The character education at Al-Iman is of paramount importance and, as such, is part of the School's mission.
Al-Iman believes that students need strong moral believe, as well as the knowledge of secular subjects, to succeed
in this life and the Hereafter. With this framework in mind, Al-Iman bases its character education on the Book of Allah (swt),
the life of the Prophet Muhammd (SAW) and lessons from our rich and vast history.
Means of Effective Islamic Character Education
- Empower students and hold them accountable: The student is encouraged through positive reinforcement to develop him/herself as a Muslim and to strive to meet the academic and behavioral goals of the school through acceptance of responsibility and developing a sense of self-accountability by learning from one’s own mistakes.
- Family involvement in the educational process: Families are encouraged to participate in the school and model proper Islamic behaviors in the home, thereby reinforcing the Islamic world-view of the child.
- Staff as Role Models: Al-Iman School is committed to providing the most qualified staff available that live Islam in their daily lives and bring their vision of the Islamic educational process to work with them in the school. The Teacher, while drawing the boundaries of appropriate teacher-student relations, is also a Brother or Sister in faith to each student, and must foster that bond accordingly to motivate the student to achieve in his/her class.
- Curriculum Integration: Character education is integrated into the existing curriculum, becoming a part of the general framework in which all education takes place. School personnel strive to make character part of the learning emphasis at all levels in every course and activity area. Students are taught that Allah knows all that they do and that they should love Allah and try to please Him at all times.
- Environment: The environment in the school builds Islamic identity and awareness by enjoining what is good and forbidding what is wrong according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet (SAW). For this reason, Islamic standards of conduct, appearance, arts, celebrations, and general acts of worship such as prayer, fasting, and charity are exercised and determine the overall climate of the school.
- Islamic Character Traits: Every month the school will focus on one specific character trait to develop. Qur’an and Ahadeeth, essays, poems, daily reminders, bulletin boards and all other means to promote the monthly trait will be utilized to allow the character trait to permeate each person’s being.