About Us


Manarah Islamic Academy (MIA)

Manarah Islamic Academy is a preschool to grade 8 private School with a strong commitment to education. We inspire our students to achieve academic and Islamic excellence, develop a strong sense of character, and act responsibly in a changing world. We empower children to build confidence, explore knowledge, and work collaboratively in a diverse and safe environment, while nurturing their individual spirit. Manarah build the foundation for future leaders that will make the world a better place to live by adhering to the teachings of “Quran and ‘Sunnah”. They will set an example for other Muslims and the society by demonstrating integrity, respect, passion for education, high moral values and ethical standards. Manarah started with a humble beginning of less than 10 students in 2004. We have consistently grown over the years to our current enrollment of over 140 students.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a pioneering and nationally recognized school that strives to nurture students to become competent Muslim leaders in addition to being successful scientists, professionals or public servants.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an Islamic environment, enabling all students to Islamic academic excellence; empowering them to become self-directed life-long learners.

Core Beliefs

  • Manarah is the foundation upon which we are building a practicing Islamic community that adheres to the Quran and Sunnah
  • Faith, knowledge and good deeds are the keys to our children’s success.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, spiritual, social, intellectual, and emotional needs.
  • Students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.
  • Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
  • The school integrates Islamic Principles in the curriculum with emphasis on ideology, morality to instill proper behavior, and prepares them to be a Mo’min (practicing and believing Muslim)
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
  • The school provides an Islamic environment.
  • Continuous and on-going learning is the topmost priority for the school.
  • The school’s commitment to Islamic education is necessary for students to become self-directed individuals and embrace challenges of the future.
  • The school enables students to become confident, self-directed and life-long learners by its commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Students learn to make the right decisions given a supportive and challenging learning environment.
  • Diversity & inclusion help increase students’ understanding of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Teachers, administrators, volunteers, parents, students and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission and serve as excellent role models.