy jumper with navy or black leggings (no tights or jeans). A plain white or light blue collared shirt or turtleneck must be worn underneath the jumper. Hijabs (plain white, light blue, navy, or black opaque) are mandatory for prayer only.
    • Sisters 6th – 10th: A plain white, light blue, navy, or black opaque hijab. Scarves must be non-transparent, and plain in color with no designs. Jilbabs must be black or navy (plain, no designs), loose, and ankle-length. Navy blue or black dress pants, track pants (gym-days), or jeans under must be worn under the ankle-length jilbab. Sisters must wear white, navy, or black socks. Sweaters, when needed, must be navy, knit, and non-hooded. Shoes must be plain, no-scuff, soft-soled, white or dark.
    • Islamic Dress Fridays (Middle/High Students Only):
  • Sisters may wear a different colored jilbab, loose long skirt with an arm length tunic top, and a scarf or loose-fitting long sleeve shalwar kamis. No 3/4 sleeved outfits are allowed.
  • Brothers may wear jalabiya/thawb with kufi or loose shalwar kamis. No shorts are to be worn at any time.

Staff Dress Code

LOOSE:

  • Clothing should not allow the body shape to be seen. It should be at least 1 inch loose on each side from the underarm to the length of the outfit. This includes arms of a top, as well as jackets, skirts and pants.

NON-TRANSPARENT CLOTHING:

  • Skin and hair* should not be seen through the fabric.

LENGTH (female)

  • Top and Pants Outfit: The top should be to below the knee as a minimum requirement and sleeves to the wrist. Pants should be to the ankles.
  • Skirt and Top Outfit: The skirt should ankle-length and loose fitting. The top should be loose and cover the hips to cover the hips to 8 inches above the knee.

HEAD SCARF (female):

  • Head scarves* should cover the hair, neck, and ears completely.

MAKE-UP AND PERFUME:

  • SMake-up and perfume are not allowed. Natural kohl is allowed, but it cannot be lining the eye from the outside, or stretching it out to the sides.

UNACCEPTABLE PANT WEAR:

  • Jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants, bib overalls, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking, are not allowed.
  • Athletic pant wear for teachers participating in athletic activities with their children will be addressed on a case-by-case basis; however, all other requirements for tops, headscarves, and make-up will remain in effect.

FOOTWEAR:

Teachers should not wear open-toed shoes, flip flops or sandals during school days when students are present. Comfortable footwear is encouraged.

*Any non-Muslim female employees are not required to wear head scarves, but need to follow all of the other clothing expectations.

Transportation

Al-Amal School does not offer school transportation. Private limited bus service is available from Minneapolis, but parents will have to arrange those directly. Please inquire the school office for details.The State provides transportation allowance for children travelling to school from outside the district based on distance. Please get those details from the school office.

Tuition Rates

Al-Amal School is a private school and it does not receive tuition benefits from the State similar to any pubic or charter schools. The tuition revenues help to operates the school and pay salaries for the staff and teachers. Al-Amal School tuition rates are among the most competitive rates offered for any private school in Twin Cities. Please refer to the tuition rates and schedule for this year’s tuition rates.

Parents Involvement

Student success in the school is directly correlated with parents’ involvement at home to help in child(ren) education. Al-Amal School expects parents to be involved and connected with the school to support the progress of their children.

 

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