The plan of establishing a full time Islamic school at Des Moines was initiated in 2003 by a group of parents. This was followed by a survey, which received a very favorable response from the community . The School board of directors worked towards the goal and The Islamic School of Des Moines was established as a not-for-profit organization in July 1st 2004 as a separate organization and entity that serves the whole community.
Friday, August 27th, 2004 Was the First day of school for the grades K-1st. Since then the school is growing and more grades were added.
2012 The School Purchased a bigger place that is suitable to conduct school activities and to accommodate the growing needs and 5th Grade was added. June 2012 our Academy moved to the new building and the 2012-2013 school year started at the new location. 2013 sixth grade was added. 2014 opened Middle school grades
Now; AlRazi Academy; The Islamic School of Des Mines is serving all school grades from Kindergarten to 8th grades.
In 2008 Preschool program was added to accommodate the
growing needs for our school and make it affordable and convenient to the parents in our community. also
established a Childcare program
Infants----- 6 weeks-12 months
Toddlers----13-36 months old
Preschool--3-4 years old
Before & After school program
2. Kindergarten: At least 5 years old before September 15th
3. School Grades:1st to 8th grades
4. Other Programs: Evening and Weekend Classes (kids and adults)
Children are educated in core curricula such as reading, math, science, art, and writing as well as Arabic, Qur'an, and Islamic Studies. Prayer is an integral part of students' day.
All school programs are open to all children regardless of race, religion, color, sex or national origin. It will be based upon the Board of Education admittance policy
Our philosophy is to educate the whole child and to provide an environment, which promotes a feeling of self-worth. Early childhood is the time for education in living and approaching life with freedom to explore, ask questions and dream. Later education in intellectual skills will be fully effective only when a child has learned to live with themselves, their parents and friends.
Striving for Excellence: We are committed to offering its students a competitive curriculum while adhering to the highest possible Islamic and academic standards. We strives to provide a safe and secure school atmosphere while preserving the Islamic identity of its students. We approach the the education process holistically--by satisfying the cognitive, spiritual, psychological, physical, and social needs of the student.
• Spark an interest and enthusiasm for life-long learning through first hand
• To provide a loving, stimulating and relaxed environment.
• To encourage social interaction and the development of such social skills as
sharing, caring and respect for others and their property.
• To encourage and expand curiosity, creativity and imagination.
• To stimulate language development and encourage appropriate listening skills.
• Development of Muslim values.